Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 2011
Genre Fantasy
Origin US
Publisher Pyr
ISBN-10 1616143576
ISBN-13 978-1616143572
My Copy library copy
First Read April 08, 2023


I think about 40% of my distaste for this book is the cover. Sheesh.

Noted on April 18, 2023

I picked this up on recommendation from somewhere, somebody called it a really compelling viking book, something that rooted you in that historical world in some very interesting way. Also something about werewolves in that recommendation, I didn't remember what. Anyways, I hated this.

I mean, I finished it, which I'm not a stickler about. But it's got these long dark magical passages that I was NOT into, and the more mundane bits in the Norse world were interesting but... fine? IDK.

It DID really feel like a pretty brutal and red-in-tooth-and-claw sort of society, very Dark Ages-y, very 'the past is a foreign country.' A good companion with the movie The Northman, which I also watched and had a very similar vibe.

Noted on April 18, 2023

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