Book - 2011
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Publisher: Amherst, NY : Pyr, 2011.
ISBN: 9781616143572
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 355 pages ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Wolfs angel


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Jan 31, 2018

This is a different read than I usually gravitate to. It is a viking background story with Norse gods in competition somewhat with the real Jehovah God. True religion has just come to the lands but most information is only available via oral words. The main character Vali has a mind wanting greater knowledge but is illiterate and at the whim of others.

unbalancedbutfair Nov 29, 2012

Much better than I expected. The author brings you into the Norse world, complete with Norse values, cultural norms and their view of their gods. He's done his research. The story is intriguing, but it is the magic and the mythos that transfix the reader. The magic feels "other". It feels...alien and compelling. It's slightly hard to follow at times but if you have any knowledge or interest in the Norse I think you'll like this book. It has one of the best twists on a fantasy staple I've seen and one of the most fair depictions of that staple I've seen. Though the author struggles to be clear sometimes, at others his phrasing is perfect. The kind of phrasing that sticks in your head and makes you think.


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unbalancedbutfair Nov 29, 2012

"The thought was heavy inside him, but he couldn't acknowledge its weight any more than he could deny it"


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