We are pleased to be coordinating a Book Review Blitz for the middle grade fantasy featuring the children of the Norse Gods, “The Aesir Kids” by the father and daughter writing team of James Grant Goldin and Charlotte Goldin (Blitz ends March 11, 2015). Be sure to check out my review of this fabulous book.
Details About This Blitz
You will be provided with an electronic copy of the book (pdf). You will have until March 11, 2015 to post a review to Amazon, Goodreads, and/or your website (posting to Amazon is mandatory; posting elsewhere is optional). Once you post your review to one or more of these sites, you will have the opportunity to enter a draw for a $50 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash) using the Rafflecopter widget below.
NOTE: Reviews must be at least 5 sentences specifying what you liked (or didn’t like) about the book and who you would recommend the book to if asked. We understand that some of you may not enjoy the book – ALL REVIEWS are welcome but we do expect honest, fair, and thoughtful reviews of the book. Regardless of whether you enjoyed the book or not, please tell us why – constructive feedback is always helpful to an author.
*At the conclusion of the Book Review Blitz, I will be posting excerpts from the reviews on Amazon, and other sites and will be including links back to your post if you posted a review of the book on your website. *
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 Buzz About the Book
“This is a great novel for boys and girls aged 9-14. It is a fantasy story based on Norse mythology. It has a unique plot that sets it apart from other similar books. Kids who like the Percy Jackson and/or the Lord of the Rings series will enjoy this book. Highly recommended by my 11 year-old son who is a voracious reader.” ~ Hilary C., Amazon
“Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings with a Norse twist, highly recommended.” ~ Shirley, Goodreads
“I like my fiction to be fast paced, educational, humorous and free of immune system stimulators. Check x 4! A ripping good read.” ~ John B., Amazon
“What a fun read. I’d recommend it to any tween or adult.“ ~ Autumn D., Goodreads
“I really loved this book! It had plenty of adventure and action, and there were all sorts of characters. Anyone who likes Percy Jackson, Greek Mythology, or of course Thor/Avengers will like this book. I recommend it highly!” ~ Correne K., Amazon
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.”
Before you sign up, please remember that I have a three strike policy. If you sign up for a Book Review Blitz and I send you a copy of the book, you are expected to follow through and post reviews (minimum the mandatory option as described below). Unless you provide me with an explanation, failing to post in three blitzes will result in your ineligibility to receive free copies of books through Mother Daughter Book Review’s Promotional Services.
Step 1: Sign-up for this blogger opportunity using the Google Doc Form below
Step 2: Receive and read a copy of the book
Once you sign up to participate in this Book Review Blitz, you will receive a Dropbox invitation to grab an electronic copy of the book you requested for review. If you do not receive this email within 3 days of signing up, please send me an email to let me know: renee(@)motherdaughterbookreviews(.)com and be sure to remove the brackets in the email address. I will send you an email reminder to post your review 14 days, 7 days, and 1 day before the blitz ends.
Step 3: Post your review of the book to Amazon, Goodreads, and/or your website
Once you finish reading the book, you may post your review to Amazon and/or elsewhere. Posting to Amazon is mandatory while posting to Goodreads, and/or your website is optional. Posting to all three will earn you an extra 5 entries into the giveaway. Posting to Amazon U.S. is preferred, but if this is not possible, you may post to your home country’s Amazon site. The deadline for posting your review is March 11, 2014 (i.e., the Rafflecopter widget will be closed for entries).
Here are the links to the book:
AMAZON: Post Your Review Here (or visit your home country’s Amazon site)
Step 4: Enter the giveaway for your chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash).
Once your review is posted publicly on Amazon and/or elsewhere, you can enter the giveaway below, making sure to add your links as requested. You can find the link to this blitz in the menu above under “Current Blitzes”. Good luck and thanks so much!