The second volume of one of the most critically acclaimed fantasies of recent years.
The Vikings are laying siege to Paris. As the houses on the banks of the Seine burn a debate rages in the Cathedral on the walled island of the city proper. The situation is hopeless. The Vikings want the Count's sister, in return they will spare the rest of the city. Can the Count really have ambitions to be Emperor of the Franks if he doesn't do everything he can to save his people? Can he call himself a man if he doesn't do everything he can to save his sister?
His conscience demands one thing, the demands of state another. The Count and the church are relying on the living saint, the blind and crippled Jehan of St Germain, to enlist the aid of God and resolve the situation for them.
But the Vikings have their own gods. And outside their camp a terrifying brother and sister, priests of Odin, have their own agenda. An agenda of darkness and madness. And in the shadows a wolfman lurks.
M. D. Lachlan's stunning epic of mad Gods, Viking and the myth of Fenrir, the wolf destined to kill Odin at Ragnorok, powers forward into a new territories of bloody horror, unlikely heroism, dangerous religion and breathtaking action.
“M. D. Lachlan is simply the most exciting, visceral, and deeply imaginative writer of fantasy working today. I thought Wolfsangel was a masterpiece, but Fenrir is even better, a superbly conjured historical world, potently readable storytelling, beautiful and savage in equal measure: it is unlike any other novel in print. Be wary, though: his werewolf will prey upon your dreams.” — Adam Roberts
M. D. Lachlan is the pseudonym of a successful mainstream fiction and non-fiction writer, Mark Barrowcliffe. A one-time stand-up comedian he also writes for the Guardian. He was born in 1964 in Coventry, where he grew up and now lives with his wife and children in Brighton.
M. D. Lachlan also writes under the pseudonym of Mark Alder
Wolfsangel Saga :: Series
A stunning multi-volume fantasy epic that will take a werewolf from his beginnings as the heir to a brutal viking king, down through the ages. This is the myth of the werewolf as it has never been told before.