The Seeress prophesied at the beginning of time that the Gods of Asgard will not survive the final battle; the Nine Worlds are heading to destruction; beauty and order will fail. As the forces of chaos and darkness gather, Declan and Magda, two young people who have never even seen each other before, suddenly find themselves seized by Odin. He takes them from their own world to work together to save the magic of the Runes and create a new future for the gods. Caught up in the end of the worlds, they choose love, courage and even cunning, and they themselves undergo the awesome magic tests where Odin first won his great powers. But can the prophecy of the Seeress be averted? Can a new world be created? And what will be their place in it? ‘Heimdall has sounded the Gjallarhorn. The forces of chaos are invading Asgard,’ Magda said urgently.
Here’s a Review: I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Michael Conneely shows a deep and clear understanding of the underlying mythology, yet his narrative flows easily and convincingly. He handles dialogue well and his descriptions are quite vivid. My own knowledge of the Norse legends was superficial. Conneely incorporates an excellent overview into his story and uses the legends to neatly illustrate the path of humanity.