You will never look at the Norse pantheon or the Nine Worlds the same way EVER AGAIN!
This was an excellent book. It kept my interest; and while violently graphic in some instances, I could not put it down.
"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 god’s army. Given a sword and a new name, Mist’s 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 death’s clutches. To do so, she’ll 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."
Mist is a rugged and gritty character, a well developed heroine with a purpose. Hermod, usually given short shrift in the Lore is fully developed and "true" to his nature. It's a twisted, tense tale and the ending is very surprising. For as we all know, we do have the ability to shift our fate, if only to an "nth" and from that can spin a different outcome.
Van Eekhout did a great job, and, I really enjoyed reading it. His description of Hel / Helheim and Naglfar are jaw dropping. As you traverse the Nine Worlds while they spin out of control many things will go through your mind. Definitely a "must read" if you are interested in exploring the concepts behind Norse Legend / Lore!
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0553592130
- 条形码: 9780553592139
- 商品尺寸: 10.9 x 1.8 x 17.5 cm
- 商品重量: 150 g
- ASIN: 0553592130
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