Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Teaser: Fall - The Ragnarok Prophesies: Book Two #teasertuesday

Hello, lovelies,

It's Tuesday which means it's time for another teaser. Yay! As the title suggests, this particular teaser comes from FALL, Book Two.

Ragnarok (from vovat.livejournal.com)
I flipped through the book lying across my lap, aimlessly shuffling through the pages instead of reading. Split-second views of the black and white etchings inside looked like an animated comic, one that got more disturbing the farther I flipped. Smiling gods and goddesses turned into grim-faced, weapon wielding threats. The pious masks on their worshippers’ faces slipped and twisted into something harder, crueler. Flesh rent and tore beneath wickedly sharp blades. Ragnarök, or one artist’s representation of it, unfolded before my eyes.

How much worse would the end of the world look in living color, playing out all around me?

My stomach threatened to rebel at the thought.

I heaved a sigh and set the book aside.

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Some of you have expressed interest in reading more about the Ragnarok prophesy. You can find the original prophesy (or myth if you will) in the Eddic poem, Voluspo . If you have some time, I highly recommend giving the poem a read. It covers everything from the creation of the world to the first people to the eventual destruction of the world, according to the Norse belief. 
 
xoxo,
Ayden


Fade - The Ragnarok Prophesies: Book One - On Sale at: Amazon US | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | Books-a-Million

3 comments:

  1. Love, love, love the teasing. Gonna go read that poem too!

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    1. Goodness...apparently J.R.R. Tolkien was very familiar with this poem!

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    2. Millie,

      J.R.R. Tolkien was heavily influence by Norse mythology. You see a lot of elements of the Norse myths in his writing. Many of his worlds or places in his worlds were modeled after those detailed in the Eddas and Norse beliefs (ie: Middle Earth was modeled after Midgard), as were some of the races, the use of rings of power and magic, even the riddle contest was first used in the Poetic Edda. :)

      I'm glad you enjoyed the teaser as well!

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