RuneWarriors (Hardcover)

Ship of the Dead

By James Jennewein, Tom S. Parker

HarperCollins, 9780061449420, 304pp.

Publication Date: December 28, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/24/2011)
Paperback (1/1/2011)

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

How can Dane defeat an enemy that's already dead?

Dane the Defiant is determined to free his beloved Astrid from her Valkyrie servitude. And he learns of a way—a dark and dangerous way. He must hunt and kill a savage foe: none other than his former nemesis, Thidrek the Terrifying, who has magically returned from the dead.

Thidrek has been sent by the goddess Hel herself, ruler of the Underworld, to find the Ship of the Dead, a cursed vessel built from the bone and sinew of countless ill-fated sailors. If Dane and his fellow Rune Warriors fail to find the ship first, Thidrek will use it to lead Hel's ghastly army of dead, decayed soldiers in a violent overthrow of mankind.

Can Dane find a way to save the world—and reunite with his one true love—in the face of indomitable evil? The fate of the Viking world hangs in the balance in this exhilarating final chapter of the epic RuneWarriors saga.



About the Author

James Jennewein lives in a bloodthirsty, barbaric land filled with evil tyrants, slimy monsters, and comely maidens. It is called Los Angeles.



Tom S. Parker, who has Viking ancestors on his Swedish mother's side, enjoys pillaging now and then with his pet Chihuahua, Tony. He lives in a moated fortress in Topanga, California.



Praise For RuneWarriors: Ship of the Dead

Dane and his boon companions set off in their usual hilarious and quarrelsome manner to save the world. The plot and subplots are handled with masterly finesse: Action and suspense are nonstop. The resolution will satisfy. Fans will devour this excellent series finish.”
— Kirkus Reviews

PRAISE for RUNEWARRIORS: SWORD OF DOOM “Rip-roaring adventure. Dane’s quest for revenge and his romance with Astrid, Mistress of the Blade, provide a nice balance to the gross-out humor, and the resulting tale is at once funny and thrilling. An excellent next step for fans of Percy Jackson.”
— The Horn Book

“…a page-turner... lots of body humor and a rousing climax.”
— Kirkus Reviews

PRAISE FOR RUNEWARRIORS: SHIELD OF ODIN “The brisk pace and rollicking adventures should keep both boys and girls alike spellbound.”
— KLIATT

“A page-turner with definite appeal...boys especially will enjoy the pell-mell action, the wisenheimer narration and the belch-and-flatulence humor embedded in the adventurous tale.”
— Kirkus Reviews