Loki’s Wolves is the first book in the Blackwell Pages trilogy written by K.L Armstrong and M.A. Marr (pen names for Kelly Armstrong and Melissa Marr).
This book follows the story of three kids, Matt Thorsen, Fen and Laurie Brekke who are distant descendants of Norse gods. As you may guess by Matt’s last name, he is a descendant of Thor, the god of lightning and Fen and Laurie (who are cousins) are descendant of Loki.
At the beginning of the book we learn that, Ragnarok, the end of the world, is coming and the gods are supposed to save the day. The only problem is that… all the gods are dead.
To prevent everyone from dying, Matt is chosen to fight against monsters. In his quest, he’ll have to find other god’s descendant and Mjölnir, Thor’s mythic hammer to fight against monsters. As you may have guessed, Fen and Laurie are going to be part of the crew.
I enjoyed this book : it was a fun and fast-paced adventure stories about a group of kids that have to save the day, so not really anything new except for the fact that it was related to Norse mythology and I was in the mood for some 🙂
The characters are pretty standart, Matt is the good guy that wants to help everyone but who isn’t very self-confident, Fen is the rebel who tries to appear mean even if he’s in fact pretty nice and Laurie is the girl who wants to show to all the boys that she doesn’t need their help during fight thank you very much. Even if they are pretty stereotypical, their development throught the story was interesting and I liked the fact that we had the chance to have different character POVs.
I enjoyed the fact that this story was about Norse mythology since that’s not something that we usually in books and since I don’t know much about it (the only other book that I read that was about Norse mythology is Hammered by Kevin Hearne, the third book in the Iron Druid Chronicles), I liked how the different myths and legends were incorporated and explained during the story. I’m sure that they were simplified a lot but it was still very interesting.
I don’t have much to say about this book, I don’t think that it added anything super unique to the middle grade genre but if you are looking for a quick and funny middlegrade story, I think that you may like it 😉