By the Mountain Bound

By the Mountain Bound

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For five hundred years the immortal Children of the Light, Einherjar and Valkyrie, have lived together in the North of Valdyrgard. They were born out of the Sea; they are Angels of Light created in the formation of a new world. But three have come before them, from the death throes of the old world, Midgard: the world-girdling Serpent, Bearer of Burdens; the Wolf Fenris, eater of the Sun, who now takes the form of an einherjar; and, his demon sister, stealer of souls. The Children spend their days feasting, fighting, hunting, and guarding their human charges. But one dreadful day a woman is washed up from the sea, a Lady who is no mortal, though she is not valkyrie either. Thus begins the breaking of the Children of the Light, the tarnishing of their power, and the death of Valdyrgard.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 104.14 x 167.64 x 22.86mm | 158.76g
  • Tor Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765358522
  • 9780765358523
  • 511,337

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"Bear creates a world with an astonishing depth of mythology....Bear's world-building echoes the best of Zelazny and pulls the readers into the story and the history until it's over." Booklist, starred review."
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About Elizabeth Bear

ELIZABETH BEAR is a two-time Hugo Award winning writer. She is the author of fourteen previous novels, including the first two books of The Edda of Burdens: "All the Windwracked Stars "and "By the Mountain Bound." She lives in Connecticut.
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300 ratings
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5 24% (73)
4 40% (120)
3 27% (81)
2 8% (23)
1 1% (3)
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