Book review - Campaign of the Gods by Mike Evers
review by Becky
When Norse god Týr suspects his friend Thor is cheating in the phenomenal board game 'Campaign of the Gods' he takes matters into his own hands and searches out the only being in Asgard who can help solve his problem. But things are not what they seem... And once the forces of Hel are unleashed, only legendary Viking berserker Ivar Ragnarsson and his men can possibly save the day. They just have to work out when in history they are first - and why are the local townspeople so strange?
Available on Amazon.com: Campaign of the Gods
A rather short but very entertaining tale involving a cursed game board, some bored norse gods, nasty wolves, ugle giants, two small countryside policemen, a sleep little village oh and a woman about to give birth. The plot isn't overly complex so it's easy for those who haven't a clue about norse mythology thanks for the handy little snippets of mythological info at the start of each chapter. The characters are original and endearing and I am particularly impressed with the mentality of a dire wolf that is depicting in several chapters. I believe you and old will find this amusing if not entertaining to pass the time with. My only fault with it in one of the battle scenes a viking is described as impaling a wolf on his horned helmet - just to be absolutely clear Vikings never wore horns!
Want to adventure throught the lands of the Vikings? The height of the Vikings is an amazing period of time and there is a lot of great fiction that is based on historical facts from that period and place. Rebecca Wilson has written a guide to the genre and to some of the best works in the genre.
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