Too Wyrd: Runespell Series: Book 1 Kindle Edition
by Sarah Buhrman
Disclaimer: I received and electronic copy of this book for review purposes
I don’t even know where to start with how fantastic this book is. The depth and breadth of knowledge of Norse Myth? The deep and hilarious discussion of magical quantum theory? The discussion of the Hero’s Journey held between the reluctant heroine and her herald? In jokes and pop culture references, from Aladdin to Spiderman splattered about
This book is both funny and, coming from a real Pagan/Heathen, realistic in terms of our beliefs. It reminds of my personal literary addiction, the Godhunter Series!
Nicola begins her epic quest with one simple purpose, to get her step-sister away from the pseudo-Norse cult being led by Nicola’s ex who also happens to be the dead beat father to Nicola’s beautiful daughter. She is also a Heathen with the power of energy manipulation. That epic quest balloons into saving the world from Ragnarok combined with every other religion’s end of the world. The discussion about this particular scenario is worth the entire book.
And for once, we have a magickal person who doesn’t have a meltdown when faced with magickal beings! I’ve wanted that for ages!
The characters are well crafted, including the immortals who pop in and out. The world-building is amazing, real but just off that little bit to keep it safely in the Urban Fantasy category.
A serious 5 out of 5