London is in ruins, in the hands of two warring families of ganglords, the Volsons and the Conors. To cement a truce between the two families Val Volson offers Conor the hand of his 14 year old daughter Signy. The wedding feast is disrupted by the dramatic coming to life of a mysterious one eyed prisoner. The people are in no doubt that it is the god Odin, come to play a part in the affairs of men.
©1999 Melvin Burgess; (P)2005 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
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