By Scott Oden
Scott Oden's epic novel A amassing of Ravens is "satisfying...complex...and a excitement to learn" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
To the Danes, he's skraelingr; to the English, he's orcnéas; to the Irish, he's fomoraig. he's Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of evening, the Son of the Wolf and Brother of the Serpent. he's Grimnir, and he's the final of his kind—the final in a protracted line of monsters who've plagued humanity because the Elder Days.
Drawn from his lair through a thirst for vengeance opposed to the Dane who slew his brother, Grimnir emerges right into a global that’s replaced. a brand new religion has arisen. The previous methods are demise, and their fans taking flight into the shadows; even nonetheless, Grimnir’s vengeance can't be denied.
Taking a tender Christian hostage to be his advisor, Grimnir embarks on a trip that takes him from the hinterlands of Denmark, the place the knowledge of the traditional dwarves has given approach to insanity, to the war-torn center of southern England, the place the spirits of the land make violence on each other. And thence to the fairway shorelines of eire and the Viking stronghold of Dubhlinn, the place his enemy awaits.
yet, except Grimnir can put aside his hatreds, his dream of retribution will come to not anything. For Dubhlinn is determined to be the positioning of a reckoning—the outdated methods as opposed to the New—and Grimnir, the final of his type left to plague mankind, needs to select: stand with the Christian King of eire and spot his vengeance performed or stand opposed to him and notice it slip away?
Scott Oden's A amassing of Ravens is a singular of vengeance, religion, and the ability of myth.
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