I dropped the teaser yesterday. Today I’ll tell you a little bit more about Northwind.
The format is a daily episode posted here on the blog. Each episode is roughly five pages long if you were to read it in a paperback. Hopefully your tablet or phone is comfortable on the eyes to make the reading more enjoyable. Each episode will take you and the characters one day closer to Christmas, and, hopefully, many steps further away, as the whole point is to make you wonder if Christmas will come this year?
Did I just ruin the ending?
Yes, perhaps, and yet not at all.
I think most people understand the ups and many downs of a classic Christmas movie, and look forward to it all working out in the end. The journey is what’s important. Northwind, inspired by the Scandinavian Christmas Calendars, uses the same framework, with 24 days of adventures.
So once again, Luui Angakkuarneq, the shaman’s daughter, now in her late twenties, faces a challenge to be overcome in the far north of Greenland. She is ably assisted by Kalaagi and Naaluk, the Qamaarlutik brother and sister you may have met in Yule at Aurora Station. And then there is Aunix Cobick, the pilot, also from Yule at Aurora Station. Aunix is flying home for Christmas, but is delayed, and more besides, by the sneaky Northwind, and it’s up to Luui to secure safe passage for her friend to get her home for Christmas.
That’s it in a nutshell.
What happens in the dark December days leading up to Christmas Eve is something else entirely.
I look forward to sharing a new episode of Northwind with you every day in December, from the 1st to the 24th. And, if we’re lucky, Luui might just save Christmas!
Northwind is set one year after the events in Yule at Aurora Station. It is not necessary to read the first book, but it might enhance the story if you do.
Also, Northwind will debut here every day in December, but will available to purchase in a polished and revised edition in eBook format on December 25th this year (2022). I’ll put the link up as soon as it is ready.
Come back on December 1 for the first episode!