Fantasy Science Fiction
Vanir, Guardian.: Book 1 of the Stormerki prophecy
Right up until the day he found the stormerki, shy teen Ezekiel Waters had always assumed that he was human.
But right now, he has just has to make it to Svalbard, in the Arctic circle. To the underground city of the Aesir. To safety.
Because enemies of his Vanir ancestors hunger after the stormerki and even though he has the Alfheim to protect him, the Myrkvar are closing in.
Beginning to understand his heritage, Zeke realizes that his fate is intricately connected with the stormerki. And as the stakes for Zeke and his family rise higher, skirmish will turn to battle and battle to an intergalactic war.
Having discovered what he really is, can he survive?
Nordic mythology merges with science fiction in this stunning debut novel that takes the reader on an quest across the earth, and beyond.
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A warm, coming of age tale
A stand out feature of this book is its usage of Nordic mythology. I have always wanted to learn more about this topic and the author seamlessly integrates this branch of mythology with science fiction, creating a …unique and niche new genre.
Guardian Vanir, Book 1 of the Stormerki prophecy, is the beginning of the Vanir series by Saul Falconer. This young adult novel tells the story of an introverted teenage, Ezekiel Waters, who turns out to be more than meets the eye. I liked this story for a lot of reasons, but first and foremost because it sends a good message. I imagine it could really help a teenager or young adult who is struggling with their identity or sense of self by teaching them to not be afraid to truly embrace who they were created to be. In this sense, Zeke sets a good example as he grapples with this newfound information about not actually being human. These elements make it a warm, coming of age tale, which are some of my favorite types of plot lines.
Another stand out feature of this book is its usage of Nordic mythology. I have always wanted to learn more about this topic and the author seamlessly integrates this branch of mythology with science fiction, creating a pretty unique and niche new genre. It is exciting to learn along with the characters as details begin to unfold. The plot moves at an enjoyable pace as there is always action going on. The sense of impending doom (will there be a battle? Will he survive?) adds another layer that makes it a quick read. Overall, this book has a lot of great things going for it and I recommend getting into the series.