Imagine being alone, sentenced to death. Now you’re waiting in a cell, possibly underground, before they take you to a place where you’ll be beheaded and then burned.
I won’t be calling it Walpurgisnacht next year. In its modern incarnation its origins are Christian. Like Halloween, there’s a lot of devilry, but look closely and you’ll spot the witches on top of the bonfires, not dancing around them. (banner photo Heidelberger Thingstätte by AndreasF)
Even though it’s April 1st this is not a joke blog post. Alien Noise really is giving away something for nothing on April 30th, Walpurgisnacht. Giving away a lot!
April 30th was a significant date in the calendar for northern European witches, mainly in Germany and Holland. On Walpurgisnacht witches would be drawn to the summit of the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz mountains.
And Walpurgisnacht seems to be the right moment to make changes to the TotenUniverse. You’ll find all the ebooks free to download from this website and the latest novel in the series, The Fine Art of Necromancy, is released on this auspicious night.
Find out about the books here.
Find out about the new novel here.
And so to the competition.
The prize is supplied by the Hex Box Shop and includes all manner of herbs and potions, candles and gems in an exquisite hand stained box. You can see more wonderful spell boxes and collections by clicking here… The Hex Box Shop on Etsy
To win the prize simply answer this question. (The answer is somewhere on this website…)
The Abramelin is a grimoire dating back to 1608, but who created the Abramelin Variation?
Closing date is April 29th. Send your answer via the contact form. Winner will be chosen by a random draw and announced on April 30th on this website and on Instagram #aliennoisecorporation. Good luck.
Most self-published authors will have encountered Smashwords’ notorious ‘meatgrinder,’ and few of them survive unscathed.
I’ve never been to Lincoln (and I’m talking about Lincoln in Lincolnshire, England). I should go; two principal characters in the TotenUniverse come from here.
A couple of weeks ago I was checking out a website for the Association of Heritage Interpretation and came across a fantastic idea to promote the Lincolnshire grazing marshes. A treasure hunt.