Meet Chadwick Ginther, author of Too Far Gone, at Winnipeg's first Prairie Comics Festival at the Millennium Library! Chadwick will be joining the best comic creators of the province at a market where fans can interact with their favourite local writers and artists. And admission is free!
The event is on July 30 in the Carol Shields Auditorium at the Millennium Library and runs from 10:30am until 5pm.
Originally from Morden, Manitoba, Chadwick Ginther is the winner of The Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher, the winner of The Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction and twice nominated for the Prix Aurora Awards for Thunder Road andTombstone Blues. His short stories have appeared in many speculative fiction publications, and he co-hosts the Winnipeg arm of the Chiaroscuro Reading Series. A bookseller for over a decade, Chadwick Ginther lives and writes in Winnipeg.
In a flash, Ted Callanâ€™s world exploded and amid the flames he saw the incomprehensible, the burning figure of the fire giant Surtur. Before long, Ted learns that the creatures of Norse folklore walk among us and his fate is forever tied to them.
Ted wants nothing more than to have his old life back. No more magic. No more smart-ass gods. To get it, Ted is willing to fight his way through any creature of legend. The problem is, if he succeeds, it might just be the end of the world.
After beating back the might of Surtur, Ted Callan is getting used to his immortal powers. The man who once would stop at nothing to rid himself of his tattoos and their power might even be said to be enjoying his new-found abilities.
However, not everyone is happy the glory of Valhalla has risen from the ashes of RagnarĂ–k. With every crash of MjĂ–lnir, Thor, former god of thunder, rages in Niflheim, the land of the dead.
Now that Tedâ€™s woken the dead, thereâ€™s going to be hell to pay.
Ted Callan, war herald of the Nine Worlds, must build a cage from Surtur's bones, unearth the Bright Sword, and vanquish the fire giant once and for all.
But thereâ€™s a catch.
Ted needs Surtur's bones to build the cage, to get the sword, to kill the giant. And Surtur is very attached to his bones.
Enlisting Manitoba's giants, dwarves, and elves to watch over Winnipeg, Ted takes advantage of a lull in Surtur's fires to hitch a ride back to Edmonton for his best friendâ€™s wedding and search for answers. While he's there he tries to mend fences with family and friends, dodges a legion of Surtur fanatics intent on setting the giant free, and learns he has three days left to live. Without Loki or the Norns to help, he won't solve the riddle and see another day.
It's the end of the world as Ted knows itâ€”time to face his doom.