Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Book Review #363 - The Scavengers (Tyrfingr #1) by Mike Parker



It's appearing portends the end of the world...or the beginning of a new age. Some believe it to be a grimoire, a book of ancient evil with the power to divide the truth from lies, light from darkness, bone from marrow, the soul from the spirit. Some say it even has the power to raise the dead back to life. Others claim it to be the marvelous Sword of Light - the sword that could only be drawn from its resting place on the Corner Stone beneath the Dome of the Rock by the hand of the true king, who will himself return from the dead to deliver mankind at its darkest hour.

One thing is sure - whoever holds Tyrfingr rules the world. Two men long for its power. Only one can pull it from the Stone.
My Rating: 3.5/5

I received this book for review from the author. The author's Goodreads page can be found here.

This book starts off very action packed. An asteroid is heading towards Earth and life as we know it is doomed.

The rest of the book is set in what was left of the United States, although they're not so united anymore.

Because of the dystopian type world, I had to keep reminding myself that this book was set in the future and not the past. 


Usually with the large amount of characters this book contains, I would either have gotten confused or made a cheat sheet. I didn't need to in this case which was surprising. All the characters had distinct personalities and stories.

This dystopian world is different to most dystopian novels because society has declined rather than improved. The medical knowledge is pretty much non-existent and there is absolutely no technology.  

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