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The Lost Sun

Gratton, Tessa (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Lost Sun
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"In an alternate U.S.A. (the United States of Asgard), Soren Bearskin, the son of an infamous berserker, and Astrid Glyn, daughter of a renowned seer, embark on a road trip to find Baldur, the missing god whose absence has caused panic throughout the country"--
Authors: Gratton, Tessa
Title: The lost sun
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 352 p. ;,22 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "In an alternate U.S.A. (the United States of Asgard), Soren Bearskin, the son of an infamous berserker, and Astrid Glyn, daughter of a renowned seer, embark on a road trip to find Baldur, the missing god whose absence has caused panic throughout the country"--
ISBN: 9780307977465
0307977463
9780307977472
0307977471
9780307977496
0307977498
Statement of Responsibility: Tessa Gratton
Subject Headings: Fate and fatalism Fiction. Gods Fiction. Prophets Fiction. Mythology, Norse Fiction. Fate and fatalism Fiction. Gods Fiction. Prophets Fiction. Mythology, Norse Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Fate and fatalism
Gods
Prophets
Mythology, Norse
Fate and fatalism
Gods
Prophets
Mythology, Norse
LCCN: 2012027695
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Why didn't I think of this?! Never read anything like it . Enough with novel after novel with dystopian elements, werewolves and vampires and naughty flappers being churned out- this book is a breath of fresh air! (And a little suspense and to die for romance doesn't hurt either).
COOL!

Oct 15, 2013
  • JCLBethanyT rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gratton's latest is a revival of old Norse mythology, with gods and monsters and mortals at the center of it all. The premise of New Asgard was just plain FUN for me--to see the different names for states of cities and the idea that gods roamed around America, both making and correcting trouble. I think this is absolutely a must-read for 2013 and I can't wait for the second book!

Oct 12, 2013
  • JCLDennisR rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

In the United States of Asgard, the Norse gods and magic are very real.

Sep 26, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I love the world that Gratton has created in this book. A contemporary setting akin to our own, except the dominant religion is Norse and the gods and magic are real. The differences range from minor, everyday details to pretty significant, and she develops it seamlessly. I would have kept reading for that alone.
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On top of it is a very good story that feels, in its basic structure and contents, like it could be one of the classic Norse myths and well-developed characters that we come to care about. The further I read the more engaged I became and the more excited I was to keep reading.
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The one thing that didn't work for me as well as it could have--and I say this both as an introspective sort myself and knowing that saying it is a cliche (though I don't say it that often myself)--is that the telling, particularly at the start, was too much inside Soren's head. I wish we could have gotten to know him and his issues through his actions instead of his angsty, overwrought navel-gazing; I wish Gratton had done more showing and less telling.
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That's a pretty minor concern in this instance, though, and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

Aug 24, 2013
  • Futuregohangurl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

a very good book. kinda sad at the end but it was a good norse god story. i will be reading book 2 when its out

Jul 31, 2013
  • JCLJoshN rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Poetic, dreamy, grungy, angsty (in all the best ways), funny, suspenseful, epic, mundane, and heartwarming. Full of all kinds of magic--the magic of myth, the magic of urban fantasy, the magic of storytelling and wordplay. I would love to go on a road trip through New Asgard!

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