Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Becky Bookworm Book Review - Freya by Matthew Laurence

Freya (Freya #1)Freya by Matthew Laurence

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Really enjoyed this book. It is refreshing to find a norse fantasy novel that focuses on a single god and not the whole pantheon. It is also highly refreshing for the underlying moral/ethical debate behind the characters and storyline. That of If Gods are real, do they do more harm than good? This is explored well within the character of Freya who is a Goddess of multiple specialities - Love, War, Beauty and Death.
For in Freya's story you learn that a lot of gods from centuries past have survived despite critical low levels of belief or worship keeping them alive. However, soon Freya's secret life in a psychiatric care home is discovered by an elusive powerful and well connected coorporation looking to recruit Gods with the offer of factory produced belief in exchanging of utilising their powers for the companies own ends - or non-existence.
Freya of course being the type of God she is doesnt comply but due to her weakened state she runs. Dragging Nate, a mortal who had just got a new job at the care home, into a life changing adventure.
Involving Disney World, magic, secrets, gods from other pantheons, danger but also some touching moments of laughter.
Great fun to read and definitely the first in a series. I for one look forward to Freya's next adventure.

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