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December 20, 2019     - - -     Volume 6 Number 7


From the haunted mountains of Norway...

Returning, on sale, just in time for the Yule season:

TROLL  AND  TRYLLERI

cover of TROLL  AND  TRYLLERI

(regular $2.99)


Also available as a print-on-demand paperback ($13.00)


  BACK COVER COPY:

In the troll-haunted mountains of ninth century Norway, Jorunn struggles under the weight of tyranny, near-slavery, and false charges of theft. The Norns have sent no hero, so she must fight her own way free, armed with nothing but woodslore and folklore and a magic key.

Jorunn's small saga plays out in the shadow of legendary kings, warriors, and one strong-willed king's daughter -- who sets off an avalanche of social change across all the lands of the Norse.


  REVIEWS:


    An exciting story with a great heroine and a compelling quest. It evokes the world of Norse mythology vividly. I believe fantasy readers want very much to be transported to another world, and this author has done that...
    I like the richly detailed world, and the writing is beautiful. This could be a book I'd read multiple times.

~ critique by a judge in the literary contest of PNWA Writers Conference, 2015


A story which works on many levels. It is not just a myth, there are links and parallels to society today.
    A fascinating insight into creature of Norse legends and myths, interwoven into a young woman's plight.
    A wealth of characters, some adorable and some hateful.
    Visual and exiting descriptions of a beautiful land. If you enjoy a good story this comes highly recommended.
    Well written and edited.
    A story for adults and wonderful to read aloud to children, so many questions are raised, the pages have to be turned.

~ J. Clarke, October 2018



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Glad Yule from the lands of the North!



detail from "Askeladden og trollet (paa flya)," 1900,
by Theodor Severin Kittelsen, 1857-1914





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Do you share Holt's fascination with cultures and events
around the world?

Check out her "current events" articles
reported as if on location in years past,
and published in earlier issues of Banners in the Mist.

Fiction afficianados can find more of Holt's short stories
in earlier issues, as well. (Links in the tables below.)



"current events" and novel settings by year and continent


TAPESTRY 1-5: the books in Holt's series TAPESTRY OF CUMBRIA

Year  N. America S. America Europe

Africa Asia Australia
  196     TAPESTRY 2

     
  241 Ohio:
pyramids
Brazil:
geoglyphs
Ukraine:
unicorns

Tunisia:
Carthage
Kamchatka:
volcano
N.Territory:
raining fish
  560     TAPESTRY 1

     
  561     TAPESTRY 3

     
  605 Mexico:
Mayans
Argentina:
pampas
Volga River:
rafting

Libya:
foggara
China:
bridge
W.Victoria:
eel farms
  867     TROLL &
TRYLLERI


     
  888     TAPESTRY 4

     
1000 Columbia R.:
First Salmon
Chile:
tsunami
Switzerland:
solstice, sleds

Egypt:
flood
Kazakhstan:
Silk Road
Cook Islands:
tsunami
1105     TAPESTRY 5

     
1376 Mexico:
Aztecs
Bolivia:
lake people
Denmark:
King Olaf

Tanzania:
Kilwa Kisiwani
Uzbekistan:
Tamerlane
Tasmania:
yolla birds
1451 Lake Ontario:
confederacy
Colombia:
emeralds
Austria:
spectacles

Nigeria:
asylum
Japan:
zen art
W.Australia:
ocher mine
1513 Puerto Rico:
Ponce de Leon
Peru:
Machu Picchu
Italy:
madonarri

Timbuktu:
library
Indonesia:
cloves
Milingimbi:
broadcloth
1536 Honduras:
Spaniards
Chile:
Spaniards
Netherlands:
Delft fire

Zimbabwe:
copper
Cambodia:
war elephants
Queensland:
warrama
1660 Mexico:
bishop's riot
French Guiana:
sugarcane
France:
king's bride

South Africa:
Khoikhoi
Sri Lanka:
Buddha's tooth
New Zealand:
Moriori


flash fiction featured in past issues

Europe

   N. America   Africa   Australia
Netherlands:
Disaster in Delft

  Yucatan:
Cargo and Koh-lum-boh
  Morocco:
Bristling Horizon
  Top End:
Maps, Masts, & Monsoon
Ukraine:
Absens

  Mexico:
Bittersweet
  Zimbabwe:
Bangle
  Queensland:
Dangerous Errand
Denmark:
Beowulf and the Dragon

  Shenandoah Valley:
Gold in Them Thar Hills
  folktale:
Of Rhinos and Rams
  Victoria:
Fickle Lady Luck
Wales & England:
Yesterday, a Dragon
Freckles and Bronze
Outwait
Milia XVI
Malinger

  Oregon:
Kiss the Sky
      nearing Hawaii:
Wind and Windlass
Norway:
Pinch of Magic
The Stone Chair
Cousin

           

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read weekly flash fiction at Wildwood Wandering blog

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