Thursday, September 12, 2013

Book Review: Odin's Murder by Angel Lawson & Kira A Gold

Book:  Odin's Murder
Authors: Angel Dawson & Kira A Gold
Ebook: 275 pages

“Hard time prepared me for many things, but playing research assistant to a flock of nerds wasn’t one of them.”
Ethan Tyrell is out of his element at the College Scholastic Honors Program for exceptional students. But at least he’s out of prison. Keeping his temper and his hands to himself isn’t so easy when an irritating professor demands full participation with a mismatched study group, where he clashes with his roommate’s sister, Memory.
Memory Erikssen is not the kind of girl a boy can forget; she makes sure of that. Quick with both a charcoal pencil and a lipstick, she won’t draw the same line or walk the same path twice, and antagonizing Ethan is a break from the usual academic doldrums.
Ethan and Memory find themselves tangled together by more than their special abilities–and mutual irritation–as members of their team go missing, and they unravel a dangerous mystery that spans centuries of local and distant legends.

There are times that you are just interested in a book before it gets published. The title dragged me in almost from the very beginning. During the summer, I have read American Gods by Neil Gaiman and I enjoyed immensely the worldwide Gods mythology .   

So, the days were passing by and I got more and more excited. Then it was in my hands. I started reading it yesterday and I finished it in one sitting. I can say that I am impressed for several reasons. 

First of all, it is a story written by two authors. It is not as easy as it sounds, but certainly it can help an author having fun while experimenting with their voice. People have a unique voice. Authors have a voice too. That unique writing that leaves marks behind. It takes time to find your voice but when you do, it is so dinstictive that others notice too. In Odin's Murder we get to see two different Point Of Views. Two well written POVs. 

Second, the main characters are interesting and captivating in their own way. Memory, her twin Julian, Faye and Ethan. They are introduced to us little by little, revealing only what is necessary. We get to know them, to like them and sympathize with them. 

Third, the vocabulary. You can tell a story anytime. You can tell a story anytime, but if it is so poorly written then you close the book pissed. You can tell a story and the language flows so naturally that you think you are dancing a waltz. English is not my mother language, but I am reading literature in English for several reasons. When a book is well written you cannot leave it from your hands. You keep reading no matter how late is in the night. 

Fourth, the story itself. The storyline is unique and enthralling. It is hard to find material that is not lacking, or giving too much away, or making me tired while reading it. 

So, you have it. If you are into Runes, Vikings mythology, this book is for you. If you want to learn new things you didn't know, this book is for you too. You will laugh, get pissed and maybe be sad, but satisfied, when the final chapter comes. 

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