I wasn’t looking for him, I hadn’t planned for him, I sure as hell hadn’t plotted him, and I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do with him now that I’ve got him, but there he is. Loki — the Loki — trickster god of the Aesir, just showed up in Cat Creek, and he’s going to help fight the keth. Heyr contacted him, wanting to borrow some weapons. No one expected Loki to jump in and get involved.
This makes things complicated. I’m going to run with it and see how Loki’s presence affects things. If I’m lucky, he’ll leave town of his own accord and go back to playing with the Russian nuclear stockpile when he and Heyr and the Sentinels are finished with the keth. But this is one of those moments in a novel when the story gets a bit wild, and you have the feeling that if you don’t keep a lid on it, you’re going to be running for the rest of the book trying to catch up. And you don’t know if that’s a good thing, or a bad thing.
Loki. I’ve always liked Loki — the god of words and how to use them. This could be a lot of fun.