The Viking gods have been banished from Asgard by Odin. Today they make the best of life on Earth. Thor is a professional athlete, Freya a prostitute, and Loki sells cheap products on QVC. Lurking in the background of their lives is a prophecy; one that declares that their time is at an end. Ragnarok is about to throw the gods into a state of civil war and the one who controls the hammer of Thor may be able to change the arc of destiny.
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About the Author
Brian James is a professional writer whose work has appeared in a number of mainstream publications. In the past he has written articles for the Detroit Free Press, The World Poker Tour magazine, Classic Rock Magazine, Audi’s various publications, and a score of websites. While working with the World Poker Tour, and a subsidiary website, Brian was also responsible for celebrity and player interviews.
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Mjolnir based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Thor and Mjolnir is all I need to know. :) Norse mythology in the modern world and living just like us? I do love reading stories about Norse mythology and Mjolnir was an interesting and fun one for sure. The fact that I LOVE Marvel and Thor, I knew that this was a book that "I wanted to read and glad that I did! I enjoyed how Author Brian James made the Gods and Goddess as mortals and entertaining!!
I must state up front that I did something I very rarely do when I’m reading a book: I went and read the reviews after reading the first chapter or so. As I started to read this book, I was bogged down with all the details the author throws at us at the beginning and I was wondering if that was how the whole book was going to go. I saw that other reviews talked about this and I was encouraged to continue. Boy, am I glad I did! The book and characters became so much fun, and I enjoyed myself so much more than what I thought I was going to after reading the first bit. The effort and research the author must have put into this book was readily apparent as he gives the readers so much information, and the human aspects of the gods he writes about are spot on, or as spot on as you can be about a fictionalized account of fiction gods. Reading was so fun seeing gods as people and the trouble they get into, with lots of excellent action. Yes, this book was well-written, and the characters were interesting and fun, so don’t be discouraged at the beginning. If you are a big fan of this type of mythology, you really need to read this book! And, please, give this a chance; it’s well-worth it! Highly recommend! Thanks to the author for the e-book which I reviewed voluntarily.
I've always been interested in mythology and the Norse with all their quirks are always good for an entertaining read, so I was excited for Mjolnir. It certainly delivered! We do get a bit of a lesson on the Norse in the beginning, which I didn't need, but it is quite entertaining in its own right and great for anyone not familiar with the pantheon. The book is wonderfully written and the story is dark, witty, and entertaining. Banished to Earth, these larger than life characters are forced to acclimate and their chosen professions suit their personalities quite well. Professional athlete, businessman, stripper and prostitute, and stuck in a nursing home, reading fortunes from cereal bowls, the Viking gods are making the best they can of the situation until it's time to get down to business. From the very first line (and it's a brilliant starter), I was hooked and stayed that way, page after page. If you enjoy Norse mythology, this is a must read.
The gods have passed through memory and are surviving in professions based on their characters. Thor is a professional athlete with his strength and desire to be worshiped. Freya is a high paid escort and living on goodies from sex. Then you have Loki who is selling crap on QVC, enough said. Seeing these high beings reduced to the common man is quite funny. Oh how the mighty has fallen. But there is a prophecy that will give them the chance to change their destinies, if they are willing to fight for it. And although Odin banished them from Asgard, it looks like they may be returning home. I love the story being called Mjolnir, the name of Thor’s hammer which I’m sure everyone knows that name besides me. I love the humor, action, mythology, and unexpected twists. This is a great story that I think anyone that has a sense of humor and loves mythology will dig right into. If you read American Gods or just saw the first season on television and want more, be sure to check out this book. It adds more depth to the gods you get a hint at in the book/television show. I received Mjolnir from Silver Dagger Book Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.