The Saga of Edda-Earth
ISBN (first edition) 978-0-692-29628-8
ISBB (second edition) 978-0-9860916-3-6
Everyone must serve. Everyone must sacrifice.
The god-born: Sigrun Caetia, valkyrie of Tyr, born in Nova Germania, across the sea
The summoner: Trennus Matrugena, son of a petty king, native of Caledonia
The archmage: Kanmi Eshmunazar, a former wharf-rat of Tyre, Carthage
The godslayer: Adam ben Maor, special forces, of Judea
The prophetess: Sophia, Pythia of Delphi
The truthsayer: Minori Sasaki, scientist and sorcerer, native of Hokkaido
And the man who brings them together in Rome's service: Propraetor Antonius Valerius Livorus.
Together, they pursue a great mystery: Some believe that the world is about to end. Certainly, prophecy indicates so. Some of the gods are making provisions for that day, including reviving the long-prohibited custom of human sacrifice.
How do they stop this, and how deep does the mystery go? Why does a dying man taunt Livorus, asking him if he knows where his gods are?
And why does prophecy suggest that Sigrun will be the sole survivor of Ragnarok?
The Goddess Denied
Zeus: Who are you, knave, that defies Olympus?
Titan: You foolish, depraved children masquerading
As gods. You will suffer as you have made
The mortals to suffer. I will take your
Playthings from you, petty children. I will
Leave nothing but ash. For today, my name
Is my brother’s. I am Prometheus.
And I have come to bring fire to the gods.
Disbelieve memory. Discard evidence. Deny the truth.
Mysteries deepen as a cursed valkyrie investigates the source of her condition, a young woman goes missing, and monsters are reported in the lands of the north. Lindworms, jotun, and ettin have been seen, along with wolves the size of horses. Surely, this means Ragnarok is at hand.
And yet, it's not just the gods who are making trouble. Groups like Potentia ad Populum and the Carthaginian Liberation Party take radical steps to throw off the yoke of Rome… and bring the power of the gods into every mortal hand.
Rejoin Sigrun Caetia, Adam ben Maor, Trennus Matrugena, Kanmi Eshmunazar, and Minori Sasaki in the world of Edda-Earth. They'll gain new allies, such as the enigmatic dragon, Niðhoggr. Make new enemies. Confront prophecy.
And realize, in the end, that you can't deny your true nature forever . . . .
The Goddess Embraced
From sacrifice. . . glory.
Starless skies will swim with smoke
Born of the fire of a fallen earth
Wyrms will writhe over the welkin
The spirits of darkness will swallow whole
Every creature, every spirit, every god.
Yet every end brings new beginnings
New gods arise, and some old are forgiven.
This world will die. But Naglfar will carry us home.
Ragnarok is at hand. The gods fight one another, and while humans are caught in the crossfire, their hands are hardly clean, as nation fights nation for resources and survival.
Sigrun, Trennus, Minori, Adam, Lassair, Saraid, Niðhoggr, and their allies must rely on the words of the Firebringer to try to break the back of prophecy, and avert the end of the world. But questions remain.
Will Adam allow prophecy to consume him, and break all bonds of friendship and kin? Will Sigrun walk her dark road alone, at the end of time? Or can destiny be shattered?