By Fred Saberhagen
Within the first 4 volumes of the Book of the Gods, Fred Saberhagen introduced a brand new point of view to the vintage gods of Greek mythology. Now the mythical writer of the Berzerker and Lost Swords sagas turns his gaze northward towards a wholly diverse pantheon of immortal deities . . . the fearsome and ferocious gods of Valhalla.
Haraldur the Northman as soon as joined Jason on his fabled quest for the Golden Fleece, yet now he wishes not anything extra to do with gods and experience. Returning to his fatherland for the 1st time in lots of years, he hopes in simple terms to cool down on a farm of his own-until he comes throughout an impenetrable wall of eldritch hearth and a lovesick formative years decided to breach the wall at any cost.
Behind the towering flames, he's advised, lies a gorgeous Valkyrie trapped in an enchanted sleep, in addition to, possibly, a golden treasure past mortal reckoning. it's the gold that tempts Hal to agree, opposed to his larger judgment, to aid the early life in his quest.
But to discover away prior the fiery wall, they need to first courageous gnomes, ghosts, and the wrath of the gods themselves. For a strong conflict is brewing, and Hal quickly reveals himself stuck up in a celestial clash among Thor the Thunderer, Loki the Trickster, and, strongest of all, Wodan, the cruel Lord of Battles!