Each month (maybe more often) we will be sharing excerpts from the illustrated novel Dreams of Ýdalir with our followers. Each excerpt will be accompanied by an exclusive “sneak peek” at the concept art work, created by Roberto especially for this excerpt and the mood of the chapter it comes from.

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Now for the excerpt and art:

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She beckons to me from the trees deep in the forest and I am compelled to go to her. Her hair is bright as flames and tendrils of it rise up in the wind, caressing her face and sticking to and winding around the tree branches above her. Her face and hands are pure white like moonlight and her eyes are dark and wild.

As I come closer, I notice that the tree branches framing her head and face are not in fact from the trees surrounding her, but are actually a part of her, like some great rack of antlers. In fact, they may be antlers, disguised as branches, but I can’t quite make it out.

I feel her urgency in my coming to her, but feel no malice or harm, just a deep, deep longing for companionship and love.

She is a wild woman to be sure, someone who has cultivated a synergy with the forests and the trees. Someone who has spent much of her life there, away from humans, lying down with the deer at night and following the flight of birds.

If you like what you are seeing and reading, you can get the whole chapter, full image and much much more, which will be included in Issue 2, coming out November 15, 2016. Visit our Patreon Project for more info!

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