There’s a Norse god in my head and his name is…
He’s in there, and when you have a trickster god inside your head 12 days before launch day, things get just a little…chaotic.
Writing Trickster’s Law may have been one of the most entertaining writes of my life. The pure sass between Loki and Thor had me in hysterics as I wrote…Mr. A even thinks he might read this one! (A minor miracle in itself!).
There was a LOT of research that went into this one. When I was approached by the other authors in the NOT SO EVIL series to write a villain’s origin story, my mind immediately went the way of Loki. But I didn’t want to write Marvel’s version (thought it’s totally acceptable to imagine him as Tom Hiddleston).
Why? Because of copyright, for a start. But also because that Loki has been done by some amazing writers already…you know, Stan, to start with…but also because I wanted to show Loki in a light he hadn’t been drawn as in popular media. To really show what makes him not so evil.
Research during 2020 took a slightly different turn to my usual interviews and library trawling; I had two different translations of the Poetic Edda open for the entire write, and while there are lots of old legends in there, they certainly took on a life of their own! Plus, there’s a fair bit of romance in there because, well, it’s me.
To date there have been a lot of laugh out loud moments amongst my team and I made two betas cry. Which made me feel better, because I cried writing that last chapter too – and no, not sharing because…spoilers 🙂
So I hope you enjoy reading Trickster’s Law as Loki will always have a very special place with me.