Loki's Wolves

Loki's Wolves

eBook - 2013
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"Matt Thorsen is a direct descendent of the order-keeping god Thor, and his classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke are descendents of the trickster god Loki. When Ragnarok--the apocalypse--threatens, the human descendents of the gods must fight monsters to stop the end of the world."-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316231114
0316231118
031620496X
9780316204965
Branch Call Number: eBook--Juvenile
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (358 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Marr, Melissa

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 02, 2017

Loki’s Wolves is the first book in the trilogy, The Blackwell Pages, written by K.L Armstrong and M.A Marr, followed by Odin’s Ravens, and the conclusion, Thor’s Serpents. The book revolves around Norse mythology, quite similar to the myth-filled adventures of Percy Jackson, but the characters in this book are represented differently. For example, instead of being descended by the Norse gods and goddesses, they live in a world where the gods and goddesses have all died, and they are the exact reincarnations of those gods. The main characters, 13 year old Matt Thorsen and Fen Brekke have known about the reality of these myths their entire life, while Laurie Brekke (Fen’s cousin) soon discovers the world of Norse myths. However, their knowledge of these Norse myths have never majorly jeopardized their lives, until now, with the beginning of the end of the world, Ragnarok. The three are thrown on a journey where they must find the rest of the Norse reincarnations to fight against the evil forces. Overall, in this book the characters must face self-discovery, self-doubt, betrayal and whatever the world throws at them. I recommend this book to readers 12 years old and older, and give it around 3.5 stars out of five stars.
- @Because_Logic of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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cattleya123
Feb 17, 2017

The book is awesome! its interesting, intense, captivating and exciting and adventurous. The book was nothing like Percy Jackson or Magnus chase it's different, a really good different.

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cowgirl2003
Dec 23, 2016

This book was very interesting. It was also very intense!!!!! I would totally recommend it!

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awesomegirl7122
Nov 11, 2016

Loved it! instresting, more than Rick's Mangus Chase one.

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leezla
Nov 03, 2016

I was hoping to get something more Percy Jackson like. But I didn't. I got something different, but still really good. I wouldn't compare this to the Percy Jackson Series because its just a whole different style of a book. And the only way for this to be as good as Percy Jackson would be if Percy was in the books. But that's not gonna happen. Also, I liked this a lot more than Magnus Chase .

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doodlebops
Aug 13, 2016

i like magnus chase so i think this one will be ok also dont ask about the name

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SLai19
Jul 08, 2016

Really slow at first. I almost gave up on the book. Don't worry it gets better.

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Bookarcher
Mar 03, 2016

This book has been an amazing read, in my opinion. Honestly, as soon as I got my head in this book, I couldn't stop reading! Its cool that Matt has been chosen as Thor's representative, and the whole Norse Mythology aspect in this book is epic! The characters are literally brought to life with there different sides in the story, as well as action, adventure and awesomeness. *SPOILER ALERT*: Matt's Grandad betrays him, and he dies at the end because of the serpent. Poison lands on Matt's legs from the real Midgard Serpent, but Matt survives because of the dead bones lake water he swallowed in Hel. * This is all included in the last book, Thors serpent. Trust me, no one dies, except for Baldwin. They save him from the Hel because of Fen and Laurie's aunt Helen, Loki's real daughter. FINALLY, they all become best friends, and Laurie is a fish... Uncle Stig Comes back, and they Fen becomes Lauries real brother.... Her parents adopt him.

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MicaelaMuldoon
Jan 06, 2016

Comparison’s to Percy Jackson are inevitable in the subgenre of middle-grade mythology-based novels, which isn’t a good thing for this book.

That’s not to say that this book is bad. Is it as promising a series opener as The Lightning Thief? Nope. Could it have used some more editing before it hit the shelves? Probably.

The trio of friends works well, especially the dynamic of them being both for and against each other -- a characteristic of the relationships between the Norse gods (or any gods, really, if you think about it.) Matt feels pressured to be in everyone’s good graces, but he is terrified of his destiny and his sudden burden of leadership. Fen is stuck with a negative label and a family that doesn’t care about him, aside from his cousin, Laurie, who worries about Fen and is trying to act as a referee between he and Matt. So we have a pretty good character setup going on here.

What the story lacks, mostly, is action and a strong, steady pace. For such a high-stakes plot, I expected more to be going on, but there were many parts of the book that were actually kind of boring. Also, the secondary characters could have used more development and page time, but maybe that’s to come in the second book.

Still, the authors have created lots of suspense and cliffhangers to bring readers to the next book, many of which are directly related to Norse mythology. Marr and Armstrong are doing a good job of being original without butchering the roots of their series.

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ririshres2
Dec 18, 2015

It was OK. It wasn't as good as I thought it would be. Very similar to the Percy Jackson series.

I felt like the characters that came later on wasn't really included in the book. Otherwise, I think this book is fine.

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Mar 03, 2016

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Dec 01, 2015

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