Alexander Dan Vilhjalmsson is an Icelandic author who lives in Reykjavik. He writes in both Icelandic and English and is the founder and editor of Iceland's first SFF magazine, Furousogur (Weird Stories). Alexander is also the vocalist and lyricist for Icelandic black metal band Carpe Noctem.
A marvellous, quirky, original fantasy - Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat and The Gospel of Loki A masterfully crafted dark tale . . . one of the most ambitious, intense, original and thrilling debuts I've read in a long time - Grimdark Magazine Fresh and exciting: full of dark, demonic, revolutionary shenanigans - Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant A pacy, racy read . . . it will bring an icy chill to your summer reading - Starburst Norse mythology like you've never seen it before, set in a Reykjavik that you never knew existed - Shadows of the Short Days is a new breed of fantasy - Edward Cox, author of The Song of the Sycamore