Petteri Hannila


My interest towards speculative fiction started at the ripe age of eight, when I found out about Tarzan of Edgar Rice Burroughs and thus entered a lifetime of reading dashing adventures in far away, even impossible locations.

In my teens I started to play tabletop role-playing games, a hobby that has strongly influenced my writing. Nowadays I dabble with both playing and designing games.

My fiction mainly consists of short stories, some of which have been published in Finnish genre magazines. I published my first novel, "Kaukamoinen" in 2013 and translated it as an indie translation project on the same year. Resulting "The Fargoer" is my only internationally published novel so far.

My writing is heavily influenced by pulp fantasy writers such as Robert E. Howard, as well as Finnish myths and legends of old, but I don't shun away from science fiction either.

I continues to write in various projects, which consist of a role-playing game called "Tales of Entropy" to be published in 2017 and a project "Writing with Games", a venture in combining story-gaming with fiction writing.

I am a software designer by trade, yet when I entered into indie publishing I wanted to learn how to create the book layouts by myself. After my brother founded Creativia, I happily joined in and have, when writing this, created layouts for over 400 books both in electronic and paper versions.

I live in Central Finland with my family and enjoy martial arts when I have time in my super-busy schedule.

Where to find Petteri Hannila online


Day Of The Dead - A Viking Tale
Price: Free! Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Day of the dead is an action-packed short story that touches the story depicted in the novel Fargoer. This time, the focus is turned towards Vikings and their gloom-filled world.
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 42,830. Language: Finnish. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Kaukamoinen aloittaa fantasiatarinoiden sarjan, joka imee voimansa Suomen synkästä, mutta kauniista luonnosta. Sen juuret ovat samalla kertaa sekä mytologiassa että muinaisessa, kirjoittamattomassa historiassamme. Tarinoiden perustukset on laskettu muinaisen maailman ihmeille ja nopeatempoista kerrontaa siivittää kalevalamittainen runous, esi-isiemme runollisen kerronnan kieli.
The Birth of Kainu (Fargoer Short Stories, #0)
Price: Free! Words: 640. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic, Fiction » Poetry » Scandinavian Poetry
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This is a mythic poem telling the story of the origins of Kainu people and the world of Fargoer. Fargoer is a novel set in the mythic far north.
End of Innocence (Fargoer Short Stories, #1)
Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.83 from 6 reviews)
Somewhere far in the north, in the middle of a dense forest, two girls have embarked on a sacred journey: a journey that is to end their carefree days among the children of their tribe. Grim as their world is, the destiny that is set upon them seems even darker, but such is often the way for the people of this land. First chapter of Fargoer, a novel set in the mythic far north.

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