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Midhgardhur: The Fantasy World of Colin Anders Brodd

Monday, November 12, 2018

Amazon Giveaway - Enter to Win a FREE Kindle copy of Tales From Midhgardhur, Volume I

Hello everyone,


Between now and 11/16/18, you can enter to win a FREE Kindle copy of Tales From Midhgardhur, Volume I at Amazon! Click HERE to enter for your chance to win instantly!

Happy Reading! Skál! And Good Luck!
~ Colin Anders Brodd

Thursday, November 8, 2018

FREE! - Read the Winning Story "Remember!" at SIA

Hello everyone,


     Recently, I was proud to announce that the short story "Remember!" from Tales From Midhgardhur on Channillo and found in Tales From Midhgardhur, Volume II was one of five winners of the Support Indie Authors 2018 "Scary Short Story Contest" - and now the text of the story is posted on their site HERE so you can read it for free! While you're there, you should check out my co-winners: "Reflections" by Phil Farina, "Premonition" by Kayla Krantz, "Spider, Spider" by Bea Cannon, and "The Black Queen" by Olga Werby.

Happy Reading! Skál!
~ Colin Anders Brodd

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Scary Short Story Contest WINNER - "Remember!"

Hello everyone,

WINNER!


     I am pleased to announce that the short story "Remember!" (which has appeared in Tales From Midhgardhur on Channillo and in Tales From Midhgardhur, Volume II) is one of the five winners of the 2018 Scary Short Story Contest from SIA (Support for Indie Authors)! I am very proud of this particular story, which was actually written as an experimental challenge (it is a rare 2nd person perspective story!), and glad to be able to say that the Tales From Midhgardhur are not just award-winning fiction, but contest-winning as well! "We LOVED this piece and are very excited to feature it on our website," wrote Ann Livi Andrews for SIA. 

Happy Reading! Skál!
~ Colin Anders Brodd 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Word Count Wednesday - Spring Sacrifice, Far From the Tree, and the Wikia Entry of the Day - Calibrax

Hello everyone,


     Welcome back to Word Count Wednesday! The story of the day is "Spring Sacrifice", which appears on Tales From Midhgardhur on Channillo! "Spring Sacrifice" became available TODAY, and weighed in at 6,976 words! This spooky story, while set around the spring equinox, is perfect for your Halloween horror reading! Check it out!

     Work now begins on the next story slated for Tales From Midhgardhur, entitled "Far From The Tree" - can't say much about this one yet except that it involves two characters fans have seen before (Hrafn, from The Saga of Asa Oathkeeper and several of the tales, and Heruli, who so far has appeared only in "Luck of the Lytlingar"). It doesn't have a word count yet since it just started!


     And lest we forget, the Midhgardhur Wikia Entry of the Day is "Calibrax" - Midhgardhur's version of the enchanted sword Excalibur. Calibrax has so far only appeared in one story, "Old Blood, Bright Fire" (found in Tales From Midhgardhur, Volume I), but it is an important artifact in the history of Midhgardhur and the "Matter of Prytania" (our "Matter of Britain").

Happy Reading! Skál!
~ Colin Anders Brodd

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Wikia Entry of the Day - Ingjaldur's Crown

Hello everyone,


     Today's new entry on the Midhgardhur Wikia is "Ingjaldur's Crown", a ring of standing stones carved with magical runes that appears at least twice in the Tales From Midhgardhur - once in the eponymous story "Ingjaldur's Crown" (found in Tales From Midhgardhur, Volume I)  and mentioned in "The Tale of Ingjaldur the Mad" (found in Tales From Midhgardhur, Volume II). The runes carved on the stones hold secret spells for tapping the energy of the lands of Midhgardhur and the lines of power that connect special places (ley lines). For more, check out the entry in the Midhgardhur Wikia! 

Happy Reading! Skál!
~ Colin Anders Brodd

Monday, October 29, 2018

Wikia Entry of the Day - Sverdhkottur (Plural Sverdhkettir)

Hello everyone,

     Today's new entry in the Midhgardhur Wikia is the Sverdhkottur (plural Sverdhkettir), "Sword-Cat" or "Sabre-toothed Tiger" - a creature long extinct in our world but still extant (though rare) in the world of Midhgardhur! On very rare occasions, these terrible predators may even adopt a human or landvaettur as a companion. Sverdhkettir appear in "The Gaeludyr" in Tales From Midhgardhur, Volume I.

Happy Reading! Skál!
~ Colin Anders Brodd

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Wiki Entry of the Day - Landvaettir (Landwights)

Hello everyone,

Landvaettir

     Today's new entry in the Midhgardhur Wikia is Landvaettir, also known as "landwights". These are the "demihuman" sentient races of Midhgardhur, created (like humans) by the Aesir and Vanir. The landvaettir are said to be closer to nature and the land than humans are, hence the name. The types of landvaettir in Midhgardhur include, but are not limited to, alfar (elves), dvergar (dwarves), huldrufolk ("hidden folk" or gnomes), and lytlingar ("littlings" or halflings). For more, check out the Midhgardhur Wikia!

Happy Reading! Skál!
~ Colin Anders Brodd