Synopsis (from Edelweiss)Featuring the son of beloved characters Rune and Hild from The Coming of the Dragon and Peaceweaver, Rebecca Barnhouse delivers a third splendid historical fantasy rich in Norse mythology. Fifteen-year-old Wulf has grown up in a time of peace, when his father's fight with a dragon has become the stuff of song and swordplay is just a game. When Wulf and his friend Tyr visit the barrow where the dragon once guarded its treasure, they discover the adventure they've always long for, but it's far from what they imagined. Wulf's father has unwittingly brought a curse upon the kingdom. The only way to set things right is for Wulf to journey to the Norse underworld guided by Elli, a girl they meet in the dragon's barrow, someone they're not sure they can trust. Can Wulf travel the road of the dead and make it back alive? He must face the monstrous wolf Fenrir, a troop of dead warriors, and even Lady Hel herself before he knows for sure.
Oh how I was hoping that this book was going to be about their son. Or in some way demonstrate what happened to Rune and Hild after the end of their stories told in The Coming of the Dragon (my review) and Peaceweaver (my review). I love both of those books and both of these characters and I can not wait to read Wulf's story. I also really want to know what did Rune DO!?! The book is scheduled for release December 24, 2013.
What are you waiting for this Wednesday?