PositiveThe Historical Novel SocietyAuthor Atwood has written a unique story based on English folklore and its mythical creatures and worlds. The narrative is told from the points of view of several characters to help understand the plot and mystical landscapes. The world-building is rich in description. The story seamlessly weaves between historical and fantastical backdrops. The underlying theme of discord between the new Christian religion and older pagan beliefs adds another fascinating layer to the conflict ... Walk the Wild with Me immerses the readers into the shapeshifting worlds of Wild Folk and long-forgotten fairies. Recommended for readers who enjoy English folklore.
RaveHistorical Novel SocietyAuthor Hartsuyker transports readers to the ancient world of legendary Vikings with vivid storytelling. The multiple characters are fully developed and engaging, particularly the young teen mother Freydis, who courageously rises from tragic events to profoundly impact the lives of her family. Each of the characters’ stories seamlessly weave together to create a rich narrative culminating in a heartfelt and poignant ending. The masterfully written epic tale has elements of political intrigue, romance, sacrifice, betrayal, and adventure ... a compelling conclusion to the trilogy. The rich tapestry of characters and their interweaving stories capture the mystique and heart of Norse and Icelandic legends. It is highly recommended for readers who enjoy in-depth layers of historical epics in the Middle Ages.