The Age of Odin Mass Market Paperback – December 28, 2010
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About the Author
- Publisher : Solaris; 1st Printing edition (December 28, 2010)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 592 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1907519416
- ISBN-13 : 978-1907519413
- Item Weight : 9.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.19 x 1.2 x 6.75 inches
Best Sellers Rank:
#3,596,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #9,741 in Hard Science Fiction (Books)
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If you've never this series before, it's essentially a series of 'what ifs' about Gods being real and humanity's reaction to them. Each book is in a separate universe and usually has a twilight-zone like twist meaning. I feel like talking specifically about the plot would give too much away; but I would say that one could argue that the plot twists are telegraphed miles in advance...which is true...but it's also true that the hero isn't overly concerned with examining things closely which explains why he misses the things which are obvious to the audience. The one weakness of the plot is that Gid who's supposed to be a regular man is shown as almost super-humanly resilient which sometimes took me out of the story but not enough to stop me from tearing through the novel in an afternoon.
I really liked the idea behind the power of the gods relying on belief in them.
I sure wish the author would consider another trilogy! It would be interesting to see what he could do with Celtic, Native American, Babalonian, Asian and Aztec mythology... just to name a few.
Top reviews from other countries
Set in an ice-age pending modern world, in the northern part of england, you follow the trials and tribulations of ex-soldier Gid and his unusual friend Abortion as they follow a tip off of a group wanting such soldiers no questions asked on past military history for a few weeks of extremely well paid work. For Gid this could provide him with a chance to repair his life with his ex wife and distant son or so he hopes, until Abortion high on drugs gets behind the wheel during a blizzard and crashes the car - badly.
What happens from that incident is the start of a true epic saga-porportion tale that brings modern warfare and technology beutifully together with the strength, support, mystery and magic of the Asier Gods as they fight the changing times and impeding Ragnarok.
Each chapter is short, punchy and enchants you through one adventure and encounter to another, the Gods themselves and the mortal soldiers under their employment make an excellent cast and the storytelling is of such brilliant quality that you can't help but let your imagination portray the words into a million dollar movie in your mind. Boy it does make excellent material for one and who knows if the Thor movie makes a good impression perhaps more of mankind will look to these heroic gods with human hearts for more tales of strength, love, passion, loyalty, cunning and most importantly survival.
This is a definite must read for any fan of norse mythology and for those who dabble in a bit of sci-fi - this is the one book that blends sci-fi and fantasy as beautifully as the horizon of sky meets the vast expanse of the sea.
Pathetic juvenile scribblings...an embarrassment to read.
This books deserves to be read and the more people that do so the more likely I am to get more of these brilliant books. So from a purely seflish point of view read the sneak peak and then get this book and the rest of his Pantheon Series. You will not be disappointed.
Lovegrove is one hell of an author.