Fantasy novels in a Norse myth-inspired universe

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 — 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 finalizing the second book in my series: Dark Grows the Sun. It will be available in December 2019.

I currently maintain another blog here (mattbishopwrites.com). Please drop me a line either here or there.

Thanks!

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  1. Sounds fantastic! I will definitely take a look! Nice to see your mention of the secondary sources too. Kevin Crossley-Holland’s work was my introduction to the Northern myths, making them accessible to a younger reader who could only understand Modern English.

    • Thanks for your comment! Apologies for my delay in replying. When I started reading the Eddas and then the secondary works I was shocked to discover how little I knew (or how much I’d forgotten) about the Norse myths.

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