The Vargr series is my first attempt at writing shifter wolves. It's my take on Alpha, Beta, and Omega, and it's based in Norse Mythology with a lot of freestyling. Because it's based on Norse Mythology, it's set in contemporary Scandinavia. Denmark, where I'm from, to be more exact. It's fun to write because I get to share some of my culture and country.
I'm currently writing a good portion of the books to get the worldbuilding right. It's my absolute favorite part of writing in the paranormal genre. Considering the amount of research I also have to do, I won't begin releasing the series until I feel certain that the worldbuilding is at its best.
The image to the left is one of the inspirational ones for developing the Vargr wolves.
The mythology the wolves in this story are based on Sköll and Hati, who're the wolves chasing the sun (the goddess, Sol) and moon (the god, Mani) across the sky. I twist this to fit something symbolic.
The same goes for Geri and Freki, who're the wolves at Odin's side. They eat the fallen who're unworthy of Valhalla.
The Völsung sagas are also part of the worldbuilding along with Fenrir himself. The Völsung favored strength and even procreated among siblings to strengthen their own genes.
Finally, there are the hidden wolves of Fenrir who guard Hel.
If you want to see more inspirational images, I collect them on a Pintarest board, which you can find HERE
The first in the series is titled Slumbering Ember. It'll be released on May 20th, and the plan is for the books to release with 4 months between them. You can buy it HERE.
Logline: The belief in the old Norse gods may have been suppressed by Christianity, but that doesn’t mean the races of old didn’t survive. Like the Vargr wolves.
Blurb: All Matt knows of his dad is that he was Danish and that he’d died in a motorcycle accident ten years earlier.
When Matt’s sixteen and a half, his mother declares it important that he at least knows the other half of his heritage, so she sends him from the States to Denmark as an exchange student for a year.
Matt’s not overly excited. Matt’s a loner who doesn’t connect with people. Going to a foreign country was never a part of his plans, but he’d do it for her. He’d go to where she’d loved the only man in her life. The love that gave her Matt.
Everything he’s heard from his mom and read about Denmark and the area he’s going to live in did not prepare him for what he finds, though—a heritage that has an old Norse god on the family tree.