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When Odin's curse fell upon him, Harald Swiftaxe, the young Norse warrior, lusty in love and battle, was fully human no longer. He was incensed with the animal rage of the god's devotees, the Berserkers. The snarling ferocious savagery of the bear possessed him. Immune to fire and steel, frenzied by the smell of blood and the sight of torn human flesh, he was driven to the worst of human deeds . . . The stench of fear was meat and drink to him, and cowering women learned of his cruel, insatiable lust.
The bear screeched its ecstasy - yet at times the man dimly understood the horror. Could the demon god be killed, the spell lifted...? If there was a way, the price of failure would be high, greater than death itself . . .
Robert Holdstock gave up his career in medical zoological research to be a full-time writer. His first novel Ryhope Wood and his most famous work, MYTHAGO WOOD, won the World Fantasy Award in 1985. He lives in London, collects masks and escapes to the wildwoods whenever he can.
Previous titles include:
Gate Of Ivory;
Gate Of Horn;