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Chadwick Ginther Puts the Magic Back in Manitoba

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 4:33pm

Everyone at McNally Robinson Booksellers is anxiously awaiting the September release of Thunder Road from Turnstone Press, the first book in Chadwick Ginther's fantasy series featuring Ted Callan. Why? Not only because we've worked with him for over ten years and we love him, but because he's a great writer. Those of us lucky enough to have read the manuscript. in progress discovered a Manitoba we could only guess at, a magical land full of Norse gods and supernatural beings.

When three stout men assault Ted in his Osborne Street hotel room, he doesn't like his chances of getting out of there alive. But when he comes to, he discovers he's more than alive. His body is covered in an elaborate Norse tattoo that gives him the power of the Gods. And he's going to need ever ounce of that power as he sets off on a journey that leads him from Winnipeg to Gimli and finally to Flin Flon for a showdown of mythological proportions.

Chadwick Ginther's story "First Light" appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of On Spec, the premier Canadian magazine of speculative fiction, and his reviews have appeared in Quill and Quire, Prairie Books NOW and The Winnipeg Review.

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Thunder Road

- by Chadwick Ginther

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Winner of the 2014 Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction as well as the 2013 Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher. In a flash, Ted Callan's world exploded. Now he's on the road looking for a fresh start. What he finds is a mysterious young woman named Tilda who tells him he's destined for more than an ordinary life. When three stout men assault Ted in his hotel room, ordinary starts to look very appealing. The next thing he knows, his body is covered in an elaborate Norse tattoo, complete with the power of the Gods. Accompanied by the trickster Loki and the beguiling Tilda, Ted wants nothing more than to have his old life back. No more tattoos. No more mystic powers. No more smart-ass Gods. The problem is, if he succeeds, it might just be the end of the world.