"Holdt wows in her Norse mythology inspired debut an electrifying adventure" -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
Following on the breakout success of Northern Wrath, Holdt weaves myth and history in a deeply magical saga.
Wolves howl. The trickster Loki breaks free from his chains. A demon is loose from Muspelheim.
In the battle to come, all shall die, but Ragnar will do anything to save his gods.
Einer scours the nine worlds for Hilda who walks among gods and goddesses, searching the truth of the Runes. For centuries Siv has run from her past, but she knows that to protect her daughter, and Midgard, she will have to face her worst fears.
It is time to confront the Alfather.
"This is fantasy as it should be written: savage; liminal, full of wonder and magic." -- Gavin G. Smith, author of The Bastard Legion series
"A promising start for a series that will gratify lovers of epic tales." -- Aurealis
"A classic fantasy grounded in real-world history and myth." -- SFX
"Ferocious, compelling, fiercely beautiful. Fantasy at its very best." -- Anna Smith Spark, author of the Empires of Dust series, on Northern Wrath
"Packs a punch worthy of the Thunderer himself. It rocks!" -- Joanne Harris, author of The Gospel of Loki, on Northern Wrath
Thilde Kold Holdt is a Viking, traveller and a polygot fluent in Danish, French, English and Korean. As a writer, she is an avid researcher. This is how she first came to row for hours upon hours on a Viking warship. She loved the experience so much that she has sailed with the Viking ship the Sea Stallion ever since. Another research trip brought her to all corners of South Korea where she also learnt the art of traditional Korean archery. Born in Denmark, Thilde has lived in many places and countries, taking a bit of each culture with her. This is why she regards herself as simply being from planet Earth, as she has yet to set foot on Mars… Thilde is currently based in Southern France where she writes full-time.