In Viking times, Norse myths predicted the end of the world,
an event called Ragnarok, that only the gods can stop. When this
apocalypse happens, the gods must battle the monsters-wolves the
size of the sun, serpents that span the seabeds, all bent on
destroying the world.
The gods died a long time ago.
Matt Thorsen knows every Norse myth, saga, and god as if it was
family history-because it is family history. Most people in the
modern-day town of Blackwell, South Dakota, in fact, are direct
descendants of either Thor or Loki, including Matt''s classmates
Fen and Laurie Brekke.
However, knowing the legends and completely believing them are two
different things. When the rune readers reveal that Ragnarok is
coming and kids-led by Matt-will stand in for the gods in the final
battle, he can hardly believe it. Matt, Laurie, and Fen''s lives
will never be the same as they race to put together an unstoppable
team to prevent the end of the world.