Awesome new fiction coming this October starring Domino and Heimdall
Here’s a first look at the pair of brand-new prose novels that kick off Aconyte’s series set in the incredible worlds of Marvel Comics.
The Heroines line commences in fine style with DOMINO in her first prose novel, STRAYS. The job was to infiltrate a Chicago conman’s cult to liberate some brainwashed twins, but for former X-Force operative Domino, that’s a “hell no.” Fanatics are bad news. She still has nightmares about Project Armageddon, the super-soldier program that wrecked her life and destroyed her family. If only she’d had someone to help her back then, someone… like her. Maybe it is time to finally face those demons. With her probability manipulating super-powers, she can turn even the worst of situations to her advantage.
Cover art by Joey HiFI
Author Tristan Palmgren, the writer of the acclaimed SF novel Quietus, loved getting to grips with his subject: “I especially loved finding Domino’s voice, her acid sense of humor, but most especially the way she’s unafraid to act in ways other heroes don’t see as heroic. Domino understands the difference between a principled decision and the right decision, and she’ll go for right over principled every day. Even when it costs her.”
Meanwhile, in the Ten Realms, the Legends of Asgard strand relates an epic saga of the young Heimdall, as he goes in search of THE HEAD OF MIMIR. It was a dark time for Asgard. The Allfather was trapped in a bewitched Odinsleep, inspiring an all-out assault from the Frost Giants. They evade the gods’ defenses with uncommon ease as if guided by augury. Heimdall, a quick-witted young warrior still finding his place amongst Asgard’s defenders, believes it no coincidence that Odin lies enchanted and that the Giants are so well-informed. Sneaking into Odin’s inner chambers, he discovers that the severed head of Mimir, a great source of wisdom, is missing. Accompanied by his sister, Lady Sif, Heimdall must quest across the Nine Realms to retrieve it, lest mighty Asgard fall.
Our storyteller for this tale, Richard Lee Byers, is a popular author with many fantasy and science fiction tales to his name. He said: “Heimdall’s a pretty important guy in Marvel’s vision of Asgard, but the comics haven’t yet revealed a great deal about his background. That’s especially true of his early days, which makes them fertile ground for a writer. I’m hoping Marvel fans would like to know what launched this dude on the path that ended with him being the All-Seer of the Rainbow Bridge.”
Both novels come in trade paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats, available at bookshops and online retailers.
Coming next: Doctor Doom in The Harrowing of Doom, and Aconyte’s first visit to Xavier’s Institute in Liberty & Justice For All.
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