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Old 11-15-2009, 04:21 PM   #16
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Yes, Viking Saga is a modern fiction, written by me. The description says Viking Saga is a novel written in 2009 by Mark Coakley, the "translator's note" is dated 2010, and there are many other internal clues ... The "false document" is a long-standing fictional device that was used in the very first novel, Robinson Crusoe, which Defoe presented as the diary of a shipwrecked sailor ... Wikipedia has a good article about false documents -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_document ... It's not done to trick readers, but to make it easier to willingly suspend disbelief ... Should I make it more obvious?

PS -- The two saga's mentioned by Ea happen to be my two favourites, and used as research for Viking Saga. The book uses a lot of saga conventions, while trying to jazz it up a bit for modern tastes.

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Old 11-15-2009, 04:27 PM   #17
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I've got no problems with the literary device, Mark.
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:51 AM   #18
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Mark, have you thought about converting this book into ebook formats such as .mobi/prc or epub?

I would certainly be interested to have look, being Dane with a great historical interest the late Scandinavian iron age.

EDIT: Um... you have a typo in the foreword: "Sturulson"
It's straightforward to generate epub.
Aspose.Words for Microsoft Word 2007 converts Word documents straightforwardly to epub and you can do any chapter and TOC/Meta editing using sigil. Easy peasy!
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Here are two more formats: .epub and .mobi ...
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