The Prisoner of Tartarus
A Marvel Legends of Asgard Novel
by Richard Lee Byers
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Pub Date 18 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 21 Sep 2022
Aconyte Books, Aconyte
A hero has fallen: Deprived of the mystical Gjallarhorn, his enchanted sword Holfund, his winged steed, and even his memory, Heimdall flees across the underworld of Tartarus with the minions of the dark god Pluto in pursuit. Aided only by his friend Kamorr, Heimdall must piece together the mystery of his memory loss and escape the realm of the dead. For his amnesia masks a far greater threat: The dark elf Malekith’s infernal machinations have corrupted the newly created Bifrost. Racing against the clock and his own memories, Heimdall must defeat Malekith and his allies before they can use the Rainbow Bridge to destroy both Midgard and Asgard.
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PRAISE FOR LEGENDS OF ASGARD: THE HEIMDALL NOVELS
“Epic fantasy at its best. Swords and sorcery, swash-buckling action and illusion, twisting and turning politics of men and gods.”
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“Traditional fantasy fare, fueled by its fast-paced story and swash-buckling fun.”
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I really enjoyed that Heimdall was able to get a story-line in this book series, I enjoy the world of Thor even before the movies and I really didn't know Heimdall as a character. This book fleshed out Heimdall into a enjoyable character and the rest of the characters were great as well. It felt like it belonged in the Marvel Universe so I was really glad for that and enjoyed going through this book. I had enjoyed previous books from Mr. Byers and am glad I was able to read this book.
This book follows the story of how the Bifrost was made connecting Asgard and Midgard. We have Heimdall as our main character, this made me very happy as I love him in the cinematic universe. It was interesting to get to know more about this character and how he came to guard the Bifrost. The writing flowed and I felt immersed in the story. I think the mix of Giants, Dwarfs and Greek Gods made the story feel vast and we had a lot going on without it being overwhelming. I highly recommend this novel for any fans of Marvel especially those who love the Thor universe.
Thank you to #NetGalley, #AconyteBooks and Richard Lee Byers for the ARC copy of #ThePrisonerofTartarus.
The Prisoner of Tartarus by Richard Lee Byers is a fun and engaging read set in the Marvel Universe--not necessarily the Cinematic Universe.
Richard Lee Byers is a lot like Alan Dean Foster in that they have an dizzying number of books to their credit and you have probably read a few without being aware of it. Richard Lee Byers is probably best known for his novels set in the Forgotten Realms but here, as state, he turns his attention to the Marvel U in a story set in Asgard's past--before Bifrost the Rainbow Bridge exists--and this story tells the tale of how Heimdall came to be assigned the task of watching and guarding it.
I really enjoyed the combination of Greek and Norse myths in this story and it is fun to see some other characters in Asgard take the spotlight.
Thank you to #NetGalley, #AconyteBooks and Richard Lee Byers for the ARC copy of #ThePrisonerofTartarus. I plan on checking out more books in the series.
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