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Im thrilled to tell you that the first chapter of my book Gods and Iron is done and you guys will be able to read it :) In a brief summary, it's a fantasy novel, telling the story of Helissa Reinhart, the fiery daughter of the Earl of the Vallers. After a tragic chain of events and betrayals, she is forced run away with from her own people, being constantly hunted by terrible premonitions about the destruction of her kin. She will try to regain what she has lost with the help of her mischievous cousin Skoll and the proud and mighty Rolf, chief of the Yggdrasil clan. As she joins Yggdrasil, she finds herself tangled in the middle of a war between the two most powerful families of the North, where she manages to finds new allies to her cause...as well as powerful foes. Helissa will learn to play the games of power and politic in an attempt to climb the social ladder to regain control of her past and defeat the cataclysm at hand.
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Love you <3
Steph
 
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:iconaiurwarrior1:
AiurWarrior1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Sweet!  Can we expect the book to be accompanied by some cosplay?
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BlackIfrit Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I will definitely read this
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G0ldenArcher Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds very interesting, can't wait until your finished.:) (Smile) 
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genebou Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Awesome! When will it be available?
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Iettamonis Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
By all accounts this book sounds fabulous. :heart:
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:iconbigblackgeek:
bigblackgeek Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Sounds awesome, looking forward to reading it!
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shittandotherjunk Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Awesome! However, I won't read it until it is finished. When I get drawn to a good book, nothing annoys me more than not being able to finish it.
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cptmashek Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Writer
Oh my goodness, I can't wait to read this!
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:iconakki0325:
akki0325 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Sounds realy good n interesting story .. waiting for it!!
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:icongunmetalblack:
Gunmetalblack Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Awesome! I can't wait to read this!
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:iconstephanie-van-rijn:
Stephanie-van-Rijn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
yay!!
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Gunmetalblack Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
:)
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:iconfansignlover:
fansignlover Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really interesting :) Would love to read this :)
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:iconstephanie-van-rijn:
Stephanie-van-Rijn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconfansignlover:
fansignlover Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
read my note :/
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:iconisakius:
Isakius Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting
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ravenstromdans Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Interesting that the clan name is the same as the World Tree. I should have guessed that if you'd be writing something it would be Norse inspired, what with Thor's hammer and all. I wish I'd have the wherewithal to finish my own writing...so many incomplete projects. :/

Good luck! I look forward to reading what you've got so far.
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:iconstephanie-van-rijn:
Stephanie-van-Rijn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
it is Norse inspired :) :)
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:iconravenstromdans:
ravenstromdans Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Did I miss a link or summat? Your post says we're able to read that completed first chapter...or is that yet forthcoming?
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:iconstephanie-van-rijn:
Stephanie-van-Rijn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
I will post it soon :)
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:iconravenstromdans:
ravenstromdans Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Okay. I'll be in the corner, sitting on my hands while I fidget with anticipation. 

:excited:
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:icon147combatmedic:
147CombatMedic Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Awesome, Miss Stephanie of the Many Talents!
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:iconstephanie-van-rijn:
Stephanie-van-Rijn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
:)
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RLN Featured By Owner Edited Aug 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
More than happy to read Norse inspired fantasy! I play Norns in Guild Wars 2 which have heavy Nordic influences in their culture and looks.  Where do I find the 1st chapter to read?
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:iconstephanie-van-rijn:
Stephanie-van-Rijn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
I will upload it on etsy soon :)
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:iconkaname-chan:
kaname-chan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
This sounds amazing so far. I look forward to reading what you make available. :)
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:iconstephanie-van-rijn:
Stephanie-van-Rijn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
:)
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Treasures-Of-Wisdom Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the strong Norse influence in your summary!  I feel like that'd be a nice change of pace from the standard medieval fantasy I'm used to seeing, and it was used quite well in Skyrim. :-)
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:iconstephanie-van-rijn:
Stephanie-van-Rijn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
I really into Norse mythology so I guess it shows haha
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:icontreasures-of-wisdom:
Treasures-Of-Wisdom Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you ever play the game Too Human (imagine Norse mythology but sci-fi) ?  For the most part, I enjoyed what little I got to try.  Looking forward to seeing more of your story!
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tg-bobafett Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
cool! i hope to finish my novel one day as well.   how long did it take you to write it and how many pages is it?
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:iconstephanie-van-rijn:
Stephanie-van-Rijn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
well for this one, its only the first chapter that counts 12 pages
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tg-bobafett Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
oh wow!  been a few years since i wrote anything.  got stuck trying to end ch. 4 and put it aside.....something i never shoulda done  heh
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:iconyuritatsumi:
YuriTatsumi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
is it heavily norse based
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:iconstephanie-van-rijn:
Stephanie-van-Rijn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
it has strong norse inspiration, though it is set in a fantasy universe
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YuriTatsumi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
that's cool :)
what made you choose/use yggdrasil?
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:iconstephanie-van-rijn:
Stephanie-van-Rijn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
it's my clan in my larp haha
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:iconyuritatsumi:
YuriTatsumi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
your clan is 'the world tree'? lol
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:iconstephanie-van-rijn:
Stephanie-van-Rijn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
it's the name of the clan
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:iconyuritatsumi:
YuriTatsumi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
fair enough :)
what is larp btw?
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Stephanie-van-Rijn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
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XxLifes-A-BitchxX Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome this would also make a great RP
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:iconstephanie-van-rijn:
Stephanie-van-Rijn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
I actually used my book for my larping character and then introduced other characters from the larp to my story haha
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XxLifes-A-BitchxX Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I started a book and now I'm trying to find a female to rp it hoping it will give me some ideas
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rerumfontis Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Oh I have to read this ... I love the title ... to the Ancients, Iron was of the gods, as it was first discovered in meteorites... holy gifts from the gods.
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Stephanie-van-Rijn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
:) hope you will like it!
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mfleury75 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Wow, can we read it?

If you wan't ideas, some source material, you should read: "A Concise History of Russia, by Paul Bushkovitch". I guess you'll find inspiring. 

 
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:iconstephanie-van-rijn:
Stephanie-van-Rijn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you
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mfleury75 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 6, 2014
You are welcome <bow>, Миледи.
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