Ásbjorn and his pack of dark elven hunters and trackers are traversing ever deeper into the north, where they will cross the arctic tundra of Svartálfheimr and over the pass to the plains beyond. From there, their way turns east, until they come upon one of the primordial rivers that flows out of Niflheimr. Only a narrow stone bridge offers them a way into Jötunheimr, the realm of frost giants, where they hope to capture a dragon. But after crossing the perilous bridge into the otherworld, they must first pass through the Iron Wood before they can continue their quest. Will they make it out alive or be hunted down and killed by Fenrir’s kin and the dark sorceress, Angrboða, who rules the Iron Wood?
Excerpt coming soon!
Update: The draft is written! (At least to the point that I intend to share.) This is being written as the new opening to chapter four, and it will leave off on a cliff hanger while I take readers to other parts of the world to catch up with what our other characters have been up to. I will be working on brushing it up this evening, and if everything works out, will try to upload it tomorrow, so stay tuned!
My next step once this segment is complete, is to begin restructuring everything written so far to be in synch with a more fitting time line. Currently, I have condensed far too much into too short an expanse of time (less than a year, approximately), and that’s never going to work. We don’t want our characters teleporting all over the place or doing time travel! 😉
There is one segment to chapter five, I believe, that I am seriously considering moving to be the opening to book two of the would be series. An opening to book two?! Already!? I must be getting close to completing book one if I’m already making plans for the second and have the opening scene already written and pretty well refined! This is so exciting!!!!