Retired British soliders pitted against an army of Norse giants. The last thing Gideon Dixon expects is to find himself fighting alongside the gods of the ancient Norse pantheon as the world is in the throes of one of the worst winters it has ever known, and Ragnarok- the fabled final conflict of the Sagas – is on it’s way.
The Age of Odin follows James Lovegrove’s previous projects The Age of Ra and The Age of Zeus – described by the Guardian as “The kind of complex, action-oriented science fiction Dan Brown would write if Dan Brown could write” – in delivering a unique take on ancient mythology.
And with that, the third stand-alone book in the Pantheon series has made it onto the famous New York Times Bestseller List, coming thirty-third in the list of Mass-Market Paperback Fiction for the week ending 16th January 2011.
The entire series, which are thematically linked but can be read independently of one another sounds incredible. The Pantheon series addresses the theme of “men versus the gods”, which can be turn out to be highly engaging stories or highly disappointing. According to the readers (and the NYT), Lovegrove is doing one heck of a job!
Source: Solaris Books
GS Reporter: Sharlene