The Wolf in the Whale
By Jordanna Max Brodsky
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.
'IMAGINATIVE AND COMPELLING' Juliet Marillier, author of the Sevenwaters Series
THERE IS A VERY OLD STORY, RARELY TOLD, OF A WOLF THAT RUNS INTO THE OCEAN AND BECOMES A WHALE.
Born with the soul of a hunter and chosen by the spirit of the Wolf, Omat is destined to follow in her grandfather's footsteps - invoking the spirits of the land, sea and sky to protect her people.
But the gods have stopped listening, the seals won't come and Omat's family is starving. Alone at the edge of the world, hope is the only thing they have left.
Desperate to save them, Omat journeys across the icy wastes, fighting for survival with every step. When she meets a Viking warrior and his strange new gods, they set in motion a conflict that could shatter her world . . . or save it.
Blending myth and magic from Norse and Inuit folklore, The Wolf in The Whale is a captivating tale of identity and survival featuring an unforgettable narrator who will do anything to protect those she loves, even confront the gods themselves.
'I honestly could not put into words how much I loved this book . . . one of my favorite books I've ever read . . . Magical, heartbreaking, and beautiful' Jes Reads Books
'An enchanting blend of myth, magic and faith . . . treat yourself and dive right in' SciFiNow
'Magical and awe inspiring . . . brings together an incredible world of ice and magic and characters that will capture your heart' Fantasy Hive
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.
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31 Jan 2019
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An enchanting blend of myth, magic and faith . . . treat yourself and dive right in — SCIFINOW
Magical and awe inspiring . . . brings together an incredible world of ice and magic and characters that will capture your heart — FANTASY HIVE
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. — Juliet Marillier, author of the Sevenwaters Series
Absolutely stunning . . . This epic, sprawling standalone fantasy novel should not be missed. It will be one that stays with me for quite some time — FANTASY BOOK REVIEW
I honestly could not put into words how much I loved this book . . . one of my favorite books I've ever read . . . All in all this book was simply stunning. Magical, heartbreaking, and beautiful — Jes Reads Books
A propulsive, deeply researched glimpse into a time and place that will be familiar to few, and which proves to be as fascinating as any fictional universe — B&N SCI-FI AND FANTASY BLOG
A fascinating, superbly written, captivating, emotional rollercoaster of a book. I loved it and want more . . . a perfect read — LYNN'S BOOKS
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 — KIRKUS
A lively re-imagining of classical mythology — Deborah Harkness, author of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, on THE IMMORTALS
Stellar . . . intelligent, versatile and esoteric . . . a satisfying adventure that remains true to the spirit of the original myths — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on THE IMMORTALS