Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Becky Bookworm Book Review @ FantasyGuide.com - The Sea Road by Margaret Elphinstone

You can now read my latest review of the classic viking historical fiction novel
The Sea Road by Margaret Elphinstone
@ FantasyGuide.com


Just click on the cover to be taken to the site where you can read this particular review and discover more of the my favourite Viking Historical fiction, Norse Fantasy and Viking History Non-Fiction reviews

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

My Fav Historical Viking + Norse Fantasy Book Review collection - all available at the Fantasy Guide.com!!

Are you a fan of viking history?
Are you a lover of norse mythology?
Do you wish that someone would write books involving those two subjects?

Well never fear for Becky Bookworm and FantasyGuide.com are here to solve your cravings of viking and norse delight!

I've read AT LEAST 20 fantasic and highly recommended books in these two categories, suitable for all ages and I've even blogged about quite a few under the tag Becky Bookworm Book Review (you can also glance at the authors and titles down the side under my tag lists).

But now these FAB tales and reviews can all be found in one place ...

The new and improved VIKING BOOK SECTION @ FantasyGuide.com courtesy of my viking loving friend Will who's helping me to spread some nordic love around the world.

Simply follow the link at the end of this post to be taken to this special viking and norse lovers haven - you will find book reviews of individual and series on Historical Viking fiction, Norse Fantasy fiction and new on the scene Viking non-fiction (for you academic fans out there) PLUS brief guides written by myself to introduce you to these two fab genres if you've never come across them before.

The newest book up there this week is my review of Loki by Mike Vasich so go check it out!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

New Norse Fantasy book to buy, read and enjoy - The Sleeping Army by Francesca Simon

I came across this fantastic sounding new Norse Fantasy book via this very interesting article in the Guardian website regarding lots of new viking themed projects in documentary, film and books that the british public have to look forward to from the new year onwards (http://gu.com/p/32zcb/tw) and this author and book was mentioned. I immediatly looked it up on Amazon and I'm extremely happy to say it is available as a hardback book and as Kindle eBook!
 
The answer to your immediate questions is YES I am going to buy it (not sure if to go traditional or modern in format) and YES I will most definitely review it once I've finished it. The whole plot idea sounds truly original and featuring some famous archeological figures not many (or at least me) with vikings but it's good to see more Vikings, Gods and Myths come out in books.
 




Book Description


One of the bestselling children's authors in the world, the creator of the Horrid Henry series, launches an exciting new novel for children aged 8+

Product Description

Freya is an ordinary girl living in modern Britain, but with a twist: people still worship the Viking gods. She's caught in her parents' divorce, and shuttling between bickering adults is no fun. One evening, stuck with her dad on his night shift at the British Museum, she is drawn to the Lewis Chessmen and Heimdall's Horn. Unable to resist, she blows the horn, waking three chess pieces from their enchantment; the slaves Roskva and Alfi, and Snot the Berserk. They are all summoned to Asgard, land of the Viking gods, and told they must go on a perilous journey to restore the gods to youth.If Freya refuses she will be turned into an ivory chess piece but, if she accepts her destiny and fails, the same terrible fate awaits her.Brilliantly funny, original and a wholly new take on the Norse myths - and the travails of contemporary family life.
 
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