Interweaving Inuit and Norse mythology, The Wolf in The Whale is a magical coming-of-age tale featuring an unforgettable narrator ready to confront the gods themselves.
A young Inuit shaman's epic quest for survival in the frozen lands of North America in 1000 AD.
Born with the soul of a hunter and the language of the gods, Omat is destined to become a shaman like her grandfather. To protect her people, she invokes the spirits of the sky, the sea and the air.
But the gods have stopped listening, the seals won't come and Omat's family is starving.
Desperate to save them, Omat journeys through the icy wastes, fighting for survival with every step. When she meets a Viking warrior and his strange new gods, together they set in motion a conflict that could shatter her world . . . or save it.
THE WOLF IN THE WHALE is a powerful fantasy tale of magic, discovery and adventure, featuring an unforgettable narrator ready to confront the gods themselves.
The Wolf in the Whale is truly an epic journey. Inspired by Inuit history, culture and mythology, the author has crafted an imaginative and compelling story in which human, animal and god alike struggle for survival in the stark environment of America's far north. Young shaman Omat is a memorable protagonist.
An enchanting blend of myth, magic and faith . . . treat yourself and dive right in
Absolutely stunning . . . This epic, sprawling standalone fantasy novel should not be missed. It will be one that stays with me for quite some time
Brodsky takes the one surviving record of a meeting between the Norse and the Inuit and spins it into a compelling and fast-paced tale
A lively re-imagining of classical mythology
Jordanna Max Brodsky hails from Virginia, where she spent four years at a science and technology high school pretending it was a theatre conservatory. She holds a degree in history and literature from Harvard University. When she's not wandering the forests of Maine, she lives in Manhattan with her husband. She often sees goddesses in Central Park and wishes she were one.