M. D. Lachlan’s book “Fenrir,” Pyr, 2011 stands out from the pack of recent fantasies by british authors. The arc of the story follows the norse mythology surrounding Ragnarok or the twilight of the gods. His tie-ins to the nordic myth are well researched and his clever coupling of the unfolding of this story with historic Viking invaisions and settlements of France and Russia lend a feeling of historical realism to the action of the story.
Lachlan develops his characters well and keeps the reader engaged as the fate laid out by the myth gradually devours them. A wonderful read by an author who, one senses, understands the true nature of magic.