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North by Lucas Ehrenhaus #Review #Children’s #Mythology #BlogTour

 

Title: North

Author: Lucas Erenhaus

Release Date: 1st October 2019

Genre: MG Illustrated

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

Page Count: 134

 

 

Summary:

After one of the most decisive warring campaigns in European history between Barbarians and Romance, the sheer possibility of a full-scale Roman invasion into Barbarian lands launches a lifelong recruitment process, which drives to the re-discovery of old mighty forces in the long forgotten North. The most apolocalyptic pan-tribal conflict amongst central and northern European natives will ensue.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48142444-north?from_search=true

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/North-tale-yore-burden-dwarves-ebook/dp/B07VTRSZ1H/

My Review:

There are many stories about the Roman victories in battles but this book shares the events from the viewpoint of the so-called Barbarians they were endeavouring to defeat. This story is a blend of mythology, history and culture skilfully interwoven to relate information about the conflicts, religions, places and families from Norse mythology. It is illustrated throughout and also includes family trees, maps and other materials which help put the story and its characters in context.

The book has middle grade readers as its target audience but I suspect it will appeal more to the older, very competent readers who have an interest in this era, history, mythology and Norse culture. Its vocabulary means this isn’t easy to read but it does contain some great insights into events, people and beliefs making it an intriguing story. I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.

 

Author Information

Lucas Ehrenhaus was born in Belgium. Raised in Argentina, lived in Spain for fifteen years, travelled western Africa, Scandinavia, and the north- west of South-America.

Growing up his primary education took place at a Scottish school in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Struggling with secondary studies he started working in a vending company as a driver. Illustration was a constant throughout this period. In Spain there were a series of odd jobs in ten years whilst experimenting with photography and graphic design; two years after the economic crisis hit Madrid, he became an In-Company English Teacher in several big companies for five years during which his passion for northern European history took over. An urge to help other people drove Lucas to travel to Scandinavia in order to go through a programme for volunteering. This took him to western Africa, north western South-America and back to Scandinavia, living mainly in Norway and in Denmark on & off. This added to a broader insight to Northern Scandinavian culture where the finishing of the book North took place.

He currently lives in the U.K.

 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ehrenhausl

 

Tour Schedule

Monday 7th October

The P. Turner’s Book Blog

 

Tuesday 8th October

Rambling Mads

 

Wednesday 9th October

Jazzy Book Reviews

 

Thursday 10th October

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Friday 11th October

Jera’s Jamboree

 

Saturday 12th October

Varietats

 

Monday 14th October

Donna’s Book Blog

 

Tuesday 15th October

Splashes into Books

Wednesday 16th October

A Daydreamer’s Thoughts

 

Thursday 17th October

Life of a Nerdish Mum

 

Friday 18th October

Big Book Little Book

 

Saturday 19th October

The Book Moo

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