“The wise man knows when to keep silent. Only the fool tells all he knows.”
This tale follows Odd, a young Viking boy, left fatherless following a raid and in his icy, ancient world there is no mercy for an unlucky soul with a crushed foot and no one to protect him. Fleeing to the woods, Odd stumbles upon and releases a trapped bear. And then Odd’s destiny begins to change. The eagle, bear and fox Odd encounters are Norse gods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giants who have conquered Asgard, the city of the gods.
Eagle: Lord Odin.
Now our hero must reclaim Thor’s hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods.One of the main reasons I picked this book up was because I wanted to get through a book really quickly and thanks to the gorgeous illustrations, this book flew by.
Here are a few of the gorgeous illustrations: Of course, the Goddess Freya saves the day. She was my favorite.
Though it was a quick read, it didn’t really impact me that much. I was glad to have something to add to my reading challenge… but other than that, it wasn’t that memorable and I’ll probably forget about it by the very next day.