Synopses & Reviews
Is this Ragnarok, or just California?
The NorseCODE genome project was designed to identify descendants of Odin. What it found was Kathy Castillo, a murdered MBA student brought back from the dead to serve as a valkyrie in the Norse gods army. Given a sword and a new name, Mists job is to recruit soldiers for the war between the gods at the end of the world—and to kill those who refuse to fight.
But as the twilight of the gods descends, Mist makes other plans.
Journeying across a chaotic American landscape already degenerating into violence and madness, Mist hopes to find her way to Helheim, the land of the dead, to rescue her murdered sister from deaths clutches. To do so, shell need the help of Hermod, a Norse god bumming around Los Angeles with troubles of his own. Together they find themselves drafted into a higher cause, trying to do what fate long ago deemed could not be done: save the world of man. For even if myths arent made to be broken, it cant hurt to go down fighting…can it?
A Nebula Award finalist masterfully merges urban fantasy with mythological epic to create a unique world where the Norse gods play out their final battle upon our contemporary landscape. Original.
About the Author
Greg van Eekhout is a science fiction and fantasy writer with around two-dozen short story publications. His first novel, Norse Code, is due from Bantam Dell in summer 2009. Greg currently lives in San Diego, where he obsesses about martial arts classes, coffee, Moleskine notebooks, and giant squid.