Saturday, September 26, 2015
Loki's Wolves Review
In Viking times, Norse myths predicted the end of the world, an event called Ragnarok, that only the gods can stop. When this apocalypse happens, the gods must battle the monsters-wolves the size of the sun, serpents that span the seabeds, all bent on destroying the world.
The gods died a long time ago.
Matt Thorsen knows every Norse myth, saga, and gods as if it was family history-because it is family history. Most people in the modern-day town of Blackwell, South Dakota, in fact, are direct descendants of either Thor or Loki, including Matt's classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke.
However, knowing the legends and completely believing them are two different things. When the rune readers reveal the Ragnarok is coming and kids-led by Matt-will stand in for the gods in the final battle, he can hardly believe it. Matt, Laurie, and Fen's lives will never be the same as they race to put together an unstoppable team to prevent the end of the world.
Okay, so this book was a reread for me. I recently purchase the sequel so I thought that it would be a good idea to read this book again to get a feel for the story before going on with the series. I rather enjoyed it the second time around, even more then the first time.
There are really are only three main characters in this novel, I will start with Matt though. Mat was a very determined and straight-forward character. He tries so hard to impress his parents, but he is never as good as his brothers, and his grandfather gets his parents to reward him for what he does. Unlike what everyone sees, he is far from perfect. He tries to do what is right, but it doesn't always turn out that well.
Fen was a good character. I don't what people say, he really was a good guy. He just wanted to protect his cousin, (Laurie) and keep her out of the crap that he is dealing with. Even if he does need her help at times. And he is a wolf, how cool!
Laurie on the other hand did not want to be protected, she wanted to kick ass like Fen and Matt. She was independent and that was her strong point. If she wants help or something, she was in bad shape.
Also, can we talk about how good she is at trickery and that she can open portals.
The story ends with Bodwin dieing and them deciding that they are going to follow him into Hel, which will be interesting to see in the next book.
5 out of 5 stars