About Heroes and Mortals Specials
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Heroes and Mortals Specials is a weekly show of interviews with authors and artists, audio dramas and plays, and other curious content we find that we think you will enjoy. A variety show of sorts providing insight in to the minds that create the fantasy and science fiction worlds we’ve all come to love.
Interview with Alex Langenbach, composer of a Silmarillion inspired soundtrack.
Heroes and Mortals had the immense pleasure of meeting one of our own, a lover of music, Tolkien, and the rich world of middle-earth, in Alex Langenbach, a composer with an epic musical passion, the creation of a soundtrack to Tolkien’s The Silmarillion.
See all of Alex’s music on his YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexSonicsMusic/
Interview with B. G. Franklin, author of the Azelom series.
In the Age of Discovery, the mighty Rovart Dominion rules the world with an iron fist. Through brutal force and indoctrination, their empire has spread from the sprawling mountains and hills of Rovan in the east, across the Solemn Sea, to the mighty Afall Mountains in the west. On the far western edge of the empire, the young orphan Baric is raised by the village cook, Godfrey. Prophecy, peril, and fate align, casting Baric into a magical journey and adventure of a lifetime. The battle for freedom is sparked with a single flame, which rages into a fiery maelstrom as a people rise to fight a war for deliverance from tyranny.
Journey to the Center of the Earth
The story begins in May 1863, at the Lidenbrock house in Hamburg, Germany. Professor Otto Lidenbrock dashes home to peruse his latest antiquarian purchase, an original runic manuscript of an Icelandic saga written by Snorri Sturluson, “Heimskringla”, a chronicle of the Norwegian kings who ruled over Iceland. While leafing through the book, Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel find a coded note written in runic script along with the name of a 16th-century Icelandic alchemist, Arne Saknussemm. Once translated it reads, “Go down into the crater of Snaefells Jökull, which Scartaris’s shadow caresses just before the calends of July, O daring traveler, and you’ll make it to the center of the earth. I’ve done so. Arne Saknussemm.”
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