She tells Greek legends to entertain Norse gods -- until one of her stories leads to murder.
When Euthalia’s father trades her to Viking raiders, her best hope is to be made a wife instead of a slave. She gets her wish – sort of – when she is sacrificed as a bride to a god.
Her inhuman husband seems kind, but he visits only in the dark of night and will not allow her to look upon him. By day Euthalia becomes known as a storyteller, spinning ancient Greek tales to entertain Asgard’s gods and monsters.
When one of her stories precipitates a god’s murder and horrific retribution, Euthalia discovers there is a monster in her bed as well. Alone in a hostile Asgard, Euthalia must ally with a spiteful goddess to sway Odin himself before bloody tragedy opens Ragnarok, the prophesied end of the world.
"A lyric course in Norse mythology, packed with heart and wit." --Kirkus Reviews
"In this expressive banquet of love,legends, and exploits, VanArendonk Baugh channels the charm and grandeur of theNorse pantheon effortlessly.... Overall, a tale foreveryone--especially those who love a mix of superheroes, romance, and monstrous action." --Kirkus Reviews
"Laura VanArendonk Baugh can hold her own with the greats! ... It's exciting, romantic, unpredictable, and heartwrenching. There were plenty of Gasp Out Loud moments and even a few tears . . . everything I want in a read, really!" -- Sylvia Mercedes, reviewer