Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Mither Mages Trilogy By Orson Scott Card

Posted by Lesley Sackett Winfield

This series was a surprising read! I knew I wanted to read the first book in the series for a while, but I kept putting it off. From the description, I thought it was simply another nice story about magic and coming of age, I was wrong! It certainly had those elements, but it was so much more!

When I finally picked it up, I was pleasantly surprised with the connection to Norse Mythology. This entire series, as expected, it was a well put together books. Great pace, great characters, and interesting settings. In fact, the second and third books were even better than the first. I loved the split perspective, the different take on Westeros! Honestly, it gave me a soft spot for an underappreciated brother of a Norse God. It made me want to read up on all the other ancient gods too!

The main plot is centred around Danny. Danny North's family is different, and he is different from them. His cousins have long been able to create fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles, but Danny has yet to find his talent. He's beginning to think he's a drekka--a mage with no magical ability. But when Danny finally discovers his gift, it is greater than he ever imagined--but that could earn him a death sentence.

So begins this contemporary fantasy saga from Orson Scott Card, award-winning author of Ender's Game.