Thursday, August 16, 2012

Enjoyed my short story "The Yggdrasil Codex"? Then read the first 2 chapters of the novel that picks up the story 115 years later.

For those who read my short story the Yggdrasil Codex and wanted more, your wish has been granted. I'm 1/2 way through writing the first draft of a novel based 115 years after the events described in The Yggdrasil Codex.

Under my pen name, Eoghan Odinsson,  I take great pride in using the rich and epic mythology of our Northern ancestors, and I write books designed to highlight interesting aspects of that mythology, spirituality and culture.

As Hugh B. Long (the legal me), I'm continuing to build on that passion, but with fiction. I intend to write in many genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and Science Fiction. But for my first full length novel I'm writing a tale that blends the best of Norse Mythology with Classic Space Opera. It will be dramatic and wide sweeping (spanning the 100,000 light years of the Milky Way!) My plan is to write a series if it's well received. (Fingers crossed!). The fans of my work as Eoghan Odinsson have been amazing! I hope to provide the same sense of wonder and excitement with my new work.

I expect the book to be on the shelves later this winter, but for now, let me whet your appetite!
Below are the First Drafts of Chapter 1 & 2 (there may be typos - this is really early stuff!)

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Hope you enjoyed it!

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1 comment:

  1. I'm enjoying the story. I look forward to reading the rest. Thanks!