Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Wolfsangel by M.D. Lachlan

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's "Waiting On" Wednesday selection is:

By: M.D. Lachlan
Publish Date: March 22, 2011 by Pyr

From Publishers Weekly~
Sorcery and savagery fuel this rousing historical fantasy, the first volume in a planned multivolume epic. Acting on the witch Gullvieg's prophecy, Viking raiders kidnap two infant brothers from a village. Wily and clever Vali is groomed to be Viking king Arthur's heir, while Feileg is raised ferally as as Gullveig's werewolf protector as she schemes against the god Odin. The boys enjoy adventures peculiar to their different upbringings until their mutual affection for farmer's daughter Adisla draws them together as comrades in arms as well as rivals in love. Lachlan (a pseudonym for Mark Barrowcliffe) keeps supernatural inflections to a minimum, opting instead for a colorful and credible evocation of the Norse world as one where the paths of gods and men frequently cross. Vivid in its rendering of the primitive historical past, this entertaining adventure will have readers eagerly anticipating the next book in the series.

Ironically, I was just talking with my beau last week about the rather sparse amount of books involving Norse mythology. It seems as though most authors want to explore more exotic or traditional mythologies such as Egyptian or even Greek myths. Not that I am not fascinated by either of these cultures myths as well, but Norse mythology is one I haven't seen enough of, and it's refreshing to find a title like Wolfsangel. I'm also curious about the rivalry between Vali and Feileg and to see who shall win Adisla's love. I'll also admit I was drawn to the mentions of a werewolf, but apparently as the author has kept that to a minimum, it will be interesting to see his take with Norse mythology. 

Has anyone read or heard about novels centered around Norse mythology?


  1. I haven't read too much on Norse Mythology but I have always wanted too. I am definitely going to put this one on my list.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. The cover of this book is gorgeous! I read a YA book last year, Stork by Wendy Delsol, that had some Norse mythology. It was a really cute, sweet book. I do recommend it.
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