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Fargoer-A Finnish historical fantasy series of short stories

Postby Fargoer » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:33 am

Greetings !

I humbly request you to point your browsers towards a new website http://www.fargoer.com/ to check out my project of ongoing fantasy short story series. First three parts have now been translated independently from Finnish, and there are five more to be translated, and more originals are in the works. The first story is free and the other two are sold at very moderate price. Here's the premise:
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We welcome you to step into the dark northern forest. A place where no plow had touched the ground this far in the wilderness. Where the tall shapes of Viking ships struck terror and awe everywhere they set their sails. This was the age of dreams and legends, of powers now long forgotten. Tales carried by whispers in the cold wind in this dark land.

Vierra is a young woman among the Kainu people, a tribe of age-old traditions and ways. Hers is the grim and solitary existence of a woman cursed with greatness and destiny.

Can she break her path painted in stone and find a place for herself in her tribe and in her turmoil-filled world? Or will she become 'the Fargoer?'

Fargoer is a series of fantasy short stories that draws its power from the harsh yet beautiful nature and folklore of Finland. The combination of fast-paced action and wonder for the long lost worlds of yesterday borrows heavily from pulp-literature of the 1930's... with a bit of human touch and drama in the middle.
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And if you, more experienced self-publishing authors have any advice and suggestions for me, don't hesitate to share.

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Re: Fargoer-A Finnish historical fantasy series of short sto

Postby Fargoer » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:32 am

One thing we forgot to mention: reviews. Your opinion means the world to us, so please lets others know what you think about the short stories, too :) For example, you can rate the first short story in Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/204396

(the review link is at the bottom of the page after you've logged in).

Thank you and happy reading!
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Re: Fargoer-A Finnish historical fantasy series of short sto

Postby Tony » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:42 am

Hi, I've just read the first part of your Fargoer story. It was very atmospheric, exciting and spiritual. I like your writing style a lot to. I will put something up on Smashwords.

(Minor point - there was a little typo - "almst" instead of "almost" in just one place. I cannot tell you what page it was on as I read it on my Kindle - it was at location 164 if that is any help: "Both girl's patches of moss lit almst at the same time")

Good luck with the series.

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Re: Fargoer-A Finnish historical fantasy series of short sto

Postby Fargoer » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:36 am

Thanks a lot of your great review and words of encouragement. We'll continue to translate more short stories as there are 7 of them ready in Finnish and more in the works. Imho Viking Age is underrated in fantasy literature, it is an extremely interesting place with vastly different cultures and societies, dreams and legends. In latter parts of the series I wish I can explore this world more, to step outside of the forests as well :). But now, off to work on the following short story called "Roots of Evil".
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Re: Fargoer-A Finnish historical fantasy series of short sto

Postby Fargoer » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:14 am

Thank you all for many wonderful reviews we've gotten so far! The first three short stories are now available from Amazon, B&N and many others (we had a slight delay due to some technical problems).
You can also find the short stories for iPad and iPhone from the Apple iBooks app (just search for Fargoer).

Happy reading, and remember to give us feedback if you like our work!
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Re: Fargoer-A Finnish historical fantasy series of short sto

Postby Fargoer » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:34 am

Thank you for all the great feedback, and keep it coming! Whether praise or purely critical, it is all welcome and encourages us to keep writing. Fargoer IV - Roots of Evil is in proofreading phase and will be released soon.

Also, good news for Android users: Fargoer can now be found also from Kobo eBooks. Just install the Kobo client from Play Store and then search for Fargoer.

After you've read our short stories, we hope you can find a few minutes to rate us too!
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Re: Fargoer-A Finnish historical fantasy series of short sto

Postby Fargoer » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:27 am

With Fargoer part IV just around the corner, the poem "Birth of Kainu" has been published. Birth of Kainu is a mythic poem telling the story of the origins of Kainu people.

The poem can be downloaded for free from Smashwords:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/231286

We're off to a great start and it's all thanks to you, our readers. If you like our books, don't forget to like our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/fargoerbook. Reviews are also welcome and very much appreciated :)

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Re: Fargoer-A Finnish historical fantasy series of short sto

Postby Fargoer » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:58 am

Vierra's story continues in Fargoer part IV - The Roots of Evil!

The fourth short story is available from the following places:
Apple Store: search for "fargoer"
Amazon: http://amzn.to/Pq1dLl
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/PFjTqK
Diesel eBook Store: http://bit.ly/UUlknS

As an indie project we have very limited resources of letting people know about Fargoer. If you like the stories, we hope you could find the time to like us in Facebook, follow us in Twitter, or even mention us to a friend :)

Enjoy!

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Re: Fargoer-A Finnish historical fantasy series of short sto

Postby Fargoer » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:12 am

The first Fargoer novel, Winds of the North, will be released soon. Winds of the North contains the first eight short stories of Vierra's saga, and will be available both as an eBook and a paperback. We are now offering a completely new way to read the short stories: subscriptions. By subscribing to Fargoer - Winds of the North, you can read all the currently published short stories (I - IV), and you will gain access to the ones to be published soon (V - VIII), as soon as they become available, with no extra cost. The earlier you subscribe, the less it will cost you to get the whole book.

Subscribing is easy and you will be immediately notified when the next short story has been published. It requires no registration, you have plenty of download options and iPad and Kindle users can also send the book directly to their device, so the book will be immediately available for you to read.

For Speculative Vision, we created a code that entitles you to the whole book for 1,99$. The code will be valid for one week (October 13th - October 20th). The code is:
forums2012dc

We've also updated our webpage www.fargoer.com, hope you like the new look. We'd be very interested in hearing feedback about the subscription method itself, too. What do you think?
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Re: Fargoer-A Finnish historical fantasy series of short sto

Postby Fargoer » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:08 pm

After experiencing some delays while preparing the original Finnish version of Fargoer for print and eBook release, the English version's release is looming ahead. The seventh short story of the first novel was just published and is soon available from all major retailers. We anticipate the paperback and eBook to be available in late February or early March.

We're very excited about our upcoming release, especially since the short stories have received excellent reviews (Goodreads rating 4.6 stars out of 5). Visit http://www.fargoer.com for details, and have a great weekend!
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Re: Fargoer-A Finnish historical fantasy series of short sto

Postby Fargoer » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:30 am

Hi everyone,

A long-awaited day is now at hand. After almost four years in the making, Fargoer is set for international release next Sunday, March 3rd. First of all, we'd like invite all the Facebook and Goodreads users of Speculative Vision to the release event:
http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/878 ... ease-event
https://www.facebook.com/events/609763829049302

Furthermore, we'd like to thank you for the long road together, and all the great feedback we've received. Therefore, we've decided to give the Fargoer eBook to Speculative Vision readers FOR FREE. Only thing we want in return is your opinion on the book. You can download Fargoer for free from LeanPub, using the code "forum2013dc":
https://leanpub.com/Fargoer

The eBook comes with full cover and chapter art by our artist Anne Petelius. Please don't share the code outside the Speculative Vision community. Hope to see you all in the release event!

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