Intern of the Viking Gods
This summer, 12-year old Augie Rhone is working as a lowly intern. But instead of getting coffee for corporate executives, he's answering to a group far more cut-throat, petty and full of themselves, the Norse Gods. More
This summer, 12-year old Augie Rhone is working as a lowly intern. But instead of getting coffee for corporate executives, he's answering to a group far more cut-throat, petty and full of themselves, the Norse Gods.
At the end of 7th grade, after Augie has already been uprooted from friends, moved to a new school and bullied relentlessly, he and his parents get a visit from the Viking deities, Odin and Queen Frigg.
Augie learns that his mom and dad, Brunhilde and Siegfried, weren't always out-of-shape, working class embarrassments. Incarnations ago, they were powerful, mythic barbarians, the same legendary, pagan heroes the composer, Wagner would one day write operas about. There's just one thing: Siegfried and Brunhilde made a pact with the Gods and then failed to keep their end of the bargain. Now, eons later, Odin has come to collect. A sacrifice is due, and Augie is it.
Shipped off to Valhalla, the great Viking hall in the sky, he enters a summer internship, doing thankless, flunky chores like busing banquet tables, waiting on warriors and cleaning up the carnage from bloody battles. Augie is being tested, and how well he performs will decide his fate and that of his parents.
Rooting against him is arch-enemy classmate, Ira Dupre, who teams up with the shape-shifting Trickster God, Loki to ensure Augie's demise. Navigating betrayal, first love, black magic and eye-opening dimensions full of possibility, Augie makes difficult choices to prove his worth. But Godly expectations must ultimately be met. If not up to the job, Augie is getting axed in more ways than one.
Intern of the Viking Gods is the first volume in the Augie Rhone series of six books.
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