By the Mountain Bound

The Edda of Burdens (Volume 2)

Elizabeth Bear

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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.

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“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

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Elizabeth Bear

ELIZABETH BEAR was born on the same day as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year. She is the award-winning author of ten previous novels, and received the 2008 Hugo Award for Best Short Story. Bear lives in Hartford, CT, with a presumptuous cat.

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
October 2009
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ISBN: 9781429970884
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5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
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August 2010
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August 2010
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