Marvel and Aconyte Books Show Off The First “Legends of Asgard” Prose Novels

Awesome new fiction coming this October starring Heimdall

Here’s a first look at the brand-new prose novels that kick off Aconyte’s series set in the incredible worlds of Marvel Comics.

The Head of Mimir, by Richard Lee Byers
Meanwhile, in the Ten Realms, the Legends of Asgard strand relates an epic saga of the young Heimdall, as he goes in search of THE HEAD OF MIMIR. It was a dark time for Asgard. The Allfather was 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.

Our storyteller for this tale, Richard Lee Byers, is a popular author with many fantasy and science fiction tales to his name. He said: “Heimdall’s a pretty important guy in Marvel’s vision of Asgard, but the comics haven’t yet revealed a great deal about his background. That’s especially true of his early days, which makes them fertile ground for a writer. I’m hoping Marvel fans would like to know what launched this dude on the path that ended with him being the All-Seer of the Rainbow Bridge.”

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