Today is my first stop on the tour for The Hanged God Trilogy hosted by The Write Reads. Thilde Kold Holdt wrote three fantasy books that sound truly amazing. Today I’m telling you about the first book, Northern Wrath, and my first impressions. I have to say these books were longer than expected and the email with my Netgalley links ended up in spam. I will be doing a review soon, so definitely keep an eye out. For now let’s see what this book is all about!
Following in the steps of Neil Gaiman & Joanne Harris, the author expertly weaves Norse myths and compelling characters into this fierce, magical epic fantasy.
A dead man, walking between the worlds, foresees the end of the gods.
A survivor searching for a weapon releases a demon from fiery Muspelheim.
A village is slaughtered by Christians, and revenge must be taken.
The bonds between the gods and Midgard are weakening. It is up to Hilda, Ragnar, their tribesmen Einer and Finn, the chief’s wife Siv and Tyra, her adopted daughter, to fight to save the old ways from dying out, and to save their gods in the process.
As I said, I’m still working on Northern Wrath, but what I’ve read so far is good! I love mythology mixed in fantasy books. Add multiple POVs and I’m a very happy reader. I’m enjoying the world the author is creating and I can’t wait to read more!
About the Author
Thilde Kold Holdt is a Viking, traveller and a polygot fluent in Danish, French, English and Korean. As a writer, she is an avid researcher. This is how she first came to row for hours upon hours on a Viking warship. She loved the experience so much that she has sailed with the Viking ship the Sea Stallion ever since. Born in Denmark, Thilde has lived in many places and countries, taking a bit of each culture with her, and is currently based in Southern France where she writes full-time.
Tomorrow I’ll be back with a spotlight for the second book in this trilogy! Are you a fan of mythology in books? What are some of your favorite stories? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.