Marvel Legends of Asgard: The Rebels of Vanaheim by Richard Lee Byers

The Rebels of Vanaheim

A Legends of Asgard Novel

The Rebels of Vanaheim

A Legends of Asgard Novel

By Richard Lee Byers

The bold hero Heimdall returns to battle the undead and his own divided loyalties, in this rip-roaring fantasy adventure set in Marvel’s Legends of Asgard

The dead have returned.

Odin, All-Father of Asgard, dispatches the heroic warrior Heimdall and the Valkyrie Uschi to eliminate a mysterious infestation of draugr – the living dead – in the proud realm of Vanaheim. Yet his home is not as Heimdall remembers it. Anti- Asgardian sentiment is rife, and the arrival of just two warriors from Asgard to deal with the draugr threat only incenses its people further. With rebellion growing in Vanaheim, Heimdall must investigate this conspiracy and the undead, even if it pits him against his own kin, to preserve the peace of the Realm Eternal.

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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: 352pp
Cover Art: Tomasz Jedruszek
Genre: Fantasy

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: December 21, 2021
UK On Sale Date: March 17, 2022
Paperback ISBN: 9781839080784
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
ebook ISBN: 9781839080791

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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“First and foremost, I hope readers find it to be an enjoyable fantasy novel that feels true to both Norse myth and Marvel lore. Beyond that, there are a couple themes I hope people will pick up on, but I don’t want to telegraph them by flat-out announcing what they are.”

Track of Words


“It was wonderful. I cannot wait for the paperback to arrive.”
Track of Words

“I gave The Rebels of Vanaheim five stars. The pacing is slow and it provides a ton of battle action while also expanding the Asgardian world even more.”
Chris L. Owens

“What I will say is that this was easily the best entry in the series so far. It was packed with action, horror, character focus, and had a central plot that kept me invested throughout.”

It has well-rounded characters and vivid scene-setting, with plenty of sorcery and magical weapons to satisfy fans, and a nail-biting climax. Richard Byers writes in dense, fluid language which demands close attention but which never bores, and it is always a joy to escape into the world that he has created.
Kid Ferrous Reviews

“The inclusion of draugr, dwarves and named swords of power makes for a classic fantasy tale filled with adventure and high-stakes. Byers shines in this regard, and what he presented here makes me interested in seeking out more of his work.”
Martin’s View

“Heimdall versus shape-shifting zombies… Of course I wanted to read this!!!”
Simply a Book Drunkard

“A great blend of Marvel fantasy and Norse mythology with a sprinkle of science fiction. And the character development whilst light, is fantastic, plus the sibling rivalry and ribbing from Sif is utterly delightful.”
– Big Geordie Geek

“An absolute ’must’ for the legions of Marvel Universe fans… With many an unexpected plot twist and turn, The Head of Mimir is a wonderfully entertaining, impressively entertaining, and highly recommended.”
– Midwest Book Review

The Head of Mimir is a hell of a story, more in line with the epics of legend than anything I’ve read in the Thor comics, but it fits so well with the universe and characters that Marvel have adapted over the decades. Richard Lee Byers clearly know not just the world of the comics, but the original myths too, and manages to weave them together in great ways. ”
– Trans-Scribe

The Rebels of Vanaheim, A Marvel Legends of Asgard Novel

Global Ebook On Sale: December 7, 2021
US Paperback On Sale: December 21, 2021
UK Paperback On Sale: March 17, 2022

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