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Monday, August 9, 2010

[Novel Spotted] Wolfsangel


Wolfsangel
by M.D. Lachlan

The Viking King Athun leads his men on a raid against an Anglo-Saxon village. Men and women are killed indiscriminately but Athun demands that no child be touched. He is acting on prophecy. A prophecy that tells him that the Saxons have stolen a child from the Gods. If Athun, in turn, takes the child and raises him as an heir, the child will lead his people to glory. But Athun discovers not one child, but twin baby boys. Ensuring that his faithful warriors, witness to what has happened, die during the raid Athun takes the children and their mother home, back to the witches who live on the troll wall. And he places his destiny in their hands.

And so begins a stunning multi-volume fantasy epic that will take a werewolf from his beginnings as the heir to a brutal viking king, down through the ages. It is a journey that will see him hunt for his lost love through centuries and lives, and see the endless battle between the wolf, Odin and Loki - the eternal trickster - spill over into countless bloody conflicts from our history, and over into our lives.

This is the myth of the werewolf as it has never been told before and marks the beginning of an extraordinary new fantasy series from Gollancz. (GoodReads)

werewolf... angel... viking.... king... prophecy.... Norse gods... twin boys... warriors.... lost love.... wolf....

That's more than enough to make me interested in this. I hadn't encountered a story regarding werewolves being connected to Norse mythology. And I'm totally a sucker for fantasy novels with princes.

I wonder when this will reach my country in paperback.
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