"Waiting On" Wednesday is hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine.
I love Tessa Gratton's United States of Asgard series, so I was quite surprised that I almost missed that she has three novellas coming out next week, on November 17. They will be available individually, or in a collected volume called THE WEIGHT OF STARS. I'm going to by the anthology myself, although the individual ebooks are tempting given their pretty covers.
“This infinitely exciting tale’s twist and turns highlight the
characters’ missions as they decide which identity to choose: hero,
martyr, or villain. Readers looking for a sophisticated fantasy that
shows a raw, rowdy, and rough side of life will be utterly satisfied.
For fans of Robin LaFevers’s His Fair Assassins series.” —School Library
The United States of Asgard is a nation of poets and warriors, of
rock bands and evangelical preachers, of gods and their children. The
media tracks troll sightings and reality TV is about dragon slaying and
teen prophets. The president rules the country alongside a council of
Valkyrie, and the military has a special battalion dedicated to
eradicating the threat of Greater Mountain Trolls.
Welcome to the United States of Asgard: Be sure to watch for troll-sign!
GOLD RUNNER tells the story of Amon Thorson, bastard son of Thor
Thunderer, a rebel who specializes in illegal troll artifacts and elf
gold. Someone has stolen Loki’s Mask of Changing, and Amon is the prime
suspect, putting a famous hunter and a mysterious stranger on his tail.
LADY BERSERK is about Vider, the first female berserker warrior in
generations, who is loved by Loki Changer but determined to stand on her
own. One of six celebrities invited to participate in a televised
dragon hunt, she knows things are not as they seem—which is usually a
sign Loki is up to his old tricks.
GLORY’S TEETH offers a glimpse into the wild heart of the Fenris
Wolf, also called Glory, trapped in the shape of a teenaged girl for
hundreds of years so she cannot grow large enough to devour the sun and
begin the end of the world. But Glory’s seen signs that now is time
she’s fated to hunt Baldur the Sun down and eat him.
With evocative writing and lush world building, Tessa Gratton once
again captivates readers with her inventive reimagining of Norse
mythology and American life in this collection of novellas based on her
United States of Asgard series.
“With razor-sharp prose and bone-deep emotions, Tessa Gratton
doesn’t just tell a story. She invites readers into another world-- one
we hate to leave when the last page is turned.” —Saundra Mitchell,
author of Mistwalker and The Vespertine