A wild, energetic story that mixes Norse fantasy, dystopian futures, sci-fi, action, folklore and just about everything else you can think of to create a melting pot of exciting characters in a vastly different and intriguing set ...more
With a unique mix of Norse Mythology, modern Vikings and Chem dealing gun toting old magic wielding Fae. The prose is muscular but has a certain lyrical quality in the descriptions. It is fast paced, dropping the reader straight into the action, which is handled masterfully, bone crunching hardly does it justice. It takes a moment to engage with the characters, but soon ...more
I was hooked from the beginning. It has a curious blend of genres and time eras that work very well together. Each chapter told a unique short story from different perspectives about a clan of Vikings. The Vikings still have a firm hold on their ancient ancestry, but they possess tech and weapons distant from our own time. The book is paced perfectly, which allows crucial time for world and character development, while still saving plenty of time for some seriously badass action, s...more
It’s written kind of as a series of short stories from the POV of different characters in different settings and times and they come together to for ...more
It's very hard to make a world of magic and technology feel real, but S.C. does this in a great way. Love the story, love the art!
Definitely recommend. Not only to sci-fi readers, but fantasy as well! ...more
It is a collection of stories that follow the characters of the Clan/gang ‘Valhalla Steel’ as they seek a new home in a dystopian-like setting of the future, where magic and technology walk hand in hand.
Drug-dealing fae, trolls, werewolves, ghosts-in-the wires, rune magic and the religion of the old gods, this world – and book – has it all.
I loved it!
Traditional viking clans with viking scruples raised in a cyberpunk world face off against the fae ruling class.
It's a perfect blend of old world and a look into the future, I couldn't put it down and I hope there's a second instalment.
Great art work as well. Hope we see more of the Valhalla Steel crew.
Now before you start thinking, “Well, this is going to be a biased review,” know that Sean and I are openly critical of each other’s work.
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