"If you had the opportunity to look one year into your future would you do it? Would you want to see if a new business venture paid off, or if a lost love might return to your life? Perhaps you’d see something terrible; would you be able to avert disaster?
A tempting offer, to be sure. But suppose that in order to receive this future vision you had to stave yourself for 24 hours on New Year’s Eve, and then set off through the dark woods at exactly Midnight on January 1st hoping to reach a nearby church. Oh, and did I mention that the most terrifying monsters of Scandinavian myth will be trying to stop..."