I Was so excited the other day when I read that Thor 3 is going to be called Ragnarok! Why does this make me so happy? Because I love everything to do with the Norse Myth of Ragnarok! It shows the complete destruction of the nine realms along the world tree, but it also gives you hope that something will remain after the end to remake the world anew. When I found out that Marvel was making the third Thor movie based on this myth I began to wonder who the villains were going to be. There was a lot of baddies in the myth, and I wonder how that’s going to translate to film.
Anyway, another reason it excited me is I just started venturing into Ragnarok myself with my series “The Harbingers of Light.” Now, if you’ve read The Revenant Wyrd Saga you know that a main character was told they were a harbinger of light, so you will get to see a little more of what those beings are. But how does this series fit in to The Revenant Wyrd Saga? It’s kind of the pre-history. Saracin (the world The Revenant Wyrd Saga took place on) is one of the nine worlds attached to the World Tree. This story, however, takes us into the world of O, with a couple stops in other places along the way.
Did you like the Wizard of Oz? My editor tells me that she sees a lot of similarities between this story and The Wizard of Oz. But the similarities are only in story progression. You might think differently though.
At any rate, today is the big day I get to reveal the cover for book one of The Harbingers of Light: A Plague of Shadows. You can pre-order it now on Amazon and Smashwords by following the links there. Also, you can find links to the pre-order pages by following the links below!
“Enter the world of O, where a plague of shadows creeps through the land, ensnaring those it infects and turning them into soulless shadow people damned to pollute all of the nine worlds along the world tree. Fear of these darklings, and the magic they possess drives people to kill those that appear different or go against the light.
At nineteen Abagail Bauer should be setting off on her own, not still caring for her father and her family home as she’s doing. The hard life has made her practical, and she has little time for flights of fancy, unlike her sister, Leona, who insists her doll can predict the future. That all changes one day. While tending their bees she encounters a blackness spreading through the hive. Abagail knows what it is: the shadow plague, the sickness that will creep into ones soul and make them nothing more than a shadow, a darkling bent on the destruction of all things good. And now she’s caught it. She doesn’t believe in other worlds outside of the land of O, but when her father finds out she’s infected he decides to send her to the one person who can help her learn to control this weird power: her Aunt Mattelyn in a distant world called Agaranth, and for Abagail everything she’s believed to be myth becomes a staggering reality.
Joined by her neighbor, Rorick Keuper, on a quest of revenge against the darklings who destroyed his home, and her seer sister, Leona, Abagail sets off across the rainbow bridge to another world in hopes of curing herself of the plague. But Abagail finds that her infection is only the beginning of her ill fate. When she arrives in the new world, she’s far from where she needs to be. Braving the winter of this new land, along with the darklings that hunt her, will Abagail be able to find her aunt before the shadow consumes her, or is she destined to become a husk of who she once was and kill those she loves?”