Shadows of the Short Days (Hrimland #1) - Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson

An English translation done by the author of his self-published book in Icelandic, Hrímland.

A strikingly original Icelandic debut set in a strangely familiar alternate Reykjavik where wild and industrialised magic meet.

Perfect for fans of urban fantasy in the style of Lev Grossman's The Magicians or China Mieville's The City & The City

Sæmundur the Mad, addict and sorcerer, has been expelled from the magical university, Svartiskóli, and can no longer study galdur, an esoteric source of magic. Obsessed with proving his peers wrong, he will stop at nothing to gain absolute power and knowledge, especially of that which is long forbidden.

Garún is an outcast: half-human, half-huldufólk, her very existence is a violation of dimensional boundaries, the ultimate taboo. A militant revolutionary and graffiti artist, recklessly dismissive of the status quo, she will do anything to achieve a just society, including spark a revolution. Even if she has to do it alone.

This is a tale of revolution set in a twisted version of Reykjavik fuelled by industrialised magic and populated by humans, interdimensional exiles, otherworldly creatures, psychoactive graffiti and demonic familiars.

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Release date: July 25, 2019
Genres: fantasyurban fantasy
Tags: translation
Original title: Hrímland
Expectation rating: 7.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: July 27, 2019

Hrimland :: Series

Shadows of the Short Days (Hrimland #1)
The Storm Beneath a Midnight Sun (Hrimland #2)