About the Book
Title: The Aesir Kids | Authors: James Grant Goldin & Charlotte Goldin | Publication Date: May, 2013 | Publisher: Basilisk Books | Pages: 384 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12
They’re the children of the Norse gods, with incredible strength, magical weapons and monsters for pets. They’ve got problems with school, bullies, family issues and attacks by giants.
And when Asgard, the home of the gods, is threatened with utter destruction, it’s up to the children of Thor, Sif, Loki, Freya, Balder…along with some very extraordinary friends…to save it.
THE AESIR KIDS tells the story of…
THRUD, the pre-teen daughter of Thor, who has to balance fighting trolls and giants with her after-school job waiting tables at Valhalla…
FIRE, young master of flame, the son of the three mysterious Norns and perhaps the key to saving the Nine Worlds…
MAGNI AND MODI, Thrud’s younger brothers, whose strength is matched only by their knack for getting into trouble…
ULL, the greatest skier of the gods…except for, maybe,
SKADE, the four-year-old goddess of skiing…
TJALFI, the human boy who can run like the wind…
ROSKVA, Tjalfi’s sister, who can hear something happening many miles away…
FORSETI, the level-headed son of Balder, who’s as good with a bow as he is with a written test…
NOSS, the beloved daughter of the Goddess of Love…
HELA, the sensitive little girl who hates her destiny of growing up to be the Goddess of Death…
Along with other gods, godlings, light-elves, trolls, dwarfs and creatures, these young heroes must find a way to save the universe…and find the core of courage within themselves. THE AESIR KIDS is a fantasy novel based on many actual characters from Norse mythology. It’s the first published collaboration between author James Grant Goldin and his ten-year-old daughter, Charlotte Goldin.
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The Aesir Kids received 16 new reviews through this Book Review Blitz.
Jane Ritz: “This book is crying for Book Two of the Aesir Kids. I would recommend it to preteens and up. I thoroughly enjoyed the book.“
Bookworm for Kids: “Packed with Norse mythology and adventure, THE AESIR KIDS is a book Rick Riordan and all mythology fans won’t want to miss.“
Oh My Bookness: “This is a book I would read again soon when I finish other priorities. I rarely read a book a second time so close apart from finishing it once. The last time I remember re-reading a book back to back was Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. For me that is saying a lot, this book is packed and filled with adventure, mythology, and a fun and exciting read.“
2ReadBook: “Wow what a tale you weaved with Norse mythology and the Gods and demi-gods, their children. I found this tale so fantastic because no matter your demographic or age this story will entertain you.“
Cheryl C. (Amazon): “Charlotte has a beautiful imagination, and I hope she continues to write. This book would appeal to good readers as early as 4th grade and could be enjoyed even by 7th & 8th graders.“
Amy B. (Goodreads): “This story has some very truly memorable and different characters that will most definitely hold a child interest. Lots going on, battles, trickery, and bravery. A must read!“
Mami Tales: “Written by a Daughter-Father team, the Aesir Kids feels very young and lively. If you have kids between the ages of 8 and 12 who love adventure, fantasy and are fascinated by mythology, “The Aesir Kids” is a perfect fit.“
Jen J. (Amazon): “What a fun read! Full of adventure, some mystery, a few bad guys, awesome challenges and quests – a great story for middle-graders and older.“
Kay LaLone ~ I Love Books!: “I loved this book. Fun characters. Surprise ending.”
Rockin’ Book Reviews: “The characters were all very imaginatively created and felt realistic. The scenes often changed but were easily visualized. It was well-written, carrying energy of the story to the very last page.“
Jill (Amazon): “I’m a sucker for books that deal with mythology, especially Norse myths because I don’t see them around too much. So when I came across The Aesir Kids, I couldn’t resist. And I’m so glad I didn’t. This book is absolutely fantastic.“
Beauty Brite: “It was a treat to read “The Aesir Kids.” I enjoyed every minute while reading this book to my daughter, who liked it and is now reading more about Norse Mythology herself.“
Bing (Goodreads): “I highly recommend this book to anyone who entertains an amazing adventure enhanced with humor and surprising twists and turns.“
Letty (Amazon): “My son enjoyed this book so much… It has a captivating story line that you won’t want to put the book down. The action is non-stop and it brings something for everyone. Readers 10yrs and older will enjoy this book.”
Jo Barker: “Wow, loved this action packed little read… Parents read this to your kids, kids read this to your pets!
I hope there’s more to come from the Aesir Kids.“
The Library of the Seen: “The Aesir Kids was an absolutely fabulous novel perfect for MG and YA readers. It is full of highly descriptive text allowing the reader to picture the different worlds, people, and what was going on with great ease.”
About The Authors: James Grant Goldin & Charlotte Goldin
James Grant Goldin is a TV writer whose work has appeared on The History Channel, The Discovery Channel and elsewhere. He first became interested in Norse mythology as a child, and was lucky enough to eventually pass that interest on to his daughter Charlotte. They would make up games based on Norse myths, and those games were the basis of their first full-length collaboration, “The Aesir Kids.”