Do you like the old stories of Odin and Frigg, Thor and Sif, Baldr and Nanna, Loki and Sigyn, Hel, Vidar, Heimdall, Freyr and Freyja, Hyrrokin and Vafthrudnir?
Do you like the (epic) fantasy genre?
If so, you’ll love my first book — Kinsmen Die.
Kinsmen Die by Matt Bishop
In early 2013 I began writing a novel that interprets and adapts Norse myth into an epic fantasy setting. On August 15, 2017, I published that book — my first book — Kinsmen Die.
If you don’t know the Norse myths then never fear! My book is a great place to start.
In writing my book(s), I have not only read the source materials (primarily the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda) but have meticulously researched Norse myths through a multitude of secondary sources — Simek, Crossley-Holland, Davidson, etc. This blog is as much a recounting of that research as it is a glimpse into my creative process.
Right now I’m working on the second book in my series. It will be available in mid 2019.
Feel free to drop me a line: mattbishopwrites at gmail dot com.