Friday, October 1, 2010
My Viking & Volcano story in IRON BOUND Magazine
My Viking & Volcano short story Sailing to Valhalla is now available for your reading pleasure. Go check it out, in the very first issue of online fantasy magazine IRON BOUND.
The editor for IRON BOUND, Jesse Dedmon, had this to say about my tale~ "Sailing to Valhalla by David J. West is, I dare to say, probably the one story in this edition that echoes that of traditional folklore. Notions of respect, of fairness, and honor drawn by a race that quickly turns for the worse."
I truly appreciate that Jesse-thank you for the kind words.
Sailing to Valhalla was partly inspired by that unpronounceable volcano that messed up air travel in Europe so bad earlier this year. I remembered reading about the many volcanic islands ringed about Iceland that would chaotically rise and sink out of the deep, so I ran with that, using a character (Tyr) that will see print very soon from Rogue Blades Entertainment in Roar of the Crowd.
In addition, I greatly enjoyed Ty Johnston's Now Behold the Behemoth, a great speculative/religio piece- ya'll know I love those.
James Lecky's Cold Legions brings a frozen fire conclusion to the first issue. Great stuff, now I have to go and finish reading the rest.