Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon. Review

This is a story based around Norse Mythology . The story is told through the eyes of Hel , unloved and unwanted daughter of a giant and a God . She is a half dead child , her siblings are a wolf and a snake and the story begins with her own slithering birth into the world . The story is dark and grim with a real sense of menace and hopelessness . This foggy dark world Hel lives in has a dream or nightmare quality to it where just about anything could happen . 
The world building in this book is  exceptional , from the opening pages you know this is not going to be a light and fluffy read and with that known 
read on ! 
I would recommend this to those who like stories about the Greek gods . 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at
This book is going to be published January 2017 and will be available from Lovereading and all other good bookstores then. 
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