Blackwell Pages Book 3
K. L. Armstrong & M. A. Marr
Little, Brown and Company, 2015
At the close of Book 2, Odin’s Ravens, one of our intrepid heroes, Fen, has been forced to become the leader of the Raiders, a pack of wulfenkind and is pretty well torn up by it because they serve the ‘bad’ side, or the side that the Midgard Serpent is on. In case you’ve forgotten, the time of Ragnarök is here and it is up to a group of teenagers to prevent the world from being destroyed by all that is bad in the world. Matt, being Thor’s champion, must face the Midgard on his own but Laurie, Fen, Baldwin and the rest have their own battles to fight. But before the final battle the champions must fight other battles, monsters, family members and even themselves. And after all of this, Matt worries if he can ever go back to just being a school kid again – if he survives!
This final book of the series is exciting, filled with nonstop action and monsters I’ve never heard of before. I like the way the story has been told from three viewpoints (Matt, Laurie and Fen) because it gives the reader a lot of insight into the worries and hopes these kids have – sort of a mix of ‘am I going to die in this battle?’ and ‘How do I decided what is best for my friends, for the world, for me?’. I was fully invested in the characters, rooting them on, cheering when they triumphed and worried when they failed. The story is very well-written, fans of Youth Fiction, adventure, fantasy and mythology will love it.