- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Penguin; Reissue edition (25 Jan. 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0886773725
- ISBN-13: 978-0886773724
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 1.5 x 17.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,927,209 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Bifrost Guardians 1: Godslayer: Godslayer 1 (Daw science fiction) Paperback – 25 Jan 1990
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About the Author
Mickey Zucker Reichert is a pediatrician, parent, animal lover, and author of twenty-some novels including "Renshai," "Nightfall," "Barakhai," and "Bifrost" series, one illustrated novella, and fifty-plus short stories. She can be found at mickeyzuckerreichert.com.
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Still, it was fairly good for what it was. I didn't embark on the follow up books because the story seemed a bit dark, and I wasn't convinced that there was going to be a good outcome. Still, it is a good read for the fantasy reader who should enjoy the uniqueness of the story.
Check it out.
My opinion on book one:
The blurb sounded great -- Al Larson is plucked from Vietnam and thrust into an alternate world inside an elven body. His role is Freyr's champion against Loki.
The blurb fails to mention that elves were extremely rare on this fantasy world, meaning Al is basically the only one. This gives him even more emotional baggage.
The book, I put it down on page 82, after the third scene of Vietnam-flashback-angst where Al Larson is randomly rescued by Gaelinar (monk) and Silme (sorceress, tragic love interest). The author has no sense of pacing. Events happen, but finding a story in there isn't easy.
I didn't like how the opening was the villain's perspective, and how Al is written as completely screwed up and clueless. Characters were shallow and unlikeable.
For a better take on fantasy Vietnam-insertion style, try The Doomfarers of Coramonde. Not the greatest pacing, but is tons better than this.