Review: The Rebels of Vanaheim by Richard Lee Byers

The Rebels of Vanaheim: A Marvel Legends of Asgard Novel
Series: Marvel Aconyte Novels, Marvel Legends of Asgard
Author: Richard Lee Byers
Publisher: Aconyte
Released: December 21, 2021
Received: NetGalley

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The Rebels of Vanaheim is the latest Marvel Legends of Asgard novel, and I am incredibly excited to get a chance to read it. I love the Asgardians and thus will happily read any story Marvel is willing to give me.

The dead never really stays dead in the Marvel universe. That is how it frequently feels, at any rate. Especially now, as the dead find their way back into other realms. Odin has assigned Heimdall and the Valkyrie to get to the core of this problem. Ideally, while dealing with the horde of zombies, that is.

To do so, the two must travel to Vanaheim. Yet things are not as they expected. This is surprising, given the knowledge and history of our two heroes. There shouldn’t be any surprises in store for them…and yet…

Marvel fans unite! The latest Marvel Legends of Asgard novel is here, and I am living for it! The Rebels of Vanaheim brings forth two of my favorite Asgardians, Heimdall, and the Valkyrie. Seriously, I don’t think they could have picked a better pair for this story or in general.

Okay, the idea of seeing these two battle zombies together is pretty appealing, I’m not going to lie. So I’m probably a little bit biased when I say that I enjoyed this book. It is full of action, a bit of chaos, and a lot of zombies. In short, it’s the perfect dead/undead Marvel novel.

The Rebels of Vanaheim is made all the better by giving readers a chance to actually get to know our heroes. There’s Heimdall, who I will never complain about learning more of. And then there’s the Valkyrie, aka Ushi. In this novel, she’s the Valkyrie Captain, and I absolutely adore her. It was refreshing to take a moment and see some character development before throwing them back into the fray.

Now that I’m done reading The Rebels of Vanaheim, I can’t help but find myself hoping that we’ll see another novel focused on this pair once again. I know that the odds aren’t great – there are so many Marvel heroes, and they all deserve a moment in the spotlight, but I can’t help but hang onto that hope.

Thanks to Aconyte and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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