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    Self-published Author Appreciation Week: Why you Need to Read Children by Bjørn Larssen

    Norse fiction has become incredibly popular with the skyrocketing popularity of programs like Vikings and the marvel universe.  It interests me with its snapshot into history, the way they lived, their culture and most importantly, smashing stereotypes that have long been held as gospel.  Learning about the Nine Worlds, Ragnarök – the end of the world, their theory on how the world was created, the mind-blowing idea of Valhalla (which by the way, sounds way more appealing than a heaven vs hell scenario) and the tree of life – Yggdrasil.  Life was steeped in these beliefs; the Norse were incredibly family orientated and were not these brutal and barbaric invaders…

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    Children by Bjørn Larssen | Blog Tour

    Children by Bjørn Larssen is one of those truly once in a lifetime reads.  Whilst reading it felt like all the stars had aligned, every wish I ever had come true, it was the jackpot lottery win.  It has everything.  The striking colour and magic that it promises within, decadent characterisation and prose that is as majestic as a sunset.  This was a blog tour that I couldn’t pass up on matter how snowed under I was writing reviews (you’d think I’d learn).  This is what Norse fiction should be all about and Bjørn Larssen is a master craftsman in it’s art. The word Children instantly brings images into the…