The Lost Sun (Paperback)
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781518678066, 334pp.
Publication Date: October 24, 2015
List Price: 13.99*
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Fans of Neil Gaiman's American Gods and Holly Black's The Curse Workers will embrace this Norse-mythology-infused USA in book one of Gods of New Asgard. Seventeen-year-old Soren Bearskin fears both the past and the future. His father, a famed berserker warrior, went to prison after killing thirteen innocent people during a mindless battle-frenzy. Berserking is in Soren's blood, too: constant fevers and insomnia promise the power will explode in him any day. He's terrified of himself. When Baldur - Odin's son and the god of light - vanishes, Odin offers a boon to any who bring him news of his son. Soren sees his chance to change his fate: with that boon, he could ask Odin to strip berserking out of him forever. Along with Astrid Glyn, a teen prophet who's dreamed of Baldur's location, Soren takes off on a road trip across the United States of Asgard in search of the lost god and a new future. "A moving and original romance." - Publisher's Weekly "Strong writing and an inventive recasting of mythological characters combine to create an evocative, romantic adventure." - BCCB.
About the Author
Tessa Gratton has wanted to be a paleontologist or a wizard since she was seven. Alas, she turned out too impatient to hunt dinosaurs, but is still searching for a someone to teach her magic. After traveling the world with her military family, she acquired a BA (and the important parts of an MA) in Gen- der Studies, then settled down in Kansas to tell stories about monsters, magic, and teenagers. She's the author of the Blood Journals Series and the Gods of New Asgard Series as well as more than a dozen short stories. Visit her at: tessagratton.com, @tessagratton, tessagratton.tumblr.com.