Paternus: Berserker, A Short Story

Write on: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 by  in Archive Read 4262

A fascinating, albeit brief, introduction to the Paternus series. Brutal, bloody, and, per Ashton's norm, heavily researched.

Bödvar was one of my favorite characters from Book 1 so I am glad to see him get his own shortie. It is a story in which he recounts meeting the all-father, Odin, for the first time. Bödvar is afraid that his life would soon be coming to end as Odin, majestically riding into the fray on the back of Sleipnir, his eight-legged horse, slices his way through the ranks of men toward his target. *If you aren't familiar with Norse Mythology, Sleipnir is the spawn of Odin's son, Loki, when he took the form of a mare and mated with the stallion of a giant.* 

Dyrk writes so flawlessly and with such emotion that you are hooked from page 1. I decided to go the way of audio for this one, and I'm glad I did because I forgot just how much I missed Magill's voice. He can really make the words jump right off of the pages and turn them into spectacularly vivid scenes. You'll finish wanting more, but there is no need to fret as 'Paternus' is readily available in your format preference. 

If you've read Paternus and are craving similar reads, I suggest 'American Gods' or 'Norse Mythology' by Neil Gaiman. Both are fantastic, IMO; especially the audiobooks.

You can see my review of 'Paternus' here: Goodreads. *You can disregard my comments about the cover as Ashton has seen to rectify that :D*

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