As I want to write in that genre I am raiding the library for fantasy books. Here’s the first one I found: “Loki’s Wolves” by Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Marr – this is a first book in “The Blackwell Pages” trilogy.
Judging by the cover I thought this is a standard fantasy, standard storyline, and it really did turned out to be the baseline for fantasy.
- writing: well written, it kept my attention and it leads you quite smoothly through the story.
- characters: I find that the characters and likable and they might be more developed which will probably happen in the next two books
- what I liked: great idea about bringing the Scandinavian folklore tales to life
- suitable for children: very much so, I think it matches well its suggested audience
I am not very excited about this book. I think this is a really good baseline book if you are just starting to write: learn to keep the story flow, keep the readers’ attention, character development, etc.