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by Greg Van Eekhout


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Norse Code: A Novel Mass Market Paperback – May 19, 2009. Van Eekhout plays with Norse mythology like he invented it. This is a really fun read, with plenty of cool bits to chew over after putting it down.

Norse Code: A Novel Mass Market Paperback – May 19, 2009. by. Greg Van Eekhout (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. I like this book a lot. - Steven Brust, author of Jhegaala. Norse Code has bone crunching battles, ironic ravens, a resistance movement of dead Iowans, a great loner hero redeemed by the love of a spunky valkyrie in California during the apocalypse, and lots of wit. If that doesn't sound like fun to you, all I can say is, well, I'm sorry.

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Van Eekhout plays with Norse mythology like he invented it. Cause it i. -Maureen McHugh, author of China Mountain Zhang.

Accentuating the positive, I am a fanboy of Norse mythology and Greg Van Eekhout clearly has a good grasp of both the story and symbolic meanings behind the Ragnarok legend. I thought the references to myth were well done and the author was both playful and respectful of the material in its use. There is certainly an American Gods element here, especially in the rather detached protagonist Hermod.

Greg van Eekhout is a science fiction and fantasy writer with around two-dozen short story publications. His first novel, Norse Code, is due from Bantam Dell in summer 2009. Greg currently lives in San Diego, where he obsesses about martial arts classes, coffee, Moleskine notebooks, and giant squid. Библиографические данные.

Is this Ragnarok, or just California? The NorseCODE genome project was designed to identify descendants of Odin. No commitment, cancel anytime.

Is this Ragnarok, or just California?The NorseCODE genome project was designed to identify descendants of Odin. What it found was Kathy Castillo, a murdered MBA student brought back from the dead to serve as a valkyrie in the Norse god’s army.

His first novel, Norse Code, an adult urban fantasy, was published by Bantam Books in May 2009. BY Van Eekhout, Greg ( Author ) { The Boy at the End of the World By Van Eekhout, Greg ( Author ) Oct - 16- 2012 ( Paperback ) }. His second novel, a middle-grade fantasy titled Squid, was released by Bloomsbury Children"s United States of America on May 11, 2010. The Boy at the End of the World, also a middle-grade fantasy, was released in June 2011 by Bloomsbury Children"s United States of America. 0JN38/?tag prabook0b-20. California Bones (Daniel Blackland).

GREG VAN EEKHOUT is the author of one previous fantasy novel for adults, the mass-market original Norse Code

When Daniel Blackland was six, he ingested his first bone fragment, a bit of kraken spine plucked out of the sand during a visit with his demanding, brilliant, and powerful magician father, Sebastian. When Daniel was twelve, he watched Sebastian die at the hands of the Hierarch of Southern California, devoured for the heightened magic layered deep within his bones. GREG VAN EEKHOUT is the author of one previous fantasy novel for adults, the mass-market original Norse Code. He is also the author of two middle-grade SF novels, Kid Vs. Squid and The Boy at the End of the World (a finalist for the Andre Norton Award). He lives in San Diego, California.

Greg van Eekhout is a science fiction and fantasy writer

Greg van Eekhout is a science fiction and fantasy writer. His "In the Late December" (2003) was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Short Story, and his middle-grade fantasy novel The Boy at the End of the World was nominated for the 2012 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. Van Eekhout's parents are of Indo (Dutch-Indonesian) extraction. More from Greg Van Eekhout.

Is this Ragnarok, or just California?The NorseCODE genome project was designed to identify descendants of Odin. What it found was Kathy Castillo, a murdered MBA student brought back from the dead to serve as a valkyrie in the Norse god’s army. Given a sword and a new name, Mist’s job is to recruit soldiers for the war between the gods at the end of the world—and to kill those who refuse to fight.But as the twilight of the gods descends, Mist makes other plans. Journeying across a chaotic American landscape already degenerating into violence and madness, Mist hopes to find her way to Helheim, the land of the dead, to rescue her murdered sister from death’s clutches. To do so, she’ll need the help of Hermod, a Norse god bumming around Los Angeles with troubles of his own. Together they find themselves drafted into a higher cause, trying to do what fate long ago deemed could not be done: save the world of man. For even if myths aren’t made to be broken, it can’t hurt to go down fighting…can it?

Comments: (7)

Keramar
Fantastic, fun urban fantasy/Norse Gods mash-up. Ragnarok is on the way, and it doesn't really matter whether you believe in the Norse gods or not, because you're either going to fight against the forces of chaos or you're going to get wiped out. LA locals will appreciate the earthly locales, including the late and lamented Novel Cafe in Santa Monica. Doesn't entirely add up, and the title is overly silly, but Van Eekhout is a great, crowd-pleasing young writer. Definitely recommended.
Amhirishes
A delightfully reimagined Ragnarok, not so much superimposing Norse mythology on the 21st Century as imagining a world in which it never went away, and is finally coming to its culmination-- with Fenris' escape and the end of the world-- in modern times.

Add conspiracies, as gods seek to position themselves to gain by the world's end, and strange adventures, as a modern Valkyrie challenges Hel herself to claim her sister from the land of the dead, a minor Aesir who has spent the past centuries bumming California's beaches, and even Sleipnir, the great eight-legged horse, and you get what manages to be a rollicking read and yet a book of remarkable depths.

And... it isn't the first book in a seven-book, over-padded series, but an actual novel!

Read and enjoy.
TheJonnyTest
You will never look at the Norse pantheon or the Nine Worlds the same way EVER AGAIN!

This was an excellent book. It kept my interest; and while violently graphic in some instances, I could not put it down.

From Wikipedia:

"The NorseCODE genome project was designed to identify descendants of Odin. What it found was Kathy Castillo, a murdered MBA student brought back from the dead to serve as a valkyrie in the Norse god’s army. Given a sword and a new name, Mist’s job is to recruit soldiers for the war between the gods at the end of the world—and to kill those who refuse to fight.

But as the twilight of the gods descends, Mist makes other plans.

Journeying across a chaotic American landscape already degenerating into violence and madness, Mist hopes to find her way to Helheim, the land of the dead, to rescue her murdered sister from death’s clutches. To do so, she’ll need the help of Hermod, a Norse god bumming around Los Angeles with troubles of his own. Together they find themselves drafted into a higher cause, trying to do what fate long ago deemed could not be done: save the world of man."

Mist is a rugged and gritty character, a well developed heroine with a purpose. Hermod, usually given short shrift in the Lore is fully developed and "true" to his nature. It's a twisted, tense tale and the ending is very surprising. For as we all know, we do have the ability to shift our fate, if only to an "nth" and from that can spin a different outcome.

Van Eekhout did a great job, and, I really enjoyed reading it. His description of Hel / Helheim and Naglfar are jaw dropping. As you traverse the Nine Worlds while they spin out of control many things will go through your mind. Definitely a "must read" if you are interested in exploring the concepts behind Norse Legend / Lore!
Saintrius
I could not put this one down. I've always loved stories about the Vikings and the gods they worshipped so I was familiar with the Norse gods. This version is delightfully humorous and quite graphic. I also enjoyed learning about some of the Norse gods I had never heard about. I highly recommend it and right now I'm going to see if I can find any more books to read by this author!
cyrexoff
I've always enjoyed mythology, especially historical fiction that is based upon it. In recent years (thanks to Marvel for reawakening a love for the Trickster) I've been reading more Norse-based fiction. I found this book on a recommended reading list and decided to try it. The basis for the story is very imaginative, but sadly underdeveloped.

Ragnarok is approaching and the NorseCode project/group is trying to identify descendants of Odin via genetics to "draft" for the final battle. This concept is what initially drew me to the book - I loved the idea of blending scifi and myth. Sadly, beyond our heroine targeting one of these descendants right at the beginning, the concept is never visited again. There is no expansion on how they are accomplishing the goal, why his descendants are particularly useful, how Radgrid came to be in charge or anything else. The book immediately switches gears to Mist trying to mount an unauthorised rescue mission into Helheim.

Now, her mission and the characters introduced were entertaining. Unlike most fiction that centers around Asgard, the story doesn't focus on Loki, Thor, et al. Instead, we get the gods who are mentioned but don't have a big role in the original myths: Hermod and Hod. Mist joins forces with them to try and stop Ragnarok. But, can it be avoided? That's not to say that the biggies don't appear in the story, but they are not main characters.

Overall, I enjoyed this book but it needed serious fleshing out. The genetics angle should have been explored in full, which would have given Mist much needed character development. She's not two dimensional, but she's not fully realized either. Hermod, with the weight of Assgardian myth behind him, felt more three dimensional. The book has a solid conclusion, but at less than 300 pages it's more like an extended novella than a full novel. I recommend it to Norse myth fans mainly because it was a quick, fun read. But, it's sad that so much potential went untapped.
Norse Code: A Novel download epub
Action & Adventure
Author: Greg Van Eekhout
ISBN: 0553592130
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Action & Adventure
Language: English
Publisher: Spectra; No Edition Stated edition (May 19, 2009)