Loki's Wolves

by K. L. Armstrong

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | June 24, 2015 | Hardcover

Loki's Wolves is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8.
"The runes have spoken. We have our champion...Matthew Thorsen."

Matt hears the words, but he can't believe them. He's Thor's representative? Destined to fight trolls, monstrous wolves and giant serpents...or the world ends? He's only thirteen.

While Matt knew he was a modern-day descendent of Thor, he's always lived a normal kid's life. In fact, most people in the small town of Blackwell, South Dakota, are direct descendants of either Thor or Loki, including Matt's classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke. No big deal.

But now Ragnarok is coming, and it's up to the champions to fight in the place of the long-dead gods. Matt, Laurie, and Fen's lives will never be the same as they race to put together an unstoppable team, find Thor's hammer and shield, and prevent the end of the world.

In their middle grade debut, K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr begin the epic Blackwell Pages series with this action-packed adventure, filled with larger-than-life legends, gripping battles, and an engaging cast of characters who bring the myths to life.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 358 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 1.25 in

Published: June 24, 2015

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031620496X

ISBN - 13: 9780316204965

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow-ish Comparison’s to Percy Jackson are inevitable in the subgenre of middle-grade mythology-based novels, which isn’t a good thing for this book. That’s not to say that this book is bad. Is it as promising a series opener as The Lightning Thief? Nope. Could it have used some more editing before it hit the shelves? Probably. The trio of friends works well, especially the dynamic of them being both for and against each other -- a characteristic of the relationships between the Norse gods (or any gods, really, if you think about it.) Matt feels pressured to be in everyone’s good graces, but he is terrified of his destiny and his sudden burden of leadership. Fen is stuck with a negative label and a family that doesn’t care about him, aside from his cousin, Laurie, who worries about Fen and is trying to act as a referee between he and Matt. So we have a pretty good character setup going on here. What the story lacks, mostly, is action and a strong, steady pace. For such a high-stakes plot, I expected more to be going on, but there were many parts of the book that were actually kind of boring. Also, the secondary characters could have used more development and page time, but maybe that’s to come in the second book. Still, the authors have created lots of suspense and cliffhangers to bring readers to the next book, many of which are directly related to Norse mythology. Marr and Armstrong are doing a good job of being original without butchering the roots of their series.
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Um.. Just read the review. Hello. Im a fellow Greek Mythology fangirl freak. Im curious as to know if this is similar to Percy Jackson, and if its worth reading. Im not to in on the Thor idea, so I just need to know. AUDIOS!
Date published: 2015-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AmAzing! A wonderful book to curl up with and get lost in. One of the best books I have read. Awesome imagery beautiful narration.
Date published: 2015-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loki's W0lves Really exiting. Loved it alot! I an totaly in love with twisted myth books, especially when it as a modern vibe!
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool concept Great job though I found the end abrupt it certainly makes me want to read the next.
Date published: 2014-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loki's Wolfs The Percy Jackson series has competition for the first time
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This book was amazing but..... I got this book 2 months ago and Im happy that I did. This book is very engaging and interesting. It keeps the audience on the edge of their seats eager and waiting for more or what will happen next. I love this book very much but their is only one thing that does not appeal to me. The ending I didn't like much because they just stopped out of no where and didn't even start the adventure yet. the whole book was about how they prepared and got ready for a big battle at the end of their journey with a giant serpent which Matt (Thor's descendant) has to fight along with the help of some others including Loki's descendants. They have to fight the same serpent that Thor battled (and died trying to kill). Over all I really enjoyed the book and am looking forward to Odin's Ravens which is coming out May 13-15 and Thor's Hammer which is coming out in 2015.
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best mythical adventures I have read in a long time! I love this book! The authors did an amazing job of combining Norse mythology with compelling characters and a story that you cannot put down. Fabulous batles against amazing creatures, prophecies, betrayal and distrust and three kids who have to save the world. I cannot wait for Odin's Ravens!
Date published: 2014-01-13

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Loki's Wolves

Loki's Wolves

by K. L. Armstrong

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 358 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 1.25 in

Published: June 24, 2015

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031620496X

ISBN - 13: 9780316204965

About the Book

Matt Thorsen is a direct descendant of the order-keeping god Thor, and his classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke are descended from the trickster god Loki. When RagnarokNthe apocalypseNthreatens, the human descendants of the gods must fight monsters to stop the end of the world.

From the Publisher

"The runes have spoken. We have our champion...Matthew Thorsen."

Matt hears the words, but he can't believe them. He's Thor's representative? Destined to fight trolls, monstrous wolves and giant serpents...or the world ends? He's only thirteen.

While Matt knew he was a modern-day descendent of Thor, he's always lived a normal kid's life. In fact, most people in the small town of Blackwell, South Dakota, are direct descendants of either Thor or Loki, including Matt's classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke. No big deal.

But now Ragnarok is coming, and it's up to the champions to fight in the place of the long-dead gods. Matt, Laurie, and Fen's lives will never be the same as they race to put together an unstoppable team, find Thor's hammer and shield, and prevent the end of the world.

In their middle grade debut, K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr begin the epic Blackwell Pages series with this action-packed adventure, filled with larger-than-life legends, gripping battles, and an engaging cast of characters who bring the myths to life.

About the Author

K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr had been friends for several years and found themselves spending hours talking about mythology and monsters. One sleepy morning, they realized that M.A.'s second last name is Norwegian. (The similarity between that name and "Midgard Serpent" is totally coincidental.) With that link, in addition to K.L.'s love for tackling creatures in video games when not writing (and sometimes when she's supposed to be writing), their monster and myth fixation, and the books they read with their eleven- to thirteen-year-old sons, they knew they had to write the Blackwell Pages.

Editorial Reviews

"These authors are no strangers to weaving a compelling tale. Once the story moves past the background, the plot picks up quickly and the adventure doesn't disappoint."-Library Media Connection