ODIN’S SHADOW, one of the best novels I ever read. #GreatRead
Last May I had the pleasure to read a fantastic novel by then indie author Erin S. Riley titled ODIN’S SHADOW. I wrote and placed a review on both my site and on Amazon (a strong five star review). Last summer, the author was picked up by a publisher, Soul Mate Publishing, and this novel was no longer available to purchase through Amazon. I just found out that ODIN’S SHADOW is now scheduled for release by the publisher on April 2. It is well worth the read, and I am copying my review below, and I will repost it on Amazon upon publication.
Sensational… a nearly perfectly written novel crossing genres… encompasses Historic Literary Fiction and Thriller in addition to Romance
As an author myself, I have read a substantial number of novels of many genres for over the last half century, and ODIN’S SHADOW definitely resonates as one of the best. Examples of other works meeting my “best” list include ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand, TIME AND AGAIN by Jack Finney and THE CITADEL by A. J. Cronin.
Erin Riley focuses on the late ninth century and the savage and brutal invasions of Ireland by Viking raiders, and it follows these raiders back to their homeland in Norway. The raids result in enslavement of many Irish inhabitants, and for one young Irish girl a forced marriage to a War Lord. The civilizations of both Ireland and Norway of this time in the past are well researched and depicted…. As a reader my senses could feel the environment the characters experience while coping with emotional and physical conflict. The plot is well developed, but it leaves a bit of a cliff-hanger at the end…. Riley has left just enough to entice the reader to read her next book in a series, A FLAME PUT OUT.
This novel is for adult readers.