Marvel The Tales of Asgard Trilogy (Paperback)
Joe Books LTD, 9781772754865, 528pp.
Publication Date: October 10, 2017
Marvel's Tales of Asgard trilogy tells the stories of Asgard's greatest heroes—Thor, God of Thunder; Sif, the Unstoppable; and the Warriors Three, Volstagg the Voluminous, Fandral the Dashing, and Hogun the Grim.
Book One—Marvel Thor: Dueling with Giants
When Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, loses its enchantment, only one being is cunning enough to carry out such a trick: Thor's own adopted brother, Loki. As punishment, Odin imprisons Loki for a year, but the trickster soon takes on other forms and escapes his imprisonment. He provokes a dispute between Odin and the giant Hrungnir—one that soon brings a full-scale attack on Asgard and a one-on-one challenge to Thor himself.
Book Two—Marvel Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings
When the nearby village of Flodbjerge is terrorized by a dragon, it is Sif who must answer the call for help. Both her reputation and her life are on the line as she faces the fearsome dragon, Oter. The face-off won't be straightforward either—the winged beast has a secret that Sif will have to unravel in order to defeat him before the village and its people go up in flames.
Book Three—Marvel Warriors Three: Godhood's End
Throughout the Nine Worlds, giants are known more for their brawn than their brains, but the Frost Giant Thjasse has come up with an inspired plan: defeat the Aesir not by ending their lives in battle, but by stealing their precious Golden Apples of Immortality and letting time take its course. Is Odin's reign over? Or will the Warriors Three prove that it takes more than brute force and a little bit of ingenuity to topple fighters worthy of sharing Odin's table?
About the Author
Keith R.A. DeCandido has a long history with Marvel characters in prose. From 1994 to 2000, Boulevard Books published a range of more than 50 Marvel novels and short-story anthologies, for which Keith served as the editorial director. Keith also contributed to the line on the writing side, penning short stories for the anthologies The Ultimate Spider-Man, The Ultimate Silver Surfer, Untold Tales of Spider-Man, The Ultimate Hulk, and X-Men Legends, and also collaborating with José R. Nieto on the novel Spider-Man: Venom's Wrath. In 2005, Keith wrote another Spidey novel, this one a solo book for Simon & Schuster entitled Down These Mean Streets.
This also isn't Keith's first foray into Norse myth, as he's written a cycle of urban fantasy stories set in Key West, Florida, featuring a young woman named Cassie Zukav who is a D?s, one of the fate goddesses, and has encounters in that island town with many folks from the Norse pantheon (including Thor, Loki, and Odin). Those stories can be found in the online zine Buzzy Mag; the anthologies Apocalypse 13, Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental, Out of Tune, Tales from the House Band Volumes 1 & 2, and Urban Nightmares; and the short-story collections Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet and Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido.
Keith's other work includes bunches of other tie-in fiction based on TV shows ( Star Trek, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sleepy Hollow ), games ( World of Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragons, StarCraft, Command and Conquer ), and films ( Serenity, Resident Evil, Cars ), as well as original fiction, most notably the "Precinct" series of high fantasy police procedurals that includes five novels ( Dragon Precinct, Unicorn Precinct, Goblin Precinct, Gryphon Precinct, and the forthcoming Mermaid Precinct ) and more than a dozen short stories.