Synopsis: Working in low-level IT support for a company that’s the toast of the tech world, Sigmund Sussman finds himself content, if not particularly inspired. As compensation for telling people to restart their computer a few times a day, Sigmund earns enough disposable income to gorge on comics and has plenty of free time to devote to his gaming group.
Then in walks the new guy with the unpronounceable last name who immediately becomes IT’s most popular team member. Lain Laufeyjarson is charming and good-looking, with a story for any occasion; shy, awkward Sigmund is none of those things, which is why he finds it odd when Lain flirts with him. But Lain seems cool, even if he’s a little different—though Sigmund never suspects just how different he could be. After all, who would expect a Norse god to be doing server reboots?
As Sigmund gets to know his mysterious new boyfriend, fate—in the form of an ancient force known as the Wyrd—begins to reveal the threads that weave their lives together. Sigmund doesn’t have the first clue where this adventure will take him, but as Lain says, only fools mess with the Wyrd. Why? Because the Wyrd messes back.
My review: I do like Norse mythology and I like when people play around with established myths to create something new. This is utterly bonkers and completely in a good way. Loki has returned disguised as both the CEO of an IT company and worlds 3rd richest man but also a lowly tech guy in the same company so he can be closer to his new crush Sigmund, a guy sharing a sould with his dead wife. With me so far?? However as often with NOrse mythology the dead never stay dead so a host of characters return to wage another end of the world battle.
I got a little confused by the big reveal at the end but seeing as so did some of the characters I think that may have been intentional. IIt did all make sense eventually.
I enjoyed the interwoven stories of current events and those of past times and how everyone ended up where they now were. I didn’t mind the flip flopping of the two styles. I found it kept the story moving.
It was good, a little different and I liked it.