RuneWarriors: Shield of Odin
by James Jennewein & Tom S. Parker
Cover Artist: Greg Call
HarperCollins Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061449383
Date: 01 January 2010 List Price $6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: Dane is 100% Viking. He's courageous. Tough. But he has a big problem. He needs to choose a nickname. Dane the Dangerous? Dane the Despicable? He just can't decide. Even his best friends, Drott the Dim and Fulnir the Stinking, aren't any help. But when Dane witnesses his proud father shamed by the tyrant Thidrek the Terrifying, Dane's indignation earns him a moniker that sticksóDane the Defiant.
So defiant is Dane that when Thidrek kidnaps Dane's beloved Astrid in hopes of trading her for Thor's Hammer, the ancient, magical weapon of mass destruction, Dane goes after him like a bat out of Valhalla. Navigating treacherous seas, a nasty smiting by the gods, and a rather lonely frost giant, Dane and his rowdy band of Norsemen will stop at nothing to end Thidrek's terrifying reign and take their place among the greatest Viking heroes of all time.