I received a copy of Odin’s Child from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review.
Odin’s Child follows 15-year-old Hirka as she navigates her world, whilst coming to terms that she is more unique than she once believed. She faces many obstacles in her journey, her relationships and everything she thought she knew are put to the test when the passageway between worlds is left open.
The world-building in this book was so complex, I found it to be instantly immersive.
At times, it was a little hard to grasp the lore behind the story, as I am not totally familiar with the history of Norse Mythology. There may have been certain elements to the story that were lost in translation, I’m not certain. But I do know that the plot at times felt as though it was quite slow, and then things would happen to the protagonist that came out of nowhere.
Thanks to the interesting mythos that this fantasy world was built off, it was unlike anything I’ve read before, and somehow I still felt a sense of nostalgia in the story.
I’m not the biggest fan of romance in stories, I think it has to be done incredibly well in order to not feel forced or awkward if it isn’t the main plotline. But, the romance in Odin’s Child was well written and heartfelt.
I felt like this story is the tip of something much bigger, there was a constant sense of foreboding, and I can’t wait to see what (if the rest of the trilogy is released in English) else this world has to offer in the future.
I would recommend this to those that are looking for an epic fantasy with a contemporary twist.