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Midhgardhur: The Fantasy World of Colin Anders Brodd

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Word Count Wednesday - Under the Arena and Among the Giants

Hello everyone,


     So, I am madly writing and editing and revising this month for Camp NaNoWriMo! I've made my camp project revision and completion of Asa Oathkeeper Among the Giants, the long-awaited sequel to The Saga of Asa Oathkeeper. But I'm still catching up on my other projects, like my regular Tales From Midhgardhur stories (you don't need to remind me that I'm behind, I know, I know!)

     I finished a new story for the Tales called "Under the Arena," set in the Constantinople of Midhgardhur, a city the Northerners call Mikligardhur. Unlike our world, gladiatorial competition was never banned in Mikligardhur, and a Northerner named Lambi must find a way to escape his life as a gladiator in the Grand Arena, or find himself buried in an unmarked grave under it. Check it out on Tales From Midhgardhur on Channillo!

     Ormsbani has been put on the back burner (again!) while I'm working on Asa Oathkeeper Among the Giants for Camp NaNoWriMo. My goal was to edit and revise the existing manuscript of 50,516 words and continue the story, with the goal of hitting 70,000 words by the end of April. As of today, I am finished with the editing and revision of the existing manuscript; now I have some hard writing to do! I have made a huge dent in my goal, but much of that seems to be adding a Word-Hoard (Glossary) to the manuscript!

     I already have my next few projects for Tales scheduled - one called "Spring Sacrifice" I have barely started, and another called "Far From the Tree" I want to have done before 4/27/18 (Arbor Day!). I also have slowly started working again on the Midhgardhur Wikia. I had started the Wikia project at the same time I started the Tales From Midhgardhur series, with the intent to update it a little every day. That was almost three years ago, and the project has lain mostly abandoned in favor of more exciting projects. But the necessity of a glossary for my current book has sent me back to the notion that fans of Midhgardhur books and stories would be well served if they could look up unfamiliar words on our own Wikipedia! I am also still in love with the idea of being able to "show my work" as my math teachers always demanded - to be able to talk a little bit about the inspirations and sources for people and things in my stories. Eventually, I want to have the Wikia filled with all that sort of information. Check it out! It is very much a work in progress, but I think you'll be able to see the possibilities!

Current Works in Progress:
Ormsbani (novel) - 71,008 words (holding steady)
Asa Oathkeeper Among The Giants (novel) - 60,092 words (up from 50,516 words)

“Under the Arena" - (story) - 7268
"Spring Sacrifice" - (story) - 0 (well, like 5 words)

That's all for now! Happy Reading, and Skál!
~ Colin Anders Brodd

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Word Count Wednesday and International Women's Day 2018

Hail Einherjar!



     International Women's Day is right around the corner (March 8th, 2018), and as usual, Midhgardhur Books will be celebrating with style! We are pleased to be offering two great deals to celebrate strong women and strong female characters in fantasy literature: The Saga of Asa Oathkeeper will be FREE on Kindle from March 8th to March 12th of 2018, and the Tales collections (Tales From Midhgardhur, Volume I and Tales From Midhgardhur, Volume II) will be on Kindle Countdown Sale between March 8th and March 15th. Celebrate International Women's Day 2018 and treat yourself to some great deals on some Norse fantasy literature with powerful women and mighty shieldmaidens!

 I also want to keep you posted on other WIPs (works in progress) that are ongoing, but those have not really budged since my last update - I spent 4 days in the hospital with my son for an EEG (trying to rule out seizures), and I haven't been at my terminal to write!:

Current Works in Progress:
Ormsbani (novel) - 71,008 words
Asa Oathkeeper Among The Giants (novel) - 50,516 words

Finally, if you enjoy my work, please join the official fan club on Facebook, the Einherjar of Midhgardhur!


Happy Reading! Skál!
~ Colin Anders Brodd

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Word Count Wednesday - Audiobook Release for Tales Volume II!

Greetings Einherjar!


     So, the big news on this Word Count Wednesday is not about a word count at all - it's about today's release of Tales From Midhgardhur, Volume II on audiobook by Audible! As of today you can listen to the continuing adventures in the world of Midhgardhur, narrated by the amazing baritone voice talent of Gary Miller-Youst! You can find the audiobook at Audible or on iTunes if you prefer!

     I also want to keep you posted on other WIPs (works in progress) that are ongoing, but those have not really budged in the last week due to the four wonderful sons I am raising and all their appointments!:

Current Works in Progress:
Ormsbani (novel) - 71,008 words
Asa Oathkeeper Among The Giants (novel) - 50,516 words

Finally, if you enjoy my work, please join the official fan club on Facebook, the Einherjar of Midhgardhur!



Happy Reading - and Happy Listening! Skál!
~ Colin Anders Brodd

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Word Count Wednesday - Dragonslayers, Giants, Werewolves, and More!

Hello everyone,


     It has been a while since I have kept up with Word Count Wednesday, but my intention is to keep you all up to date with the latest progress on my work, so here I am, back again!

     First of all, Tales From Midhgardhur on Channillo has a January story posted, entitled "Wolfsbane," which clocks in at about 3676 words. It marks the return of Ljufvina, the apprentice daudha-gydhja (priestess of death) who appeared briefly in "Angels of Death". The story mixes some traditional Norse folklore, werewolf legends, Little Red Riding Hood, and some very unique elements to make a story of which I am quite proud. I hope you enjoy it! It's a little too early to talk about the February offering yet - more information coming soon!

    Secondly, the audiobook edition of Tales From Midhgardhur, Volume II is nearly complete. Gary Miller-Youst, the producer, has submitted the final audio files, and I reviewed and approved them. Now the files are being checked by ACX quality control for the sound engineering and such, and soon after that, the audiobook should be available for sale on Audible and then iTunes! The paperback and Kindle editions are available from Amazon. Currently, Tales From Midhgardhur, Volume I is available from Audible and iTunes!

     Thirdly, I also want to keep you posted on other WIPs (works in progress) that are ongoing:

Current Works in Progress:
Ormsbani (novel) - 71,008 words
Asa Oathkeeper Among The Giants (novel) - 50,516 words

Finally, if you enjoy my work, please join the official fan club on Facebook, the Einherjar of Midhgardhur!

Happy Reading - and Happy Listening! Skál!
~ Colin Anders Brodd


Monday, January 29, 2018

Audiobook of Tales From Midhgardhur, Volume II is almost complete!

Hello everyone,


     I am happy to announce that the audiobook edition of Tales From Midhgardhur, Volume II - which will be available from Audible and iTunes - is almost complete! The producer and narrator, Gary Miller-Youst, has been hard at work, and I have now listened to nine of the ten chapters and approved them. I love Miller-Youst's deep baritone voice and his narrative style, and I think you will too! All that remains is for him to finish recording "The Tale of Ingjaldur the Mad," and the book will be ready for ACX to begin the rigorous process of quality control for the sound engineering. So I estimate that the audiobook should be available by sometime in March at the latest!

Happy Reading! Happy Listening! Skál!
~ Colin Anders Brodd

Check Out "Wolfsbane" on "Tales From Midhgardhur" on Channillo!

Hello everyone,


     I just wanted to announce that "Wolfsbane" is now live at Tales From Midhgardhur - check it out! This story marks the return of Ljufvina, the daudha-gydhja ("death-priestess")/Angel of Death who was apprenticed to Valgerdhur in the story "Angels of Death" - I promised that I would return to this character's story, and you get a lot more of that in "Wolfsbane"!

Happy Reading! Skál!
~ Colin Anders Brodd

Saturday, January 27, 2018

"Wolfsbane" Posting to Tales From Midhgardhur on Channillo on Monday 1/29/18

Hello everyone,



     "Wolfsbane," the next installment in my Channillo series Tales From Midhgardhur, will be posting on Monday, 1/29/18. I had intended for it to be posted by 1/15 at the latest, but this one was a bit tricky, and I wanted to get it right, so it took a little longer. It features a minor character returning: the daudh-gydhja ("death priestess," "Angel of Death") Ljufvina, the young apprentice of Valgerdhur who appeared in "Angels of Death" (posted on Channillo in April of 2017, also appearing in the collection Tales From Midhgardhur, Volume II). Ljufvina has existed as a character in my head for a while, since long before I came up with Valgerdhur for "Angels of Death," but I also knew I wasn't ready to tell her story until now. I described the story when I began working on it as "a Norse death priestess meets with Little Red Riding Hood and some traditional werewolf folktales, combined with some odd herb lore (did you know the Norse called wolfsbane Thorshjalmr, or 'Thor's helm'?) and some unique twists of my own." Check it out. I think you'll enjoy it!

Happy Reading! Skál!
~ Colin Anders Brodd