A vivid and very original symbiosis of science fiction and fantasy, mixed with the medieval life of the Scandinavian Viking era.
Two years ago, a research group of earthlings of eight people disappeared on the planet Midgard. Now the new expedition is sending a rescuer after them, whose goal is to find the survivors or identify the bodies of the dead, as well as destroy all traces of possible contact between the natives and earthlings. There is a local humanoid civilization on Midgard, frozen in the early Middle Ages and somewhat reminiscent of Viking Age Scandinavia. Any electronics fail here, any advanced technology breaks down, but the rescuer, or as the locals call him, Night Wanderer, has been changed at the biological level, he is faster and stronger than any inhabitant of Midgard. Only neither earthlings, nor the Wanderer himself still know that the similarity of this world with the Earth is deceiving, that real monsters are found here, and the rescuer, and at the same time the inhabitants of the planet, will have to face genuine horror and madness that defy rational explanation.
© 2005 by Jarosław J. Grzędowicz
© Sergey Legeza, 2016, translation
© Mikhail Emelyanov, illustration, 2017
© AST Publishing House LLC, 2017
© & ℗ Audiobook LLC, 2018
Audio recording producer: Tatiana Plyuta