The time has come for Ásbjorn, son of Ivar, to set off on his journey into Jötunheimr.
Fraught with peril, he will brave the bitter north wind and harsh snowstorms that plague the lands far to the north. His path will take him into the frozen realm of the frost giants, where he must pass through the Iron Wood, in search of a dragon that can defeat his father’s arch nemesis — the infamous Chief Hrothgar.
I have this evening begun writing of Ásbjorn’s adventure, and it has provided me with a rare opportunity to slip in a little of the ancient lore. I especially like writing about the Iron Wood, which is the same wood that Tolkien based Myrkwood on in his book, The Hobbit. I look forward to introducing Angrboða, Queen of the Iron Wood and the Jötun sorceress who founded the black arts known as Seiðr.
This should make for an interesting tale! Especially when he finds and must capture his dragon!