Monday, 6 July 2009
YOUNG ADULT REVIEW: Sons of Thor: Dane the Defiant - Magnus Bledwell
Imagine being a teenage Viking with a lot of growing up to do. Imagine stealing the Shield of Odin, the talisman that offers protection to your entire village, just to impress a beautiful girl who has a mean way with an axe. Now imagine losing both the shield and the girl to an evil prince, leading to the destruction of your home, the death of your father and the possible annihilation of everything you hold dear, just as the Runes foretold. In the first book of the epic trilogy "Sons of Thor", Dane the Defiant is a Viking with a destiny, but since that destiny is pretty depressing, he's doing his best to avoid it! Embarking on a quest to rescue the girl and defeat the prince, Dane has to deal with lethal doomfish, an enraged frost giant, a love rival with really great hair and his own fears in order to succeed.
Do you love historical fiction? Do you want to inspire the ancient fireside tales? Then this is one cracker of a book for you as young Dane goes on an mission to find and restore an ancient relic to his people after letting it slip from his grasp. Cracking adventure that takes the high sea’s by storm as this ragged crew of misfits do their damnedest to fix what has gone wrong with a villain you’ll just love to hate. Great fun for the young reader, especially those with a Viking or even a Norse God/dess, fixation. Book two is out shortly.