The Age of Odin

The Age of Odin

by James Lovegrove

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ISBN-13: 9781781084083
Publisher: Solaris
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Edition description: Special Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 376,347
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

James Lovegrove is a rising star in SF. He has written more than 20 books since his first at the age of 24. He has also produced a sequence of teen fantasy novels under the pseudonym Jay Amory. He is a regular reviewer of fiction for the Financial Times and lives in Eastbourne, UK. The Age of Odin is his third book for Solaris.

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The Age of Odin 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
CreatureDS More than 1 year ago
A literary tour de force it's not. The editing was poor, and there were several typos, which didn't help in the translation effort from British slang...But good, clean, pure fun, it's got in spades!!! Lovegrove keeps the pace fast, entertaining, and absolutely action-packed. Along the way, he provides some wonderfully humanistic insights into the complex psyches of the Norse Gods, as they decline toward the twilight of their existence, and face the impending climactic battle of Ragnarok. The Aesir and Vanir were always the most "human" of the ancient dieties, fraught with all the foibles that make us such an interesting species, only amplified to a divine scale. This book does not disappoint. Well worth the time, which won't be long, because you won't be able to put it down!!
storyjunkie on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The story of Gideon "Gid" Coxall, modern-day berserker, is cinematic in feel and scope. He's no John McClane, but he aspires to be. Gid is an ex-soldier ready to volunteer for something, anything, to get him back in the action. What he finds is the Norse Gods facing down Ragnarok, with modern twists to very old stories. The twits taken with the Norse stories were sometimes genuinely surprising, but more often a fairly predictable modernization. The action is constant, bloody, and with enough death and gore to fulfill even the hungriest of action hounds. The language is crisp, macho, and occasionally to clever for it's own good - which fits Gid, the 1st person POV narrator. My only source of annoyance, which is slightly silly given the genre, is that Gideon often acts as the Deus Ex Machina turning the plot. Very quickly he goes from unbelieving to barking orders, giving strategy and making military decision for Odin, and generally leading and turning the plot in ways that he, as a character, has not earned. It's very much like bits of the world-building, Gid's back-story, and the period between the build up and the war are missing.It was a great book to pick up for some fun summer reading, especially in the heat because the setting is described in delicious, cold, detail.
Thandar More than 1 year ago
Richly detailed. James Lovegrove did a lot of research. Takes some time getting into it, but then its a rollarcoaster ride from then on
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is probably my favorite book by Lovegrove.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Faced paced and action pcked. Even though there were a few plot holes, the book was an amazing read. I couldnt put it down, and when inwas done, i looked for more James Lovegrove books. I wpuld definetly reccomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing, a mixture of modern times and elder gods but unlike others this is also war with modern weapons
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This is a fast paced, action packed, humorously witty novel. Unfortunately there is not much more to it than that. Gid Coxall feels like the only character in this story. Everyone else just feels like flat background decoration. Gid himself, despite his witty humor, is a rather boring protagonist. This book is basically a string of action scenes without much room left for plot. Despite its overall lack of plot, there are plot-holes and contradictions. I wish i could give this book 2.5 stars, but since I can't I am rounding up. Even though it lacks character development (or pressence for that matter), and has a simple yet broken plot (including an extremely predictable plot twist), the book manages to be entertaining at times, and there is certainly an audience that it appeals to
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I was at first confused about this book. Soon I found myself totally enthralled. The adventures of the Norse gods given life in a modern age. I found myself ABLE to see what was going on through Gid's eyes. I loved the imagination put into this the story kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I recommend this bookbto anybody who lives for thinking outside the box. GOOD WORK!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could have shown more of the norse gods being "godlike" with their abilities but a great story none-the-less. Definitely worth reading.
kingprawn More than 1 year ago
I read lots of books but write few reviews, I did however want to bring this author to the attention of more readers. I picked up Age of RA a few years ago randomly looking for something else to read and really enjoyed the unique story. Age of Zeus later proved another good read and Age of Odin continues the original writing. Each book is separate & unrelated and each is very clever. As long as Mr Lovegrove continues to write such fun, solid stories I will continue to be a fan.
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Rules :: <br> 1) Only /one/ godly parent. <br> 2) Keep your powers related to your godly parent. <br> 3) The leaders of camp /do/ have the power to kick you out if you disobey the rules. <br> 4) Please try now to curse. I know it feels normal for some people, but others don't like it. <br> 5) Post a bio as soon as you join. <br> 6) We only fight /Norse/ monsters... <br> 7) Don't come to camp begging for attention (gravely injured; prophecy; etc...). <br> 8) Only a seer can give prophecies. <br> 9) Only 3 children of Odin and Thor at a time. <br> 10) Have fun!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great addition to the Pantheon Trilogy. I was finished in a week, couldn't put it down.