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By Alex Archer, Steven Savile

A sword of legend within the arms of an extremist…

Skalunda Barrow, Sweden, has lengthy been rumored to be the ultimate resting position of the mythical Nordic hero Beowulf. And there's anything of Beowulf's that charismatic and zealous right-wing baby-kisser Karl Thorssen desires very badly. rationale on getting his fingers at the legendary sword Nægling, Sweden's golden-boy politico places jointly a group to excavate the barrow. A group that American archaeologist Annja Creed manages to finagle her means onto. She wouldn't pass over this attainable discovery for something.

With Nægling at his facet, Thorssen should be invincible…a Nordic King Arthur. What his fans don't know—and Annja is starting to suspect—is simply how a long way Thorssen will visit in achieving his rabid amibitions. while Thorssen marks Annja for dying, she speedy realizes that this can be even more than a political online game. And the single option to continue to exist is to check Thorssen's sword along with her personal.

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Forty three He was once nonetheless respiring. He didn’t circulation. He had his eyes closed. “I’ll live,” he acknowledged, slowly cracking a grin. “Don’t I regularly? ” They sat part via part for a second within the rain. one other arc of lightning illuminated the ocean past the home, fading so purely the moon used to be left at the water. It used to be a stunning sight, doubly so given how shut they’d come not to seeing it, or anything, ever back. “Where do you're thinking that Una is? ” Garin acknowledged, eyes nonetheless closed. “Back within the urban. Harassing his employees, i'm hoping, or plotting a raid on his rally the next day to come morning. anyplace yet right here. ” “Just simply because Thorssen didn’t see her doesn’t suggest she wasn’t here,” Garin stated, giving voice to the nagging doubt in Annja’s brain that refused to depart. “But if she used to be right here, without doubt mommy dearest might have obvious her, whether purely to ship her packing. ” “Maybe she did. ” “Then why may she lie approximately whatever like that? Why might she say she hadn’t noticeable her? ” The scream used to be earsplitting. Nightsplitting. virtually forgotten, Thorssen’s mom got here lunging out of the darkness at the rooftop. “You killed my son,” she shrieked, her voice shrill and piercing. “You killed my son! ” Annja regarded from her to Thorssen’s ruined physique and again back. the mum ran to her boy’s part and stroked his head, mumbling persistently as she did. Annja subsidized away to offer them what little privateness she may perhaps, given the situations. Viveka Thorssen rewarded her by means of snatching up the damaged blade from the place it lay beside her son and pointing it towards Annja. “Please, take into consideration what you’re doing,” Annja acknowledged, either arms held out as if to pacify the lady. “It doesn’t need to finish like this. ” “You killed my son! ” “I had no choice,” Annja stated, determined for her to appreciate. “There’s been sufficient demise at the present time. Please don’t do that. ” Thorssen’s mom held the damaged sword out and slashed with it wildly, hacking on the air among them with out ability or keep watch over. Annja meant to wrest the damaged sword clear of her and prevent somebody else getting harm the following this night. at the same time the concept crossed her brain, a wild swing of Nægling whistled by means of. Thorssen’s mom swung many times, yet Annja saved out of the sword’s succeed in, permitting Viveka to push her towards the shattered home windows into the most residence. the lady used to be tiring. The pauses among these large unwieldy swings of the sword grew longer, the sword weighing on her up to the demise of her son. nonetheless, Annja bided her time. The rain persisted mercilessly, using into Annja’s eyes. instead of holiday her spirit, the breather appeared to reinvigorate Thorssen’s mom, who got here at Annja with sword raised. Her cry, almost like earlier than. “This is for my son! ” Annja had attempted to carry the girl off, however it used to be not attainable now. simply as she used to be approximately to summon her sword, Thorssen’s mom sank to the floor in entrance of her, crumpling like a rag doll. It took a second for Annja to gain kitchen knife—the one Garin had misplaced in the course of his struggle together with her son—was sticking out from the woman’s again.

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