Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Book Review: The Order of Time and Odin's Door by Scott P. Southall

 The Order of Time and Odin's Door
Scott P. Southall

Publisher: Seaview Press Holdings
Publication date: 20th January 2022 
Series: Order of Time #2
Genre: Fantasy / Young Adult
Pages: 270
Format read: paperback
Source: Courtesy of the author
About the book
The orange light bathed  the snow-covered fields as the fiery globe began to dip below the horizon. It was strange that something so beautiful could signal the arrival of something so evil. One thing twelve-year-old twins Anastasia and Edward Upston knew for sure was that when mortals were caught between two bickering gods nothing good would come of it. Surviving the Viking Age may be the hardest thing they ever do, if they can.....
My review
Twelve-year-old twins Anastasia and Edward are back in the second action packed adventure in The Order of Time series.
The twins travel from their hometown of Washington DC to London where they are to attend a disciplinary hearing for their good friend and mentor Dr G.

With this series I think it's imperative to read Book 1 The Order of Time first to get the full background on The Order and how the twins became involved.

The Order of Time and Odin's Door is another fabulous time travel adventure filled with amazing characters. Anastasia and Edward are transported to the world of the Vikings and Norse Mythology. They again use their different strengths to solve problems by working together. In this story they  band together with Vikings, Soren and Eric the Red, who are on a mission to save their village from the dragon Nidhogg.

I was totally captivated by this whole story firstly in London as we learn all about The Order and the academy. Not everyone in The Order is keen for the twins to join and there is treachery at play. As we move to the Vikings the action heats up when they come face to face with a giant kraken, an army of zombies and a malevolent dragon. This mythological tale had me on the edge of my seat.

The Order of Time and Odin's Door has superb world building, unforgettable characters and confrontations aplenty.
The Oder of Time is a tremendous series and the scope for new stories has no bounds. I'm hooked!

Recommended age 11+
Undead zombies (descriptive scenes)
moderate violence 

My rating 5 / 5  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

About the author

Credit: Goodreads
 Scott is an American author and banking executive who lives in Sydney, Australia. He grew up in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and attended Georgetown University.

While he loves his job as a global banker, his true passion is making up stories with his children. His debut novel, The Order of Time, reached #1 in it’s category on Amazon and was the 2021 Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal Winner in the Children's – Mythology/Fairy Tale genre. 

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