In a flash, Ted Callan’s world exploded and amid the flames he saw the incomprehensible, the burning figure of the fire giant Surtur. Before long, Ted learns that the creatures of Norse folklore walk among us and his fate is forever tied to them.
Ted wants nothing more than to have his old life back. No more magic. No more smart-ass gods. To get it, Ted is willing to fight his way through any creature of legend. The problem is, if he succeeds, it might just be the end of the world.
Winner of The Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher
Winner of The Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction
Shortlisted for The Prix Aurora Award for Best Novel, The Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, and the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book by a Manitoba Author
The Winnipeg Free Press “This raucous fantasy is not your average novel set in Manitoba…Imagine True Blood crossed with Thor and Beowulf.”
The Winnipeg Review “Unique and brilliantly crafted, Thunder Road leaves the reader salivating for the next book in this trilogy and the next instalment in the life of Ted Callan.”
Speculating Canada “After reading the first two chapters, I flipped back to the front of the book and said “thank goodness” as I read “Book One of the Thunder Road Trilogy”. I can look forward to two more books in this world that Ginther has created.”
Quill and Quire “Thunder Road is a fast-paced, thoughtful novel, and news that it’s the first in a trilogy is welcome indeed.”
Canadian Science Fiction Review “Thunder Road manages to tell a story with an epic sweep, where the fate of the world depends on one (woefully unprepared) man. Yet it also stays grounded in a world that feels like it might be just below the surface of the universe we live in.”
Locus Magazine says: “Without a trace of antagonistic empires, vast armies, or the schemes of eldritch sorcery…Ginther write[s] fantasy that resonates the deepest when it strikes close to home.”
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