Tuesday, July 14, 2015

77:120 Odin's Ravens by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr

The second book in the Blackwell Pages trilogy.  Matt, Fen, and Laurie are headed to Hel to try and bring Baldwin back from the dead in an effort to avoid Ragnorok by changing the events leading up to it.  While they are successful in finding and bringing Baldwin back with them, Ragnorok is still coming.  Matt must find Thor's Hammer if any of them are going to have a chance of coming out of this alive and preventing the end of the world.  Unfortunately, Matt is still a teenager and a trusting one at that and in this installment he has to learn some very hard truths.

A good second installment which is a nice change from the several trilogies I've been reading lately where the second book has completely fallen flat.  This kept the pace going, some character growth was evident (sometimes sorely lacking in children's literature), with enough humor in place to keep it from being too scary.  My 14yr old has been loving the series and I'm pretty sure my 9yr old will as well once he tries them.

Page count: 342p/19,607p ytd/234,541p lifetime

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