Firstly some of the trials tribulations of getting hold of this Been on hold missing lost recovered loaned out to two other people first after recovered but hey
Firstly some of the trials & tribulations of getting hold of this!! Been “on hold” “missing” “lost” “recovered” “loaned out to two other people first after recovered..... but hey Ive been On-hold since October & No.1 in the queue” This better be good!! Oh dear..... I think the Old Gods were trying to tell me something with all the delays........The first few chapters which eventually turns into the 50% mark you are assaulted by an assortment of characters some of which I’m sure are appearing for the first time as I surely don’t recognise all of them..... worse still all they seem to do is be walking North...... OR walking South..... OR sitting in their long halls....... Nothing really happens...... they have no real character either...... its all very dreary & I find myself just looking at words on a page willing this slog to end..... whats happened? Who kidnapped Snorri Kristjansson & what have you done with him?I did really enjoy the first 2 books in the trilogy...... 1 star..... never been so bored with a bookPopular Path of Gods By Snorri Kristjansson is a Books In this raucous fantasy epic set at during the era when the Vikings fearlessly sailed the world s seas, mead flowed freely, and Gods walked the earth, companions Audun Arngrimsson and Ulfar Thormodsson are reunited after separate journeys of self discovery.In Trondheim, King Olav, self appointed champion of the White Christ, grows restless in the wake of a significant victIn this raucous fantasy epic set at during the era when the Vikings fearlessly sailed the world s seas, mead flowed freely, and Gods walked the earth, companions Audun Arngrimsson and Ulfar Thormodsson are reunited after separate journeys of self discovery.In Trondheim, King Olav, self appointed champion of the White Christ, grows restless in the wake of a significant victory and finds his faith tested further as he struggles to maintain the peace With his garrison decimated and his forces surrounded by deceitful, grasping local chieftains, the King contemplates how best and where to spread the word of his God.Reunited after their quests to discover the contours of their newfound immortality, Audun and Ulfar have a new sense of purpose to ensure that the North remains in the hands of those who keep to the old ways of Odin, Thor, and Loki To do so, they must take on a powerful adversary who will stop at nothing to put an end to age old traditions in the name of the White Christ Audun and Ulfar are about to do battle with the most powerful enemy they have ever faced, and if they are to have any chance of victory, they must find equally powerful allies.Meanwhile in the North, touched by the trickster god, something old, malevolent, and very, very angry stirs .. Snorri Kristjansson Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the
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. Bestseller Kindle Path of Gods Finished! Snorri can turn out a nice line or two."the silence spread like blood on a stone""His mouth moved, and old words snuck back into the world on a whisper.""sharp noises of metal on metal skipping across the sea like flat stones on a lake"One thing I hadn't properly understood until this third book when I quizzed the author is quite how tightly the bones of the story are bound to historical reference (or at least saga reference). Even lines of dialogue are lifted from the thirteenth century accounts of the author's namesake Snorri Sturluson. At one point an archer's bow breaks and he says (something like) "that was the sound of Norway breaking in your hands" which comes from the historical sources. Probably the guy said "bugger" and Sturluson dressed it up two centuries later.As with the previous book this volume should:i) be read by someone with a much better memory than meorii) be read immediately after the previous volumesor iii) should have a catch-up sectionI feel the fault is with me but quite a lot of the time I was a bit confused as to who X was and what his relation to Y was. The roll call is quite large.One big strength of the tale is the skill with which the landscape, season, and atmosphere are portrayed. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be cold, wet, and miserable in a Norwegian forest ... now you know!There are also plenty of battle scenes. Axes are swung, arrows shot, blood spilled. It's entertaining stuff.The magic content has been ramping up over the trilogy and reaches a peak in the final volume. There are blue-blooded trolls from the get go, and Audun and Ulfar continue their journey toward their destiny.True to the book's name the gods feature heavily and things come to be Ragnarokish head on the book's final battlefield.With so many characters, so much action, and a cinematic tendency to swap point of view character in chapter the books stand more on plot, action, and atmosphere than on character. There's plenty of entertaining Norse dialogue but it's the banter of men at war and I never found myself particularly attached to any given character.All in all it's a fitting conclusion to the trilogy and a refreshing dose of Norse adventure!Join my 3-emails-a-year newsletter #prizes.