Time for some shameless plugging!
Next week sees the release of my labour of love "Nordiska Väsen" (it will be titled "Vaesen" in english if and when it comes out in britain/US) - my book about nordic nature spirits.
Trolls, faeries and giants are perhaps among the more well known denizens of the scandinavian forests, but there's many others, more unique and decidedly nordic beings like Tomtar, Vättar, Huldra and The Näcken along with various monsters and scary ghosts.
While not immediately miniature related, some of you might find this tome interresting any way -especially swedish speaking readers of course. If you feel the urge to pick one up you can order it here:
Looks and sounds awesome. I really hope it will come out in English (or German) at some point, as I'm totally keen to get (and read) one.ReplyDelete
Any chance you could post a few interior pages, too? Just a peek?
There's a preview on my homepage: www.egerkrans.com and were working on a website at www.vaesen.se
Awesome! Thanks for the link and additional pictures... beautiful stuff :)Delete
Sounds awesome! Too bad that Im almost too typical Finn who has studied Swedish about 6 years in school without beign able to learn the basics of your fine language ;) Luckily I can read Swedish images fluently...ReplyDelete
Well it's not exactly a world language is it?Delete
I actually included the sauna-tontu (probably the silliest faerie ever) In the book, although only briefly mentioned. I'll remedy that if we get to do a revised edition...
Did you write AND illustrate it too? Whatever the extent of involvement, congratulations on the publication! : ) looks like a wonderful topic.ReplyDelete
Yep. It's my first book as illustrator AND author!Delete
Really a bit of lovechild for me...
Fantastic! Make sure you let us know when it makes it to English. I'll be sure to pick up a copy to read to my daughters : )Delete
looks great, since I'm fluent in swedish I'll get one :)ReplyDelete
Very beautiful - tempted to pick one up even though it's in Swedish. Have you included all Nordic countries or is is mostly Sweden and Norway - which seem to have most weird creatures running around their forests?ReplyDelete
Also congratulations on publishing - well done and well deserved it seems!
As you say mostly swedish and norwegian - although there's mentions of finnish and danish as well. It does however seem as if we have the largest crop of uniquely nordic beings - although there's still many similarities with germanic, celtic and slavic folklore. It all seems to be based in some sort of pan-european animistic ur-paganism...Delete
I'm in Sweden now, and I want this book so bad in English. It has just been a couple of months so my swedish is not still that good. I borrowed this book from a colleague however. But I would LOVEEEE to buy this book in English. I still can't seem to find it. Am I not looking at the right places? :(ReplyDelete