The Book of Bera: Obsidian

By Suzie Wilde

A gripping Viking tale of one woman’s courage, facing old and new gods in the savage beauty of Ice Island.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Iceland

Researching The Book of Bera, I stayed at the wonderful Hotel Ranga on the South coast, purely by chance. It turned out to be exactly opposite a place where I 'sensed' Bera to have made her first settlement, which begins Obsidian. This is a video I made at the time. Although I hope you find it as hilarious as I do, it shows how images impress themselves even in lighthearted moments. 

Here's how the end of the short clip plays out in the story:

"Bera staggered away and hit a wall of air. The others grabbed and anchored her but the wind was a ghastly scream and none of them could move further. Bera shouted. Her spit hit Heggi's face. His mouth was forming words in the shriek and whine of spiteful gusts and the drumming beat of ice stones big as toads on hard earth. Bera couldn't breathe, couldn't stand upright; they were all bent against the wind, being pushed backwards. She pulled Heggi tight against her body. She would not entrust him to someone else, as she had before, in the sea storm."

 

 

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Andrew Hawkins
 Andrew Hawkins says:

Lovely happy video and exciting extract......wanted more of course!
Just the job.
Andy xx

posted 17th November 2017

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