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The Yggdrasil Codex - Introduction

January 22, 2015

Introduction to "The Yggdrasil Codex"

Who are we? Why are we here? Are we all there is?

Profound questions that few have answers for, though mankind continues to ask, apparently to deaf heavens. But what if we did have answers? What if we could ask someone? What would that be like?
The Yggdrasil Codex blends the best parts of a modern science fiction thriller with equal quantities first contact science fiction and Norse mythology.
In this life there are a great many fundamental questions that have yet to be answered. But thankfully, philosophers and scientists around the world continue to ask, and to help us make sense of them. This is such a tale.
In the Yggdrasil Codex, two young friends and scientists, both undertaking vastly different fields of study (Astrophysics and Runology), come together to help solve the greatest of life's mysteries.
While researching ancient Viking runestones at the University of Oslo in Norway, Magnus Olsen and his friend Tariq Al-Fazari, make an astonishing discovery. Their find is of such magnitude that the Norwegian and English Prime Ministers set up a joint task force and the researchers are rushed to Bletchley Park in London, historic home of the famous WWII code breakers.
Bringing together the world's greatest minds in astronomy, astrophysics, runology, history and mathematics, the team unlocks the secrets to the Yggdrasil Codex.
What happens next will rustically shift the course of human history and will ultimately have galactic consequences!
A few words from the author:
The idea for the Yggdrasil Codex struck me one day when I was walking through our garden in Virginia. I won’t tell you exactly why, but you’ll understand once you read the story. Much like any of you, I often asked myself - why? Why are we here? If there is a God, why did he/she create us? This story is my attempt at puzzling out those answers.
Many of you enjoyed the story so much that it became an Amazon best seller, and inspired me to write a series of novels which take place 115 years after the events in the Yggdrasil Codex.
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