Age of Odin
by James Lovegrove
Solaris Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781907519406
Date: 06 January 2011 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
James Lovegrove is a long time fave writer of mine, the kind of author who is so choc-full of ideas that he's perhaps hard for publishers to profile. Each of his books offers up a different kind of delight - see these links for my reviews of Untied Kingdom, Provender Gleed and The Fledging Of Az Gabrielson) Lovegrove is a truly protean writer and in his latest offering he shows off his talents most fulsomely. The Age of Odin is published by Solaris and is the third title in this series which began with The Age of Ra which was enthusiastically reviewed by our own Liz De Jager back in our August 09 issue and which was followed by The Age of Zeus
"Gideon Dixon was a good solider but bad at everything else. Now the British Army doesn't want him any more. So when he hears about the Valhalla Project it seems like a dream come true. They're recruiting fromer service personnel for execellent pay, no questions asked, to take part in unspecified combat operations. The last thing Gideon expects is to finding himself fighting alongside the gods of the ancient Norse pantheon. The world is in the grip of one of the worst winters it has ever known, and Ragnarok-the fabled final conflict of the Sagas-is looming"