Matt Thorsen grew up in Blackwell, South Dakota knowing the stories his family had passed down: every Norse myth, every saga, every god like it was family history. Because the Thorsens are direct descendants of Thor.
their ancestor, every Thorsen is charged with keeping order, especially in
regard to the descendents of the trickster god, Loki. And quite a few of his descendents live in
Blackwell, too, including Matt's classmates: Fen and Laurie Brekke.
For the most part, their lives aren't too different from those of normal kids, aside from a few minor powers. But everything changes when the rune readers tell of the impending Ragnarok--also known as the apocalypse. According to legend, in the time
of Ragnarok, the gods must fight the monsters to stop the end of the world. But the gods are dead, leaving their
human descendents to fight on their behalf.
And Thor's champion? Matt. He has a little trouble with the "slay the giant
serpent and save the world" idea, but he's not the only one whose world will be
turned upside down, because representatives of each of the major gods--kids,
like Matt, Fen, and Laurie--have their roles to play in the final fight as well, and it's up to
Matt to find them and put together an unstoppable team against the end of the world.
The Blackwell Pages series starts off with this action-packed adventure that combines Norse myth, fantasy, an engaging web of characters, and real world settings, such as Deadwood and Mt. Rushmore. Black and white illustrations throughout promise to bring the harrowing adventure to life.
Praise for Loki's Wolves:
"Loki's Wolves brings Norse mythology to the modern world...The background and explanation of the legends are clear and a natural fit to the story and dialogue, bringing life to lesser-known Norse mythology...Recommended for those who enjoyed Rick Riordan's 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians' series."
—School Library Journals
"Norse mythology brought to life with engaging contemporary characters and future volumes that promise explosive action; ideal for Percy Jackson fans who want to branch out."
K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr had been friends for several years and found themselves spending hours talking about mythology and monsters. One sleepy morning, they realized that M.A.'s second last name is Norwegian. (The similarity between that name and "Midgard Serpent" is totally coincidental.) With that link, in addition to K.L.'s love for tackling creatures in video games when not writing (and sometimes when she's supposed to be writing), their monster and myth fixation, and the books they read with their eleven- to thirteen-year-old sons, they knew they had to write the Blackwell Pages.
K.L. Armstong and M.A. Marr invite you to visit them at www.blackwellpages.com.