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  1. Ivana

    Ivana Contributing Member

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    My first novel - published!!!

    Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Ivana, Jul 4, 2017.

    Hi you guys! Just to let you know that my first novel has been translated from my native language into German and published! It's been a year and a half since I found publisher and now it's finally here, under the title Niani - Der Schneekrieger. For now, it is available only as an e-book, and should be printed at the end of the year.
    It is now available on Amazon.de
    Fellow writers who read German, and who like fantasy - adventure, I hope you'll enjoy this book and leave your feedback! :) My hope is that the book will be translated into English some day. But for now, the hard work - promotion - is just beginning. ;)

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    Here's a short description in German:

    Vier Stämme haben sich einst am Vierweltenfluss getrennt. Überlebt hat nur der Stamm der Uhala. Den eisigen Winter über suchen sie Schutz in Höhlen, und alle paar Jahrhunderte löscht eine Sonneneruption das Leben an der Oberfläche ihres Planeten aus. Der nächste Sonnensturm droht so heftig zu werden, dass nicht einmal unter der Erde ein Überleben möglich ist. Die fähigsten jungen Männer und Frauen werden auf eine gefährliche Reise zur dunklen Seite des Mondes geschickt, um das Überleben des Stammes zu sichern.
    Unter den Reisenden ist der junge Krieger Niani. Er soll die zukünftige Herrscherin Eleani begleiten und hat geschworen, sie zu beschützen. Doch er hasst diese Frau und die Gesetze seines Stammes, in dem die Frauen das Sagen haben.
    Je länger die Reise dauert, desto aussichtsloser erscheint die Lage der Entsandten, bis von unerwarteter Seite Hilfe kommt. Doch die Hilfe hat ihren Preis, und Niani muss sich entscheiden: Loyalität oder Freiheit.
     
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  2. Ivana

    Ivana Contributing Member

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    I almost forgot - if you decide to pick up a copy, it is available at a discounted price till the end of July - 4.99 :)
     
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    Congrats! Hopefully, this is just the beginning of your success.
     
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    Congrats. Unfortunately, I know about three words in German. Give us the heads up if that english version hits the shelves!
     
  5. Ivana

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    Thank you. :)
     
  6. Ivana

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    Thanks. Me too, he he. ;)
     
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    Congratulations! :) I wish I knew German.
     
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    Outstanding!
     
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    Congrats --- wishing you the best of luck on the promo side :)
     
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    Thinks to self: Okay, will I do the thing properly and look up the words I don't know in das Wörterbuch, or will I cheat and copy and paste the whole thing into Google Translate?

    Aber, das ist sehr gut! Congratulations on the translation deal!

    Oh, yes: What language was the book written in originally? Going from your author name, was it Русский?
     
  12. Ivana

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    Thanks, Catrin! :)You speak German? That's great! You have a book sample available so you can try to read it, and you can tell me your impressions!;)
    The book was written in Serbian. The original title was "Beneath the Ice", but my publisher changed it because there was already a book published in German under the same title.
     
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    Incredible news! Must be a great story, I wish I knew German.
     
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    Congrats! Gruesome journey to being published, good work.
     
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    Thank you, Melissa and Jonas! :) My publisher extended the promotion, so the price will be 4.99 until August 14th.
     
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    Congrats Ivana!! I took some German classes in high school, but I don't think I'll be able to fully understand everything in your book lol. I haven't brushed up on my German since high school.
     
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    Like many others, I wish I knew German right now. But hey,


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    Congrats!
     
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    Thanks, Moon! ;)
     

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