Marvel's Legends of Asgard: The Head of Mimir by Richard Lee Byers

The Head of Mimir

A Legends of Asgard Novel

The Head of Mimir

A Legends of Asgard Novel

By Richard Lee Byers

The young Heimdall must undertake a mighty quest to save Odin – and all of Asgard – in the first heroic fantasy novel set in Marvel’s incredible Legends of Asgard

It is a dark time for Asgard. The All-Father is 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.

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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: Grant Griffin
Genre: Fantasy

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
UK On Sale Date: December 10, 2020
Paperback ISBN: 9781839080548
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
ebook ISBN: 9781839080555

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

“I hope readers will come away feeling they’ve read a rousing fantasy adventure true to the spirit of the Marvel Universe. Beyond that, I hope they’ll regard Heimdall as a cool character they’d like to see more of.”
Track of Words, Interview with Richard Lee Byers, author of The Head of Mimir

“Awesome new fiction coming this October starring Domino and Heimdall!” Marvel and Aconyte Books Reveal First ’Heroines’ and ’Legends of Asgard’ Prose Novels



“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. ”

Mimir is packed with action and ideas, many of which come from Norse mythology itself… a book that is not quite fantasy or science fiction, but a mash up of the two genres… and then adds more action that I have ever read in such a book. For readers who enjoy their fantasy full on and nonstop, this will be a great read.”
SF Book Reviews

“The Head of Mimir is a fun, fast-paced fantasy adventure… this offers a fresh perspective and its own unique take on Heimdall, Sif and the Nine Worlds, while finding a satisfying balance between fantasy and mythology.”
Track of Words

“I really enjoyed The Head of Mimir, it’s an accessible read that clips along at a good pace, but also offers deeper rewards for fans of the source material, whether it be Marvel, the Norse Sagas, or both.”
Fistful of Meeples

“The perfect fantasy/superhero hybrid. ”
Uptown Oracle

“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

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

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

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

Marvel’s Legends of Asgard: The Head of Mimir by Richard Lee Byers

Global Ebook On Sale: October 6, 2020
US Paperback On Sale: October 6, 2020
UK Paperback On Sale: December 10, 2020

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