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Beginning with his debut novel in 2018—A Cobbler’s Tale, followed by Moon Flower, The Righteous One, The Bomb Squad, and Hope City, Neil Perry Gordon has established himself as a well-respected and prolific historical fiction novelist. His storytelling ability has earned him high editorial praise from the likes of Kirkus, Midwest Book Review, and others, including hundreds of four and five-star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.
Currently, Neil is introducing his new novel called "Otzi's Odyssey - The Troubled Soul Of A Neolithic Iceman?" It is a paranormal fiction novel centered around the mummified remains discovered by two mountain hikers in the fall of 1991.
Along with this archeological discovery, the Iceman's ancient soul is awakened after being frozen, along with his remarkably preserved corpse, into a glacier for over five thousand years. His exciting new novel is set to drop this fall. Continue reading for an exclusive interview.
Can you tell us a bit about your background?
I attribute my cravings for a creative lifestyle to the formative education I received at the Green Meadow Waldorf School, where I learned subjects such as music, dance and theater, writing, literature, legends, and myths, were not courses simply to be studied, memorized and tested, but lessons to be lived and experienced.
When did you begin working as a writer?
I began decades ago writing two business books revolving around my interior design career. But my passion as a novelist began in 2018 with the publication of my debut novel—A Cobbler's Tale.
You have written 7 novels since 2018. You’re quite prolific. Can you tell us about your writing process?
I find time every day to write, even if it's only a few lines. Though the real work is achieved when I can focus without distractions. It's during this prolonged solitude where I'm able to engage the engine that drives my storytelling proclivity.
How would you describe your newest book, "Ötzi's Odyssey - The Troubled Soul Of A Neolithic Iceman"
Ötzi’s Odyssey begins with the remarkable sighting of a mummified man, stumbled upon by two unsuspecting mountain hikers in the autumn of 1991. Along with this archeological discovery, the Iceman's ancient soul is awakened after being frozen, along with his remarkably preserved corpse, into a glacier for over five thousand years.
Otzi the Iceman's story travels in time between the modern era, as he tries to comprehend his observations of a technologically advanced world, and back to 3300 BCE, whereas Clan Chief Bhark, he lives with his family in a peaceful village, along a great lake, located at the foothills of the ominous Similaun Mountain. An ambush by his nemesis Shadrach, and a subsequent encounter with the soul hunter Creyak, sends Bhark on a perilous journey into the four demonic realms of Gehenna, where through the guidance of Miko the Seer, and his clairvoyant daughter Amica, he struggles for the salvation of his eternal soul.
What would you like the reader to take away from reading this book?
Otzi's Odyssey is an examination of the soul life, which is not limited to the defined time between our birth and death. It is the intention of the novel to enlighten the reader to the profound possibilities brought about by accepting and engaging the power of our spiritual wisdom.
What surprised you most about writing this novel?
I'm always thrilled where my novels take me, and Otzi's Odyssey was no different. Though in this tale, I found my characters traveling to faraway realms, the likes of which I could have never imagined when I began chipping away, trying to uncover the story dwelling behind the shuttered windows within my mind.
To find out more about Neil please visit https://www.neilperrygordon.com/