The greatest crafts on Midgard come from the dvergar realm of Nidavellir. Volund, a gifted smith and once apprentice to the dvergar, escaped their dark realm to find solace in the arms of a valkyrie.
Nine years of respite. And then she was gone.
What would you do to reclaim your light?
But Volund's reputation precedes him, and a cruel king knows the weapons Volund forges can win his wars. Imprisoned in the king's forge, Volund's only hope to escape is to find his wife. If he can't, more than the forge's darkness will overtake him.
Where will he turn when the light finally fades?
A stand-alone dark fantasy set in the Ragnarok Era, this is a gritty retelling of Norse mythology by mythic fantasy author Matt Larkin.
Along with his wife and daughter, Matt lives as a digital nomad, traveling the world while researching for his novels. He reads approximately a bazillion books a year, loves video games, and relaxes by binge watching Netflix with his wife.
Matt writes retellings of mythology as dark, gritty fantasy. His passions of myths, philosophy, and history inform his series. He strives to combine gut-wrenching action with thought-provoking ideas and culturally resonant stories.
As a child, Matt read The Lord of the Rings with his parents. This sparked a lifelong obsession with fantasy and started him on a path of discovering the roots of fantasy through mythology. In exploration of these ideas, the Eschaton Cycle was born—a universe of dark fantasy where all myths and legends play out.