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The Norns' Quest [Kindle Edition]

Kyle Jones
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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UPDATE: The Norns' Quest was named the #39 Best Self-Published Book of 2013 by IndieAuthorLand!

Moments before she dies in a freak car accident, 14-year-old Abbie Stevenson's mind and soul are stolen by a trio of mystical girls, known in Norse mythology as the Norns. Her soul is taken thousands of years into the future and stitched into another girl's body, that of the legendary Valkyrie. Stranger still, when she wakes up, she finds herself in a primitive world run completely by children: all adults are zombielike berserkers. The children of Nornclan send her to Asgard, the home of the Norse Gods, to become imbued with magical runes which will allow her to return to her time and stop the terrible catastrophe that destroyed the world. As she navigates the broken future caused by the death of ancient gods, Abbie realizes that she needs to take control of her own destiny, and in turn the destiny of humanity.

The Norns’ Quest is a full-length, young adult novel set in a ruined, future-world run by children. It is a world where the Norse Gods – Thor, Odin, Loki, etc. – once existed, but are now dead, abandoning the children of man to fend for themselves. While journeying across Nornworld to Asgard, Abbie is aided by Munch, a talking raven; Franki, her loyal wolf; and Ferris the Elf, who acts more like a vapid high-school cheerleader than a ten-thousand year old elf. Before she can gain entrance to Asgard, she has to fight giants, make magical pacts with dwarves, and solve the riddle of what has cursed the adults of Nornworld. She even finds love in the eyes of a brooding jotun, Lodan, who can change his appearance to look like anyone, and perpetually acts like a sixteen year old boy even though he is immortal.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 772 KB
  • Print Length: 486 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AVLXU8W
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #669,667 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well researched...! 20 April 2014
By Odinsun
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As a student of Norse/Anglo-Saxon Religion/Spiritual & Mythological beliefs, i was very suprised how enthralling this book is! To be fair this book holds its own with it's concept & has clearly been well researched...a bit of fun? absolutly but certainly more to it than I first expected, I purchased on a whim as it was cheap but glad I did
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not the best read 12 Sep 2013
By Missy
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I found it very hard to like the main character, Abbie. The fact the she was only 14 was abit much. Reminded me of a wannabe Hunger Games. The story and plot would of been a good one, if the character had more depth, or probably just written by a better author. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't all bad, just the execution was a little limp. This book could of been great. COULD OF.
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Amazon.com: 4.9 out of 5 stars  16 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars A strong entry to a new series 2 Jan 2013
By Jeff Hauze - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
The Norn's Quest is a solid entry point for this new young adult series. While older readers may not be the target audience, the book still translates well for adult fans. Set in a world that has "moved on", Mr. Jones offers up an interesting mix of a coming-of-age story alongside an alternate take on Norse mythology. The cast of characters is supported by a (much appreciated, by this reader) strong female lead and an eclectic band of companions. The juxtaposition between Abbie's knowledge of our own world versus the world of the Valkyrie serves well to bring the reader to question some of our own assumptions about the world we inhabit. To me, that's exactly what good fiction should do...force you to ask questions that do not often have easy answers. In that regard (and many others), this novel is a resounding success. The author leaves you wanting the next piece of the puzzle.

I should note that some younger readers (or parents of younger readers) may find some of the questions regarding adult relationships to be something that needs discussion. While not everyone may necessarily agree with some of the depictions, the author does a wonderful job of keeping anything age-inappropriate to happen off-screen and behind closed doors. There is nothing, either in violence or adult relationships, contained with the book that should cause issues or stress for the target audience. It may lead to discussion of some topics, but I don't find that to be a undesirable trait in fiction. I'll leave the review with two notes as to why I go with 4 stars instead of higher. One, I am clearly not of the age group that the book is intended, so the writing style and narrative flow are not intended to be a style suited most towards adult readers. This doesn't imply that the style or flow is poor, simply that it is appropriate for the target audience. Two, my only minor complaint lies with some of the depictions of Lodan, whose characterization was uneven in a few places. I don't find that Lodan detracts from the overall story, but among the cast of characters, I did find him to be the weakest link.

Overall, I'd give this a hearty recommendation (a strong 4.5 or 5 out of 5 stars) for a young adult reader, with my rating above expressed for older readers. The author's alternate view of Norse mythology will not disappoint, and neither will the main lead of Abbie.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent beginning to the series! 8 Jan 2013
By James Shrader (aka Tahlvin) - Published on Amazon.com
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I liked it. It was pretty well written, kept good pace without long periods that seemed to drag along, and did a good job getting me invested in the characters and the plot. There were a few places where I noticed typos or grammar mistakes, but no more than many professionally edited products I have read. There are some things I would have liked to see the author explore, but I cannot get into them in this review without giving away part of the plot, so I will reserve that discussion for other arenas. Overall, it was well worth the 99 cents and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book... 29 May 2014
By Tia Kolakowski - Published on Amazon.com
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It's AMAZING. It has a story of a young girl and its just.. wow. It even incorporates some gods in there which is a nice touch. The whole story is based off of one goal, but in the end, it isn't necessary and she saves the lives of all the girls and boys that would have been wiped from existence. It was a must read for me. I could not put my kindle down!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sleep deprivation worthy 25 April 2014
By Rick Guzman - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm not naturally a "fast" reader, I tend to read leisurely & only as often as my toddler allows. However, this book kept me intrigued thru cartoons & reading until I fell asleep (sometimes much later than I should've)
Beautifully written & appropriate for a wide spectrum of readers.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 20 Jan 2014
By Abel - Published on Amazon.com
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I've read a lot of fantasy books on my kindle but this is one of the best one I have read on a lone time. I would recommend this book to everyone. The story is well written and you will fall in love with the characters.
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