The Skald’s Black Verse by Jordan Loyal Short – A Review

Hi Guys! I have another spot on a Storytellers on Tour blog tour and that’s for this beauty! (I mean, just look at that cover!) make sure you go and check out the other hosts posts Here!

Book Blurb
When a soldier’s murder sparks rebellion in the tiny village of Skolja, Brohr’s past marks him as the
prime suspect. Haunted by his brother’s ghost, and drawn into a web of dark pacts and tangled
loyalties, Brohr must choose between the path of vengeance set before him, and a chance to forge his
own fate.
From the shadows, an all but extinct race of alien demigods have begun the end game of their
millennia-spanning war, and one has chosen Brohr for his closing gambit.
But Brohr’s grandfather harbors a dark secret that will change everything.
Above it all, a dread portent looms in the sky, spelling the death of Brohr’s world. With doom spiraling
toward them, Brohr must lead an unlikely rebellion, unearth disturbing family secrets, and tame the raging ghost that haunts him. Can Brohr lead his people out of darkness, or will he succumb to his own terrifying bloodlust, and destroy the very people he has sworn to save?

So! I went into this expecting a fairly typical Viking story which I usually end up loving! However, what I got was actually a mixture of sci-fi and fantasy – a concept that was very cool!

In this book you have your viking-esque characters who are the Norns and instead of it being your usual Christian invaders taking over, in this book it’s actually a different race from another planet!

This is a very dark and gritty book that has plenty of violence in it along with a very graphic birth and baby death scene in the prologue so please read with care if you are sensitive to any of these things.

This was a good book and I’m intrigued to see where the story goes in book two event hough this wasn”t written in my usual preferred writing style. However, I’ve seen that the audio book for this should be released soon so I think I will re-read this on audio as that usually helps me when the writing style isn’t my favourite!

Author Links
Website: https://jordanloyalshort.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jordanloyalshor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordanloyalshort
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18602359.Jordan_Loyal_Short

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