Campaign of the Gods by Mike Evers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review to be posted on August 10-date of publication.
A truly delightful, humourous, yet heartwarming novella of the Old Norse Gods: Thor, Tyr, Fenrir-and of giants and trolls, dwarves and extinct dire wolves, Viking berserker warriors-all mixed up together with a homey small English city, “Campaign of the Gods” takes as its premise an unearthly board game, by that very name, played almost constantly by Thor and Tyr. Since Thor always wins, one afternoon Tyr takes a notion to borrow the game, and take it to a local witch to check it for hexing. Much to his eventual dismay, the witch in question was not a witch at all, but the god of mischief, Loki, in disguise, and before either Tyr nor Thor realize, the game has become all too real, and actual historical figures-and mythical ones-are crossing time and space a full thousand years into the future. All this, while poor PC Stuart Gooding’s wife Anna is heading into labor, surrounded by wolves and Vikings and giants. A short read, but nonetheless quite enjoyable, “Campaign of the Gods” is quite recommended.
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