By Tessa Gratton
Lovers of Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, and Maggie Stiefvater will embody the richly drawn, Norse-influenced exchange global of the us of Asgard, the place cellphones, rock bands, and evangelical preachers coexist with dragon slaying, rune casting, and sword education in faculties. the place the president runs the rustic along a council of Valkyries, gods stroll the pink carpet with Hollywood starlets, and the U.S. army has a unique battalion devoted to removing Rocky Mountain trolls.
Signy Valborn used to be seven years previous while she climbed the recent global Tree and met Odin Alfather, who declared that if she might remedy a unmarried riddle, he might make her certainly one of his Valkyrie. For ten years Signy has informed within the arts of conflict, politics, and management, by no means dreaming better Mountain Troll may perhaps carry the reply to the riddle, yet that's precisely what Ned the Spiritless delivers her. A mysterious troll hunter who talks in riddles and historic poetry, Ned is a troublesome guy to belief. regrettably, Signy is operating out of time. observed via an outcast berserker named Soren Bearstar, she and Ned take off around the ice sheets of Canadia to seek the mum of trolls and declare Signy's destiny.