Today’s new release is called Fargoer. If you like books based on folklore, this might just be for you!
Hear the call and join us as we travel to the Far North. To a time and place that exists only in the depths of our ancient past. To the vast woodlands, their surface unbreached by any plow. These stories wander in the winds of that distant land, in the cold whispers of the ancient forests.
Vierra is a strong-minded girl of the Kainu tribe. When she, along with her cousin, heads for a journey toward her adulthood, the forces that are to direct her life are set in motion.
Can Vierra break her path painted in stone, a path leading her toward a life filled with great turmoil? Can she find her place among her tribe, or will she fulfill her destiny as the Fargoer?
Fargoer begins the series of fantasy novels that draws its power from the harsh, yet beautiful nature and folklore of Finland. Its roots are at the same time in mythology and in the ancient, unwritten history. Fargoer’s foundation has been laid on the wonders of the ancient world, and the fast-paced storytelling is colored by poetry, the age-old tradition of self-expression.
More information about Fargoer can be found here:
Bio of Petteri Hannila:
I am a writer from Central Finland, a software designer by day and a dad/husband/dreamer/martial artist by evening.
It all started when I was eight years old. I found out that there were books of Tarzan, my childhood hero. My mother started to read them to me, but censored them – all of you who have read them know why. Annoyed by this, I started to read them on my own. Dreams and legends have followed me from that time, as companions on my voyage through life.
Since then I’ve always thought of becoming a writer, but somehow it just didn’t happen for a long, long time. There was always something more important to do. Finally I understood that it would never happen if I didn’t start. So I did.
From the days of Tarzan, exciting adventures and fantasy stories set in the past and the future have been my interest. For me, the natural choice was to start writing science fiction and fantasy. Some years ago I came up with the idea of Fargoer, and you could say that writing about Vierra’s adventures has been my love interest since then. Some of my other short stories have been published in Finnish genre magazines.
So the dream of becoming a writer, almost 30 years after I first read about Tarzan’s adventures, is on its way to become reality. At least they can’t say that I didn’t try.