Since early 2013, I’ve been writing a novel that interprets and adapts Norse myth into an epic fantasy setting.
So if 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, as well as the fantasy genre, you’ll hopefully like my books.
And if you don’t know the Norse myths, then, after enjoying my books :), maybe they’ll launch you into reading the source materials — primarily the Poetic Edda and Prose Edda, but there are others (e.g., Saxo Grammaticus, multiple Icelandic sagas, the account of Ibn Fadlan).
In writing my books, I 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.
In 2017, I will publish the first book in my series. So, if you read this, thanks! And, stay tuned!
Feel free to drop me a line: mattbishopwrites at gmail dot com.