on 12 March 2000
This book is one of the rare breed of Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre as it successfully combines established legend with epic story telling. The book draws heavily on Norse Mythology, so it helps if you know some basic background, but if you dont it is all explained as and when it is needed.
The story has wonderful characters that you grow to like and understand, which keeps the reader interest high.
If you are looking for a great fantasy tale with a twist then you could do no worse than picking up a copy of this book.