Book: Werewolf Winter - A Short Story by Walter Lazocategories: Book, Epic, Fiction, Fantasy, Monsters, Demons, Short Stories, Adventure, Werewolf Horror
Walter Lazoabout his book: Werewolf Winter is a story I wrote after spending close to two years studying German and Mesopotamian mythology. As I sat and listened to lectures on these incredible stories, a thought dawned on me: people at one time actually believed these stories true. From there the seeds of a story began to grow. I wanted to take the fantastic imagery of these myths and work them into a story that would not be an allegory, a story that I, as the author, would treat as a reality—even if a fantastic one. However, since the worlds of Mesopotamia—Sumer, Nineveh—are far too alien for a modern audience, I opted for a much more familiar Medieval setting for the story.
Thus Werewolf Winter has as its basic geography a more European, Germanic feel. The Mesopotamian elements, however, have not been discarded. These appear in the main villain, the werewolf; where can be found elements of the Norse werewolf god, Fenrir—if you will—and of the half human and half animal Alu of Sumerian mythology. The imagery of Werewolf Winter carries elements of both Norse myths and Sumerian ones. Werewolf Winter is, ultimately, an adventure story with strong mythological imagery gathered from two very different and unique worldviews.
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