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Book By Author:  Jim W Skretteberg

Myth, Magic & Missiles
 
 Myth, Magic & Missiles
 
 Fantasy
 
 1470079593 978-1470079598
 
 

Kyra and her brother Einar are just beginning to settle into the post-apocalyptic world in which they find themselves when their reality is once again disrupted. Returning home to learn their family has been taken by a group of roving gang punks, the siblings, along with a group of their friends, embark on an adventure to rescue those they’ve lost. The teens must navigate a previously unknown landscape filled with mythical creatures, magic healers, and shape shifting trolls and in the process learn more about the human condition than ever would be expected.

 
Date Reviewed:   

08-05-2012

 
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The melding of our world with the mythical – it hooks you.

 
 

 Myth, Magic & Missiles grabs you.  Jim Skretteberg introduces the novel with an actually interesting Prologue.  The first chapter’s character development was strong and you immediately relate.  It starts out with a group of kids chilling out and sharing their memories of what happened “when the world changed” and the trauma they went through.  They arrive home from their time together to find more change and trauma…their families have been brutally kidnapped.  The anger and heartbreak they experience and the revenge they go after hooked me.  

In their journey to find their families, the kids encounter trolls, goblins, elves, dwarves and more.  The battle scenes were graphic and the whole novel action packed.  This is a changing world where mythical creatures and humans start to meld and they have to learn to live together.  The lines in the sand are drawn between good and evil.  We see the story from two perspectives, the human/elf encampment aspect and also from the goblin/troll encampment.  I was especially fascinated with the “bad” goblin/troll encampment and the character, Gunar, who was half human and half troll.  What I found interesting was that by the end I was rooting for the bad guy!  I kept reading to see what he would do and if he would make the choice to become more human or more troll.  He is a character that is struggling with who he is and what his morals are.  This character is the main reason that I would read the next novel. When the author ended it he definitely left the hook dangling.

 

 
 



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Author:  Jim W Skretteberg