Book Review: Hammer of Thor

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Book Review by Toni G. Sinns
Book Title: Hammer
of Thor
Author:  S. Evan Townsend
About the Author:
S. Evan Townsend has been called ‘America’s Unique Speculative Fiction Voice.’
Evan is a writer living in central Washington State. After spending four years
in the U.S. Army in the Military Intelligence branch, he returned to civilian
life and college to earn a B.S. in Forest Resources from the University of
Washington. In his spare time he enjoys reading, driving (sometimes on a
racetrack), meeting people, and talking with friends. He is in a 12-step
program for Starbucks addiction. Evan lives with his wife and two sons, one in
high school the other in college. He also has a son attending the University of
Washington in biology. He enjoys science fiction, fantasy, history, politics,
cars, and travel.
Book Description:
They live among us. We know they are there. No government can control them; no
authority can stop them. Some are evil. Some are good. All are powerful. They
inhabit our myths and fairy tales. But what if they were real, the witches,
wizards, and fairy godmothers? What if they were called “adepts” and
used talismans to increase their power? The most powerful talisman in the world
is The Hammer of Thor and Hitler stole it from its rightful owners, the
Valkyrie. When American adept Francis Kader is reluctantly drawn into the
effort to retrieve the Hammer from the Nazis, he begins a journey that leads
him to a confrontation with Thor himself. Can a mere human hope to defeat an
immortal god?

My Review

Story Line: Kader
moves away from the bitter cold of Minneapolis to the warmth of San Francisco.
Shortly after his move he meets a lady that will start him on a journey that
never ends. Each event he finds himself in the middle of leads him to another
event. Using his powers and skills to find a way to get through each obstacle he
faces. Along with the friends he meets and gains along the way to his encounter
with Thor himself.
Characters: Kader
and many more.
My Favorite Character:
Dagmar. Or Dorothy. Or whatever you want to call her. Tough, hot, action,
powerful, caring, loving, and so much more. How could I pick anyone else?
My Favorite Part:
The beginning. You can feel the power radiating through the two people. The
description gives you great insight to how tired and yet how stubborn each is.
Of course when death is the other options it’s good to be stubborn. Then you
trace back to what brought Kader here and why. It’s a great way to get to know
the character in a short period.
Full Concept:
Action packed. Full of power. Strength and courage. These are just some of the
thoughts that come to mind about this story and those in it. It has everything
that a good fantasy book needs, action, romance, love, power, and organized
craziness.
Overall Rating: 4
out of 5 Stars. I did enjoy the adventure and thrill and adrenaline rushes I
got through the story and it did keep my attention. My only problem was trying
to keep up with who was who. These type of people use so many different names
it was hard to remember that this person was also this person and this person.
Grab your copy today!
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