Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Becky Bookworm Book Review: Blood Will Follow by Snorri Kristjansson (Valhalla Saga 2)

Blood Will FollowBlood Will Follow by Snorri Kristjansson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Although I felt a bit lost to begin with having returned to this story a good while since reading the first book I did reconnect with the trio of main characters quickly. They each got their own journey full of adventure, magic and bloodshed and like the triple knot Valknut Snorri weaves their three storylines cleverly throughout the book and tying it all fluidly and smoothly together at the end in quite a dramatic and tense clash. I was particularly impressed with how well and almost naturally Snorri introduced two of the old god characters into the story, often without naming them directly but reflecting and honouring traits, omens and symbols that make each unique and individual.
Snorri's writing is quite steady in terms of pace and he shows great skill and talent in creating drama without relying on the a-typical fight scenes. Some of my favourites scenes have simply involved evocative and simple descriptions, scenery, dialogue and characters body language.
Will definitely be ordering the final book in this really enjoyable saga.

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