There is also a parallel storyline featuring Eddie and a woman called Natalia whom he was called on to save eight years ago in Vietnam. In fact, his connection to it is buried deep within his past-in the dense, sweltering jungles of Vietnam-and he knows that to find Valhalla is to unleash a grave danger upon the world. Picked this up on a whim without knowing anything about the preceding eight books or the author. Travelling to Sweden, Eddie and Nina find themselves in a race against time to locate the legendary hall of the Viking warriors - before rival powers claim its deadly contents for themselves. In a Stockholm museum, thieves steal an enormous Norse runestone, but not before killing a security guard.
We also have some glimpses of the past that shaped Eddie and by the end he is more determined than ever to save what he cares about. He has no excuse whatsoever for behaving the way he did, showing clearly that his loyalty is not to Nina at all. The E-mail message field is required. Praise for the novels of Andy Mc Dermott ';Raises the bar to please adventure junkies who prefer to mainline their action. For somewhere in a remote wilderness, two forces are about to converge: one that could save the world. Please review the types of cookies we use below. For somewhere in a remote wilderness, two forces are about to converge: one that could save the world.
So we get all the fascinating Viking lore. Will Nina and Eddie be able to save the world again? How do you pronounce it? With the sneak peek into the next novel it gives the reader hope for the future of our favourite relic finding couple. Yes, it's formulaic and predictable, falls prey to pretty much all the clichés of the genre, and belongs to that catastrophic excavation side of archaeology, but that's precisely what we come to enjoy. I will definitely be reading more of Andrew McDermott!! Though it is getting too improbable how everything gets destroyed and everyone gets killed or seriously hurt, but Eddie and Nina come through with barely a scratch. I was somehow interested when I read the preview from the back of the book, but at the end I was exhausted and dissapointed from reading this book. There's a definite Dan Brown sort of element to the archaeology there, with each piece of the puzzle leading Nina and Eddie closer to Valhalla itself, but it works.
I enjoyed the historical aspect of the book as well as the action. I battled through it out of principle but the plot is ab Picked this up on a whim without knowing anything about the preceding eight books or the author. Edie Chase is more super action hero than all of the actors in The Expandbles movie combine. But even if they succeed, will the cost be greater than either of them could have ever imagined. The only reason I've relented and started putting stars up there is to credit the good ones, which were being unfairly uncredited.
I hope that when I get around to the next book there is a reprieve from or solution to the events in the Valhalla Prophecy. He is also the author of The Tomb of Hercules, The Secret of Excalibur, The Covenant of Genesis, The Pyramid of Doom, The Sacred Vault, Empire of Gold, Return to Atlantis, The Valhalla Prophecy, and The Shadow Protocol. I am hooked and will continue to read more of Andy McDermott's books. The flashback chapters were also really insightful to Eddie's character and just added that extra element to the story line. I can't rate it three-fifths worth reading! The Yorkshireman, takes the lead and with humour and his trusted Wildey smashes his way through all obstacles. This was a Goodreads giveaway.
Not only did the authorities drop all charges, but also the hotel through which he drove a vehicle didn't pursue any civil case against him! Got to be honest, whilst I did like this novel, it seemed like the author was pursuaded to write it by his publishers and his heart wasn't really into it. The god and monster slaying eitr is real, and it's been used to breed horrible atrocities in the past - with at least one clandestine government agency anxious to take those experiments to the next level. And again the way Mr. Suddenly suspicious of her own husband, Nina cannot afford to stop the perilous search for the artifact. But when Nina and Eddie race to the scene, they're hit with a shocking surprise.
This is writing at it's most amateurish and pathetic. In a Stockholm museum, thieves steal an enormous Norse runestone, but not before killing a security guard. The book moves back and forth in time, with Eddie Chase's past actions catching up with him. Overall a very good read. They take absolutely no precautions whatsoever to provide for security; thus the obelisk is stolen. Nina and Eddie are instantly on the scene, where they gain from the gallery's Norse master, Tova Skilfinger, that the runestone uncovers the mystery of how to achieve Valhalla-an incredible lobby that, as per myth, houses a divine being slaughtering poison known as eitr.
Then a disturbing secret surfaces from Eddie's past, involving a mission in Vietnam and a woman he tried to save. Through-out all the twist and turns, the novel remains thoroughly enjoyable and unpredictable with a small caveat if you know your characters well. What bollocks from start the finish. In a Stockholm museum, thieves steal an enormous Norse rune stone, but not before killing a security guard. The second lies at the bottom of a Norwegian lake.