Marvel Legends of Asgard: The Prisoner of Tartarus by Richard Lee Byers

The Prisoner of Tartarus

A Marvel Legends of Asgard Novel

The Prisoner of Tartarus

A Marvel Legends of Asgard Novel

By Richard Lee Byers

The courageous hero Heimdall returns to save the Rainbow Bridge and Earth from dark sorcery in this swashbuckling fantasy adventure set in Marvel’s Legends of Asgard

A hero has fallen: Deprived of the mystical Gjallarhorn, his enchanted sword Holfund, his winged steed, and even his memory, Heimdall flees across the underworld of Tartarus with the minions of the dark god Pluto in pursuit. Aided only by his friend Kamorr, Heimdall must piece together the mystery of his memory loss and escape the realm of the dead. For his amnesia masks a far greater threat: The dark elf Malekith’s infernal machinations have corrupted the newly created Bifrost. Racing against the clock and his own memories, Heimdall must defeat Malekith and his allies before they can use the Rainbow Bridge to destroy both Midgard and Asgard.

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It isn’t easy being extraordinary. Superhuman powers can be both a gift and a curse in a world where those talents can be used for good or evil. A lucky few are taught how to control their abilities at the Charles Xavier Institute, while others must master their uniquely dangerous powers alone. Will they become true heroes and heroines when called upon to defend the world, or turn their fearsome abilities to conquering the world? Meanwhile, in a realm beyond Earth, mighty heroes do battle with monsters of myth and undertake quests to restore peace and honor to the legendary halls of Asgard and the Ten Realms.

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Publication Details

Page Count: 336pp
Cover Art: Grant Griffin
Genre: Fantasy

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: October 18, 2022
UK On Sale Date: January 19, 2023
Paperback ISBN: 9781839081576
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: October 4, 2022
ebook ISBN: 9781839081583

About the Author

RICHARD LEE BYERS is the author of fifty horror and fantasy books including This Sword for Hire and Blind God’s Bluff, novels for Marvel Legends of Asgard, Forgotten Realms, and the Impostor series. He’s also written scores of short stories, some collected in The Things That Crawl and The Hep Cats of Ulthar, scripted a graphic novel, and contributed content on tabletop and electronic games. A resident of the Tampa Bay area, he’s an RPG enthusiast and a frequent program participant at Florida conventions, Dragon Con, and Gen Con.

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Interviews and Articles

“Only the highest of praise goes out to Richard Byers for creating such an amazing action-packed story”
Lady Reading 365

“Original, fun and exciting read from first page to last.”
Midwest Book Review

“For fans of this series, these characters, and fantasy novels in general, this is a book that you’re definitely going to want to read.”

“Byers again is in top form, using his strong fantasy and world-building experience to craft an engaging tale of intrigue and mystery.”
Martin’s View

“In The Prisoner of Tartarus, Richard Lee Byers gives us an origin story we didn’t know we needed. especially if Asgard is of special interest to you.”
The Cosmic Circus

Praise for Legends of Asgard: the Heimdall novels

“Epic fantasy at its best. Swords and sorcery, swash-buckling action and illusion, twisting and turning politics of men and gods.”

SF Crowsnest, on The Head of Mimir


“Traditional fantasy fare, fueled by its fast-paced story and swash-buckling fun.”

Bookwraiths, on The Rebels of Vanaheim

Marvel Legends of Asgard: The Prisoner of Tartarus by Richard Lee Byers

Global Ebook On Sale: October 4, 2022
US Paperback On Sale: October 18, 2022
UK Paperback On Sale: January 19, 2023

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