The Hunger of the Gods

The Hunger of the Gods

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Packed with myth, magic, and bloody vengeance, John Gwynne's "masterfully crafted, brutally compelling, Norse-inspired epic" (Anthony Ryan) continues in The Hunger of the Gods.

THE DEAD GODS ARE RISING.

Lik-Rifa, the dragon god of legend, has been freed from her eternal prison. Now she plots a new age of blood and conquest.

As Orka continues the hunt for her missing son, the Bloodsworn sweep south in a desperate race to save one of their own-and Varg takes the first steps on the path of vengeance.

Elvar has sworn to fulfil her blood oath and rescue a prisoner from the clutches of Lik-Rifa and her dragonborn followers, but first she must persuade the Battle-Grim to follow her. Yet even the might of the Bloodsworn and Battle-Grim cannot stand alone against a dragon god.

Their only hope lies within the mad writings of a chained god. A book of forbidden magic with the power to raise the wolf god Ulfrir from the dead...and bring about a battle that will shake the foundations of the earth.

Praise for The Shadow of the Gods

"There is not a dull chapter in this fantasy epic." --Vulture (Best of the Year)

"A satisfying and riveting read. It's everything I've come to expect from a John Gwynne book." --Robin Hobb

"A masterfully crafted, brutally compelling Norse-inspired epic." --Anthony Ryan

"A masterclass in storytelling . . . epic, gritty fantasy with an uncompromising amount of heart." --FanFiAddict

For more from John Gwynne, check out:

The Bloodsworn Trilogy
The Shadow of the Gods
The Hunger of the Gods

Of Blood and Bone
A Time of Dread
A Time of Blood
A Time of Courage

The Faithful and the Fallen
Malice
Valor
Ruin
Wrath
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Product details

  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 154 x 234 x 45mm | 680g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0316539929
  • 9780316539920
  • 28,352

Review quote

"The world is wonderfully rendered with attention paid to what makes the Norse sagas entertaining....The many layers provide a lavish feast for any reader. A great companion to Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology."--Booklist (starred review) on The Shadow of the Gods
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About John Gwynne

John Gwynne studied and lectured at Brighton University. He's played double bass in a rock 'n' roll band and traveled the USA and Canada. He is married with four children and lives in Eastbourne, where he is part of a Viking reenactment group. When not writing, he can often be found standing in a shield wall with his three sons about him. His dogs think he is their slave.
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Rating details

7,304 ratings
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4 29% (2,138)
3 6% (406)
2 1% (47)
1 0% (19)
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