Tag: Norse

Blood Will Follow by Snorri Kristjansson

Blood Will Follow by Snorri Kristjansson

December 11, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Blood Will Follow is the sequel to Swords of Good Men, which was one of my favourite fantasy débuts of 2013. We take up with Audun, Ulfar, Valgard and Finn after the siege of Stenvik, where Audun and Ulfar are separated in their efforts to somehow deal with the events of the last book.

If Swords of Good Men was a story about how far these men would go for their causes, then Blood Will Follow is about who these men are at their cores. They are tested in every way possible, and I loved the enormous character development that...

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The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris

The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris

March 27, 2014 Reviews 6 ★★★★½

This is the story of the Norse Gods told from Loki’s point of view. The Gospel of Loki is narrated in first person in an easy, conversational style using contemporary language. It is entertaining, humourous and brilliantly conceptualised, and readers will be hard pressed not to fall in love with every page, with every word.

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Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson

Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson

February 11, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★

The things I know about Viking can be summed by Marvel comics and the two Thor movies. Basically, nothing. Swords of Good Men caught my eye because, at the time, I hadn’t heard of any other honest-to-goodness Viking-esque books around. It’s a brilliant, fast-paced début that I can see a…

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