By the Mountain Bound

The Edda of Burdens (Volume 2)

Elizabeth Bear

Tor Fantasy

Download Image Elizabeth Bear By the Mountain Bound

Available Formats

BookeBook

For five hundred years the immortal Children of the Light, einherjar and valkyrie, have lived together in the North of Valdyrgard. They were born out of the Sea, each with a shining crystal sword in his or her hand; they are Angels of Light created in the formation of a new world.  But three have come before them, from the death-throes of the old world, Midgard: the world-girdling Serpent, Bearer of Burdens;  the Wolf Fenris, eater of the Sun, who now takes the form of an einherjar; and his demon sister, stealer of souls.

The Children spend their days feasting, fighting, hunting, and guarding their human charges. But one dreadful day a woman is washed up from the sea, a Lady who is no mortal, though she is not valkyrie either. Thus begins the breaking of the Children of the Light, the tarnishing of their power, and the death of Valdyrgard.

By the Mountain Bound is a prequel to Elizabeth Bear’s highly acclaimed All the Windwracked Stars, and tells the painful tale of love and betrayal, sorcery and battle, that led up to the day when Muire was left alone in the snow at the end of the world.

Connect with the Author

Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Reviews

Praise for By the Mountain Bound

Praise for All the Windwracked Stars:

"Bear creates a world with an astonishing depth of mythology in a tale that begins with Ragnarok…Bear’s world building echoes the best of Zelazny and pulls the reader into the story and the history until it’s over. Muire is one of Bear’s more interesting and likable characters, and the mythology Bear deploys promises further satisfying stories based in it."--Booklist (starred review)

"Bear's ability to create breathtaking variations on ancient themes and make them new and brilliant is, perhaps, unparalleled in the genre.  Her lyrical style and heroically flawed characters make this a priority purchase for most libraries.  Highly recommended."--Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for By the Mountain Bound:

“Numerous fantasy authors adopt the tropes of Norse mythology, but Bear actively pursues them, channeling those myths directly rather than overlaying them on more familiar ones. The result demands much from readers, but repays it in vivid, sensual imagery of a wholly different world.”--Publishers Weekly


Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

Elizabeth Bear

ELIZABETH BEAR is a two-time Hugo Award winning writer. She is the author of fourteen previous novels, including the first two books of The Edda of Burdens: All the Windwracked Stars and By the Mountain Bound. She lives in Connecticut.

Elizabeth Bear

Kyle Cassidy
Back

Community

 

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

By the Mountain Bound
Elizabeth Bear

Award

Spectrum Awards - Finalist

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
August 2010
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765358523
ISBN10: 0765358522
4 1/8 x 6 11/16 inches, 320 pages
$7.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
August 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765333452
ISBN10: 0765333457
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$19.99

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
October 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429970884
ISBN10: 142997088X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$7.99
Back

From The Publisher

Tor Fantasy

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back