THE SEA THY MISTRESS
The concluding volume in the Edda of Burdens trilogy is a satisfying end to a most satisfying series. Muire is mostly offstage in this one — Cathoair and Cathmar take center stage, with Mingan playing a vital role. Heythe continues to be a menacing villain and while her machinations are a bit transparent, they’re also integral to the plot. These are not easy books to read, but they are immensely rewarding — Bear’s use of Norse myths is outstanding and her reimagining of them is simply top-notch.