Odin's Ravens

Odin's Ravens

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Seven kids, Thor's hammer, and a whole lot of Valkyries are the only things standing against the end of the world.

When thirteen-year-olds Matt Thorsen and Fen and Laurie Brekke, modern-day descendants of Thor and Loki, discovered they were fated to take the places of the Norse gods in an epic battle against the apocalypse, they thought they knew how things would play out. Gather the descendants standing in for the gods, defeat a giant serpent, and save the world. No problem, right?

But the descendants' journey grinds to a halt when their friend and descendant Baldwin is poisoned and killed and Matt, Fen, and Laurie must travel to the Underworld in the hopes of saving him. That's only their first stop on their journey to reunite the challengers, find Thor's hammer, and save humanity--a journey filled with enough tooth-and-nail battles and colossal monsters to make Matt and his friends a legend in their own right.

Perfect for fans of ancient myths and filled with young heroes, monstrous beasts, and godly enemies, this fast-paced adventure is impossible to put down.

Publisher: New York ;, Boston :, Little, Brown and Company,, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780316204989
Branch Call Number: J ARM
Characteristics: 342 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Marr, Melissa - Author


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Oct 25, 2017

I have read the first book in this series, Loki's Wolves but not this one. I can already tell that this book series is a lot like the Magnus chase and the gods of asgard, series(which I love;)

Apr 02, 2017

Odin’s Ravens is the second book in the trilogy, The Blackwell Pages, written by K.L Armstrong and M.A Marr, followed by Thor’s Serpents. In this book, after witnessing a horrible event occur to one of the Norse descendant (reincarnations), the group splits up. With Ray and Reyna gone, Laurie, Fen and Matt have gone to the Underworld to revive Baldwin. As they try hard to regroup as one to fight against the end, Ragnarok comes closer with monsters being unleashed and evil forces arising. In this book, the main characters must face choices and pick a side against or for Ragnarok. Overall, the characters mature, having to rely on what the myths have taught them. With betrayal, hardships, relationships and the fight against time, both Fen, Laurie and Matt must find their place in the myths, and go against the prophecies destined for them. This book creates suspense that leaves you asking the question, "what’s next?" leading into the amazing conclusion of Thor’s Serpent. Overall, this book is 4/5 stars with the excitement that grows with the development of old and new characters.
- @Because_Logic of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 10, 2015

Odin’s ravens review Kelly Armstrong

Odin’s ravens is book 2 in the series. The book is based off Norse mythology, so the champion of Thor is chosen on to work with the other decedents of the ancient gods of the north to stop the apocalypse aka the midguard serpent. The first book ended in a major cliff hanger and the second one also ended in a cliff hanger too. In the second book the champion if Thor matt thorsen and the decedents of Loki fen and Laurie go to Hel to get their poisoned friend Baldwin back who is also a god. In order to prepare for the battle the decedents need to all try their best to tolerate each other and work together. they need to collect all the weapons necessary for the fight like thors hammer, in this book you see more of it. The decedents already have an idea of how things are supposed to play out because of the myth but some things are not good and they have to go to extreme limits to make sure things play out in a good way.

I really like how this book is about Norse mythology. I fell like you get to read an adventure/fantasy book but at the same time you get a crash course in Norse mythology. I’ve learned a lot of interesting facts. The book is still adventure pact because of the cool monsters they face like draugrs, ogres and trolls. The self-development of the characters is great. From the first book to second book, you can really tell how far along the story has gotten, I can’t wait for the third. The interaction of the characters is also really interesting. Matt the champion if Thor feels a lot of pressure to be the leader of the group and make smart choices because he is the main person in the battle. Fen Loki descendent is kind of unpredictable. He wants the best for his cousin Laurie at all costs. He seems mean and he doesn’t really get along with people well, but after getting to know Matt better they actually make great teammates and friends. Fen keeps on trying to protect Laurie but she really has her mind set on fighting in the battle. The more Fen try’s to guard her the more they argue and get frustrated. The decedent of Odin, Owen is starting to get close to Laurie and Fen gets jealous and to overprotective of his cousin.

The ending of the second book is something that I never saw coming. The second book answered most of my questions but now I’m not sure how the third book is going to unveil. The beginning of the book is boring especially during the battles I feel like the author added to much irrelevant details. I had to force myself to keep reading but I’m glad I did because when it starts to get closer to the middle part I couldn’t stop reading once the plot was build up. Each chapter alternates between some of the descendants so you get to see what their input and perspective is.

Over all I think Odins Ravens is a good book you get the element of fantasy and adventure, along with Norse mythology but in a modern invigorating tale.

Jul 04, 2015

I like the Viking Zombies!!

Aug 29, 2014

The second book in ‘The Blackwell Pages’, ‘Odin’s Ravens’ is every bit as good as the first. The title, unlike that of the first book, ‘Loki’s Wolves’ which one will correctly assume has many fight scenes, implies a sense of mystery and foreboding. Built of accomplishments, plot twists and of course, setbacks, Odin’s Ravens’ is essentially setting up for the next book in the series. Despite the fact that it is mostly plot building, ‘Odin’s Ravens’ is still a good read. Much like in the first book, there is danger around every corner, and just as our heroes deal with one threat, another faces them shortly after. There is no rest for those who wish to successfully save the world! Despite their constant exertion, though, our gutsy team still has the time to make surprising revelations and uncover dark secrets. Everything is not as it seems, and ‘Odin’s Ravens’ gives readers a whole new view on their predicament.
‘Odin’s Ravens’ is the second book in the series, and while it is interesting, it can be frustrating to read as a stand-alone novel. During this book, the main characters’ quest continues, and they reencounter characters from the first book throughout their adventure. There are also many references made that would you would need to read the previous book to understand. Therefore, I recommend reading ‘Loki’s Wolves’ to understand ‘Odin’s Ravens’ thoroughly.
The book is part of a series called ‘The Blackwell Pages’ and is similar to ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’. It contains your average quirky teenage heroes, a complicated, dangerous predicament, and some complementary mythology as the cherry on top. A good mix of fantasy, humor, and adventure, ‘The Blackwell Pages’ is definitely a series that I would recommend to readers who liked ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ or any combination of these genres.

Jul 27, 2014

cant wait for this book(:


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minettebkr Jul 02, 2019

Sometimes listening was the best plan. If you talked all the time, you missed all the hints and clues people gave out without meaning to.

Chapter 19, Fen POV.

minettebkr Jul 02, 2019

The truth of it was that they were fumbling around in confusion, barely one step ahead of disaster most of the time. It was //nothing// like in the movies, where the heroes always seemed to have a plan. Maybe it was because they were kids, or maybe the movies didn't show how confused and beaten the heroes were sometimes.

Chapter 19, Fen POV.

minettebkr Jul 02, 2019

"Monsters suddenly seemed much easier to face than humans."
Chapter Nine, Laurie POV.

Jul 02, 2016

"Hey, you're not the one who kept insisting the trolls were guys in costumes."

Jul 02, 2016

Fen almost growled. Of course she needed protecting! she was his family, his almost-sister, and he was Loki's champion. If he couldn't keep her safe, why would he want to try and save the world? His cousin was the only person in it that he thought worth saving when he left Blackwell. Admittedly, he'd changed a little since then. He thought Baldwin and Matt were worth saving, too. He'd gone to Hel for Baldwin once already.

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Aug 29, 2014

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