Publication Date: 31/01/2019 ISBN: 9780356512600 Category:

The Wolf in the Whale

Jordanna Max Brodsky

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication Date: 31/01/2019 ISBN: 9780356512600 Category:
Paperback / Softback




A young Inuit shaman’s epic quest for survival in the frozen lands of North America in 1000 AD.

Born with the soul of a hunter and the language of the gods, Omat is destined to become a shaman like her grandfather. To protect her people, she invokes the spirits of the sky, the sea and the air.

But the gods have stopped listening, the seals won’t come and Omat’s family is starving.

Desperate to save them, Omat journeys through the icy wastes, fighting for survival with every step. When she meets a Viking warrior and his strange new gods, together they set in motion a conflict that could shatter her world . . . or save it.

THE WOLF IN THE WHALE is a powerful fantasy tale of magic, discovery and adventure, featuring an unforgettable narrator ready to confront the gods themselves.

Publisher Review

Stellar . . . intelligent, versatile and esoteric . . . a satisfying adventure that remains true to the spirit of the original myths -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on THE IMMORTALS A lively re-imagining of classical mythology -- Deborah Harkness, author of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, on THE IMMORTALS 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 fascinating, superbly written, captivating, emotional rollercoaster of a book. I loved it and want more . . . a perfect read -- LYNN'S 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 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 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 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 I was captivated . . . this is a story of exploration and discovery. It's a story that features survival, hope, strength, loss, understanding and tolerance, family, gods meddling with humans, and home. If you want to read a moving, unforgettable journey with no dull moments and characters that will leave you feeling as if you are a part of them, this is the perfect book. I have said this a lot, but I genuinely cannot recommend this book enough -- FOREVER LOST IN LITERATURE Magical and awe inspiring . . . brings together an incredible world of ice and magic and characters that will capture your heart -- FANTASY HIVE An enchanting blend of myth, magic and faith . . . treat yourself and dive right in -- SCIFINOW

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