Game of Thrones meets The Hobbit in a re-imagining of Norse mythology, coffee-painted.
From the author of the successfully funded, The Burning Black: Legend of Black Shuck (Renegade Arts Entertainment), comes Siegfried: Dragon Slayer!
A Danish prince, Siegfried (Sigurd) - a boy on the cusp of becoming a teenager - raised and trained by Regin, a Dwarf loyal to the King, comes to learn of his family's exploits; their successes, failures and tragedies, of wars between the clans of Germany and the decline of great nobility.
These stories ignite a fire of longing inside of Siegfried, a longing for claiming adventure and renown of his own.
Inspired to rid the coast of Denmark of a wretched Dragon, known only as Fafnir, Siegfried will find that adventure might not come as advertised.
Sound familiar? That's because this book is an adaptation of The Völsunga Saga, the surviving piece of Norse mythology that inspired both J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and Richard Wagner's Der Ring das Nibelung.
But, what makes Siegfried: Dragon Slayer unique?
Well, it's not just an adaptation of the original Norse saga; it's a graphic novel re-invention of the source material that sees the tale re-imagined from mythology in to a modern three-act story, while still being as faithful as possible to the flow, theme and beats of the original. Re-invented as a modern three-act story, Siegfried: Dragon Slayer, will read with the filmic intensity of a blockbuster movie.
Fafnir, the Dragon that inspired Smaug, will have a far more considerable role - a role that will not detract from the graphic novel's faithfulness to the source.
The visual element of the graphic novel medium will allow readers to see the drama of the clashes between Germanic and Scandinavian clans and dynasties, the menacing intensity of Fafnir and the lure of untold treasures. The modern English for dialogue will make the story accessible to all.
All of this will make for a book that makes real Norse mythology digestible to children of High School age and older and more reluctant adult readers, as well as an entertaining read for readers at large.