The Lost Sun (The United States of Asgard #1) - Tessa Gratton

Fans of Neil Gaiman's American Gods and Holly Black's The Curse Workers will embrace this richly drawn, Norse-mythology-infused alternate world: the United States of Asgard.

Seventeen-year-old Soren Bearskin is trying to escape the past. His father, a famed warrior, lost himself to the battle-frenzy and killed thirteen innocent people. Soren cannot deny that berserking is in his blood - the fevers, insomnia, and occasional feelings of uncontrollable rage haunt him. So he tries to remain calm and detached from everyone at Sanctus Sigurd's Academy. But that's hard to do when a popular, beautiful girl like Astrid Glyn tells Soren she dreams of him. That's not all Astrid dreams of - the daughter of a renowned prophetess, Astrid is coming into her own inherited abilities.

When Baldur, son of Odin and one of the most popular gods in the country, goes missing, Astrid sees where he is and convinces Soren to join her on a road trip that will take them to find not only a lost god, but also who they are beyond the legacy of their parents and everything they've been told they have to be.

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Release date: June 22, 2013
Genres: fantasy, young adult
Expectation rating: 9.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: August 19, 2021

The United States of Asgard :: Series

A fully realized alternate universe, Asgard has all the trappings of modern American society (cell phones, cars, rock bands, evangelical preachers) but is founded on the tenets of old Nordic religions: the President runs the country from the White Hall alongside a council of Valkyries; gods walk the red carpet with Tinseltown starlets. The U.S. military has a special battalion dedicated to eradicating the threat from Rocky Mountain trolls.

The Weight of Stars: Three United States of Asgard Novellas
Glory's Teeth: A Novella of Hungry Girls and the End of the World
Lady Berserk: A Novella of Dragons, Trickster Gods, and Reality TV
Gold Runner: A Novella of Goblins, Theft, and Teenage Gods
The Lost Sun (The United States of Asgard #1)
The Strange Maid (The United States of Asgard #2)
The Apple Throne (The United States of Asgard #3)