- File Size: 633 KB
- Print Length: 227 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1457535432
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 3, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01CJ7I9IQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,486,635 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Charles is in for a great surprise as he realizes that his life has been a web of lies so far. His mother is not his mother and his name isn’t Charles—oh he also happens to be the child of prophecy.
The Asgardian Prophecies is a book that’s right on time, with movies like Thor and The Avengers at an all-time popularity, many young readers and fans of urban fantasy will want to grab a copy of this. It’s something that will definitely feed your growing hunger for more mythological action and plain old awesomeness.
This is a special book because it’s actually co-authored by a brother and sister pair. I’m always a little skeptical about duel authorship because that can get sloppy quick. Sometimes you can tell when the authors switch, you can see which parts were written by which person but you don’t really find that here. The characters stay in character and the story unfolds at a steady pace. Everything is placed well and written with care—something I appreciated very much. I don’t know if this cohesion was because the two authors are related or if the writing was just that tight but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
Why four stars for The Asgardian Prophecies? I wanted to give five, and I think the story itself deserves five but the narration was a tiny bit of a draw back for me. I’m a HUGE fan of present tense but when done in first person it gets tricky. Some of the paragraphs here are written in the same structure, one after another. Each sentence begins with “I” … “I do this, then I do that, then I look over there while I’m thinking this…” it made it sound more like a long list of actions rather than a flowing story.
Overall, I still enjoyed this book very much and I would recommend it to readers in a heartbeat.
Charley and Amber are gifted storytellers, and have brought to life characters so relatable and believable, I felt I knew them. I found this especially true regarding the main character, fifteen-year-old Charles (Magnus), whose ample physique, shaggy hair, and sarcastic tongue catapulted him right into my heart.
A self-described freak and nobody, Charles struggles with reality when he is yanked suddenly from his small Oklahoma town to become an instant resident of Asgard, dwelling place of the gods. The mandatory changing of his name from Charles to Magnus, monumental language barriers, wardrobe malfunctions (involving fur and leather), and episodes of incontrollable berserking are only a few of the many obstacles Magnus must battle on his journey to become the savior of the nine worlds.
Added to the constant threat of death and destruction by the Lokitus (and at times his Odinite brothers) is the reality that regardless of his newfound warrior status, Magnus is still a fifteen-year-old boy, filled with teenage angst and insecurities. Awkward interactions with the beautiful, teenaged Helena, the only female on Asgard, are endearing, hilariously funny, and oh-so-relatable to anyone who has survived adolescence.
While reading The Asgardian Prophesies, I suffered a tremendous loss in my family. I found it therapeutic to escape within the exciting realm of this wonderful story. By expertly nailing the YA mindset, Charley Swanda and Amber Daniels have revealed not only their immense writing talent, but also the relevance and youthfulness of their own hearts. I’m thankful to this sibling writing machine for introducing me to a new genre and a fresh new storytelling style.