Monday, October 15, 2012
MALLORY HEART REVIEWS: DEAD RADIANCE Blog Tour (Valkyries #1) by T. G. Ay...
What an engrossing novel! I truly enjoyed reading this first entry and am ready to move on to the second novel in the series, “Dead Embers.” Author T. G. Ayer has a fine and skillful touch with delineation of Norse mythology, a subject of great interest to me, and not nearly as well known by most readers as is Graeco-Roman mythology. No need to work on suspension of disbelief here, it comes automatically. There’s no surprise at encountering All-Father Odin, Fenrir, the Goddesses Freya and Frigga, or even that evil (not just mischievous) Loki. No, it all seems natural, just as logical as Valkyries returning to Midgard (where we live, folks) and reanimating the deceased as Warriors for Odin and Freya, diligently preparing daily for that great world-ending conflict of Ragnarok.
There are some truly heart-wrenching moments here too, so please keep your box of tissues near to hand. You’ll find falling in love, breaking hearts, grief, and all those other emotions humans can’t do without. But you’ll also come away with a new appreciation for the art of storytelling.
MALLORY HEART REVIEWS: DEAD RADIANCE Blog Tour (Valkyries #1) by T. G. Ayer