Ebook í Wolfsangel 448 pages  Reflectionslisburnltd

M.D. Lachlan ¼ Wolfsangel Epub

Ebook í Wolfsangel 448 pages  Reflectionslisburnltd ¹ The Viking King Authun leads his men on a raid against an Anglo Saxon village Men and women are killed indiscriminately but Authun demands that no child be touched He is acting on prophecy A prophecy that tells him that the Saxons have stolen a child from the GodHild but twin baby boys Ensuring that his faithful warriors witness to what has happened die during the raid Authun takes the children and their mother home back to the witches who live on the troll wall And he places his destiny in their handsAnd so begins a stunning multi volume fantasy epic that will take a werewolf from his beginnings as the heir to a brutal viking king down through the 710A good choice for a Halloween read real scary and brutal with a bodycount to rival the Rambo movies Don't be misled by the angel in the title the book is about the Norse pantheon a bloodthirsty bunch with a feeble grasp on sanity who treat humans as insignificant ants to be crushed underfoot for fun There is a romance angle to the story a good one that sends me back to some classical tales of doomed lovers like Tristan and Isolde also some political developments between several Norse and Danish kingdoms but the major tonality of the novel is the myth infused horror of said ants trying to break free of the Fate the Gods have already written for themI would use again the word classic to describe the love triangle between the main actors Adisla is a peasant girl with an independent spirit daughter of a healer trying to decide between twin brothers who both love her truly Vali is a king's son sent as hostage knight in training to a rival kingdom where he shows a dislike for feats of arms and a predilection for learning and housekeeping following the skirts of Adisla instead of drinking and brawling with berserkers In the beginning I liked the way he used his brains to stay ahead of trouble and some flashes of humor that will not resist long in a story filled with pillaging and the slaughter of innocents Feileg is the brother Vali got separated from at birth who was left by his adoptive family to grow up among wolves learning to kill with his bare hands and teeth forgetting human language and customs A witch hidden inside a mountain who has the power of prophecy and an elderly king who sacrificed everything in order to get an heir complete the list of major characters on the gameboard Loki and Odin throw their diceThings I really liked about the book the actual plot this is a darn good story with some clever twists and good pacing leading to a big confrontation at the end the setting is very well researched both in terms of Vikings lifestyle and Norse mythology the main characters start out easy to relate to young likable real fighters the general dark atmosphere and understated romantic subplot the werewolf and the witch are well constructed disturbing and scaryThings that could have gone down better the writing hesitant in the first chapters with some awkard jumps in the timeline when switching POV's it delivers the story but it doesn't impress doesn't have that extra wow ingredient or that deft touch at metaphor at dialogue or at highly charged emotional scenes prophecy It's one of my major turn offs when it is used to excess and I felt this story is written around a predetermined path that leaves very little room to the heroes for freewill and ends up feeling just a tad contrived and predictable the magic system involving runes shamanism and human sacrifice isn't very well explainedI am trying to develop a system when in doubt about 3 or 4 stars reviews would I want to re read the book or to jump right in to the next book in the series In this case not really but I still recommend Wolfsangel as a solid story well worth a try for fans of dark fantasy and horror

Pdf ¸ ¼ M.D. Lachlan

Ages It is a journey that will see him hunt for his lost love through centuries and lives and see the endless battle between the wolf Odin and Loki the eternal trickster spill over into countless bloody conflicts from our history and over into our livesThis is the myth of the werewolf as it has never been told before and marks the beginning of an extraordinary new fantasy series from Gollanc This was not at all what I expected from a fantasy werewolf novel But one of the reasons why I did pick it up was for the mythology and its VikingNorse setting and knowing that it was going to have a dark and brutal story None of that teen paranormal romance stuff for me thanksWolfsangel begins with a Viking raid on a small village the leader a king who has seen in a prophecy that he was to kidnap a child to be his heir But what he finds is not one but two infants twin boys whose origins and fates are entwined with the gods Vali grows up as a Viking prince while his twin Feileg is raised in the wilds with wolves to be the protector of a witch Years later the abduction of a simple farmer's daughter is the link between them that draws them together in this tale of savage adventureIt was really difficult for me to rate this book At first I was taken with the story It's easy to be drawn in right away especially given the style of the writing which I felt was perfect for the novel's theme and background I loved the Norse mythology and fantasy elements as well as the imagery the writing invoked The plot started in a pretty straightforward way which I didn't have a problem withHowever the further I got the lost I became The author does have a way with words but towards the end I felt all of it was getting needlessly confusing and complicated All the subplots and characters that I had felt had supported each other so well near the beginning began unraveling which made everything feel less coherent random and difficult to followIn sum great opening and set up but unfortunately starts losing its steam as it goes on

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WolfsangelThe Viking King Authun leads his men on a raid against an Anglo Saxon village Men and women are killed indiscriminately but Authun demands that no child be touched He is acting on prophecy A prophecy that tells him that the Saxons have stolen a child from the Gods If Authun in turn takes the child and raises him as an heir the child will lead his people to glory But Athun discovers not one c Let us start with getting one thing out of the way I am Norwegian And you get kind of wary of people stepping in and using your cultural heritage when you come from a small region like the Nordic or Norse one To give you an example there was some jealousy in Norway when the Disney film Hercules was announced we have just as rich a pantheon of gods But once the film was released and the Greeks started complaining people sighed in relief that we hadn't been Disneyfied This is what a foreigner who wants to use Norse legends and sagas as inspiration has to tackle To be fair there is still lots of Viking blood in the British Isles There's no slow start to this book Chapter one has plenty of action and throws you straight into the story But although this book has plenty of action that is not what is its real strength What Lachlan does best is take you under the skin of the characters With few central characters he has time to let us really get to know them and as the story progresses you get pretty intimate with the lead players There were times where I really empathized with the characters in a way that few books make me do There's uite a bit of magic in the book Thankfully Lachlan has stayed close to the shamanistic nature of Norse magic instead of using a ADD based system The magic here is very much a part of the story and it is well integrated and a Viking of the period would have no problem recognizing it Lachlan also integrates the other paranormal elements seamlessly into his story And when gods are involved you get a bit of the paranormal The lack of the huge overt treat that is the mainstay of much fantasy does make the pace seem deceptively slow But there is a lot going on and there is no down time to get you bored The story has an inner drive that captures you and keeps you reading While Lachlan gives us much information in the first sixty or so pages he holds back a lot for the reader to discover later The story has many twists and turns and at times it will have you fooled as to what is going on It draws to a satisfying conclusion but promises there is to come And if you are like me you will want to read of this saga Lets go back a bit to where I started this review Did Lachlan manage to stay true to the original Norse Sagas I think he did in ways than one Not only has he gotten the feel of the sagas almost perfect but he has stayed true to the Norse myths There is no doubt that Lachlan has done his research for this novel To be honest I got to say that I know he's been to Norway before writing it He has also obviously done extensive research on the historical period what is known as the Viking Age Vikingtiden here in Norway Lachlan has managed to combine the sagas with fantasy and horror and pulled off a magnificent novel I am eagerly awaiting the follow up Fenrir that is released later this yearThis review was originally published on my blog