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Book Review – Loki’s Wolves by K.L. Armstrong, M.A. Marr

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Loki’s Wolves

by
 K.L. Armstrong, M.A. Marr
In Viking times, Norse myths predicted the end of the world, an event called Ragnarok, that only the gods can stop. When this apocalypse happens, the gods must battle the monsters–wolves the size of the sun, serpents that span the seabeds, all bent on destroying the world.The gods died a long time ago.

Matt Thorsen knows every Norse myth, saga, and god as if it was family history–because it is family history. Most people in the modern-day town of Blackwell, South Dakota, in fact, are direct descendants of either Thor or Loki, including Matt’s classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke.

However, knowing the legends and completely believing them are two different things. When the rune readers reveal that Ragnarok is coming and kids–led by Matt–will stand in for the gods in the final battle, he can hardly believe it. Matt, Laurie, and Fen’s lives will never be the same as they race to put together an unstoppable team to prevent the end of the world

Kelly Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write.  Her earliest written efforts were disastrous.  If asked for a story about girls and dolls hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ dismay. All efforts to make her produce “normal” stories failed. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon.

.I love mythological stories that have a modern twist.  I read anything that has this type of theme and this is another story that I am happy to have read.  I tend to navigate towards Greek Mythology but am also very interested in Norse Mythology.  Matt is a decendent of Thor who is a great Norse God.  There are many stories about Ragnarok and this one puts a different spin on it.  It reminds me a great deal of the Percy Jackson series but with Norse Mythology instead of Greek Mythology.  This is book 1 in the Blackpages series and I will definitely be following the series.  The next book is Oden’s Raven’s and I can’t wait to read it.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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