Monday, February 15, 2016

Choices by Alexander Patterson WITH Review

Choices by Alexander Patterson 
Publication date: December 8th 2015 
Genres: Fantasy, Historical, Young Adult

Richard Örlendr died over a thousand years ago. He lived in Norway during the Germanic Iron Age and trusted in the judgement of the gods. That is not to say he did not question them when they gave him a dragon, nor did he blindly follow their orders when they told him to go to war. But, when one god told him to kill another, Richard was unable to rely on their wisdom. He had to turn to the Norns.

The Norns guide fate. They shape it past, present, and future; however, it is not set in stone. A hero can change his fate. A hero can chose his destiny. The Norns can weave a new life, but what happens if the Norns are dead? Do heroes have greater freedom? Or are they locked into their destiny since there is no one left to weave?

4.5 Stars

I was given a book in exchange for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.

Richard lives during the Norway Germanic Iron age.  Richard has been having strange dreams. They startle him awake on many occasions.  Once he finds the egg from his dream in real life, he knows they are more than dreams.  The Fox in his dream is the last of the Gods, and the egg is a dragon's egg.  Richard's journey only gets more peculiar from there.

The author created a unique world. I found reading was slow a t first while I learned the terminology and absorbed the descriptions.   I was soon captured by the story and went along for the ride.  The characters are engaging. I should mention that I am a sucker for dragons.  Therefore Aiden was my favorite character, although there were so many characters along the way.  The book is left open for the next book in the series, but I did not find it to be a frustrating cliffhanger.  I will definitely read the next installment of this series.

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