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«What the Norwegian debut author, Siri Pettersen, has achieved with the first book in the planned trilogy, ‘The Raven Rings’, is a future classic. I have rarely been as impressed as I am by her drive, her storytelling abilities and visual qualities […] We now see a new star rising in the fantasy sky. A star that not only shines across a Norse and frozen Scandinavia, but for certain will also shine internationally.» -Ekholm, DN (SE)

The Raven Rings - Odin’s Child

Fantastic bullseye

«Siri Pettersen enters the Norwegian literary field with a fantasy novel so well-crafted and so exciting, that it seems almost incomprehensible that a debut author is capable of such an achievement.»

Solgunn Solli, Altaposten|NO

The Raven Rings - The Rot

A new fantasy success

«The imaginativeness breaks every barrier, and all we can do is marvel at how a 500 page complex fantasy story develops structure, and connection to the first book.»

Margoth Hovda-Lien, Nordlys | NO

The Raven Rings - The Might

Fullblood fantasy Queen

«Fulfilling finale of a captivating adventure […] With Siri Pettersen and her Raven Rings trilogy, Norway has gotten a fantasy Queen, who can pull the genre out of nerdy caves and onto the bestseller arena.»

Marie L. Kleve, Dagbladet|NO

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«The story is so thrilling that it felt like a huge effort to put the book down when other chores became too pressing. Pettersen has built a completely new fantasy universe, and she has done so convincingly. I read Odin’s Child in two days, and upon finishing the last page, I wanted to tell the whole world to read this book.» -Solli, Altaposten (NO)

Impressive fantasy universe

«Above all, it's the well-crafted prose and the absence of speculative effects which raise this work high above many others in the overpopulated fantasy genre. The book offers nerve-wracking suspense and convincing characters.»

May Grethe Lerum, VG | NO

Highly promising

«Debut Author, Siri Pettersen, exhibits talent way beyond average in the fantasy genre, and has written a vivid, exciting and great story.»

Ørjan Greiff, Adresseavisen | NO

Creative and meaningful

«Siri Pettersen builds a substantial and interwoven world, but impressively manages to retain the whole in its complexity. It’s a 600 page novel that engages and draws you in.»

Nordlys, Margoth Hovda-Lien | NO  

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«An impressive work running at a steady pace towards a spectacular conclusion.» -Krøger, Dagbladet (NO)

«Shows that the idea base for fantasy litterature is expanding […] This is an impressive, ambitious and well written debut.»

Morten Olsen Haugen, Barnebokkritikk | NO

«Odin’s Child has been it in Nordic fantasy literature over the past few years. The praise is not unfounded: the narration flows well, the characters are complex and the world is intriguing.»

Helsingin Sanomat | FI

«Original and unpredictable fantasy, inspired by norse mythology, fitting young people and adult just as well. I sincerely cared for the main characters, and I love this book»

Melina Edvartsen, Romerrike blad | NO

 

Norwegian fantasy to a new level
«The twists throughout the book puts "Odin's Child" in the fantasy landscape as if it was always there.»
- Kristin Øhrn, Brabok (Blog)

What can I say about this book that hasn't already been said?
«Siri Pettersen has written a debut novel that has excited people over the country, and there's just one thing to say. I am hereby applying for membership in the choir of excitement, for this was a novel worth reading.»
- Hysj! Lesing pågår (Blog)

Roaring debut
«With "Odin's Child, Pettersen has created a rich, original fantasy universe, unlike anything I have read in this country.»
- Bare én side til (Blog)

I can't wait for the next book to arrive
«Odin's Child is a well-crafted Young Adult fantasy novel. You are sucked into the story straight away, and stay there - as if paralyzed - until it finishes.»
- Lesehesten (Blog)

Solid fantasy that I can whole-heartedly recommend!
«With Odin's Child, Siri Pettersen has written a really good and fascinating fantasy novel.»
- Siljes skriblerier (Blog)

And what a book!!
«I've been reading all through the weekend, I just had to know how what would happen to Hirka, the tailless one.»
- Groskro's verden (Blog)

I was completely lost beyond this world!
«It's been two months since I finished, yet I still can't seem to forget Hirka and the other characters in the book.»
- Ann's verden (Blog)

An original fantasy book about courage, and finding yourself
«Plot and characters are solidly crafted, refreshing, and feeds the reader with one vivid image after the other. It is almost like watching a movie.»
- I Bokhylla (Blog)

An incredibly exciting fantasybook!
«Odins Child is solid fantasy with incredibly exciting characters, beautiful environments and really well-crafted prose!»
- Je læs! (Blog)

Tip your hat, bow to the ground, and offer your congratulations!
«Pettersen has crafted a believable and convincing universe, with a rich and diverse cast of characters.»
- Bøker & bokhyller (Blog)

A Norwegian masterpiece of a book
«Finally, the day has arrived, that I can tell you about Odin's Child. A book that left me speechless.»
- Luftebobbla (Blog)

New Norwegian fantasy
«It's a feast when I find a book that invites me into a completely new fantastic environment, and that surpises me with unexpected characters!»
- Buskerud leser (Blog)

I could not put it down
«This is writing and plotting that belongs way up there with the international writers.»
- Støvkorn (Blog)

Decidedly the best book I have read in the fantasy genre
«This is a book that offers almost everything. Good characters, a lot of excitement, drama and romance, among other things, and I'll say it is suitable for everyone, regardless of age or sex.»
- Ragnorok, Ubok (Blog)

You just have to read this!
«Yes, I liked it, Odin's Child. Actually, I think it would take a lot NOT to like it. Maybe if you can't stand fantasy, although I think it's very possible to hate fantasy and still love Odin's Child.»
- Karis bokprat (Blog)

This is simply pure gold!
«She has achieved it all: complexed and exciting characters, insanely cool villains, supertough warriors and an explosive protagonist.»
- Makrelljinta læs (Blog)

This is a good and exciting story with real drive
«A universe that WORKS. It is obvious that the writer has thouroughly considered how this world is build. Everything is really well connected.»
- Akershus leser (Blog)

Nothing left to do but wait for the sequel
«As you can see from the picture I had to pull out my marker pen, a sure sign that the book is one of the best books I have read.»
- Anettes bokboble (Blog)

Make time to read this book, you will not regret it!
«I really enjoy stories that manage to hold on to the suspence, and Siri does, in this book, the first of three.»
- Arne-Harald Steilbu (Blog)

Did I find what I was looking for? Yes!
«It is exciting, unpredictable, has great characters that I care what happens to, and a solidly crafted world.»
- Bokstavelig talt (Blog)

Hirka is the greatest thing since Harry
«To anyone who loves fantasy, this is undoubtedly THE book this autumn!»
- Mettemor møter massene (Blog)

Sparkling fantasy!
«Often in fantasy, it is the battle between good and evil that dominates, but this time the story is not so straight forward, and it is incredibly suiting. Good character descriptions, exciting story.»
- Him, bokelskere.no (Blog)

«This book is a drug in itself. Like Game of Thrones on speed. Fast, unique and addictive world. Odin’s child is a book that every lover of GOOD fantasy must read. I have never read anything like it. You’re handed over 600 pages of tension. I promise you … you do not put this book down voluntarily. Siri Pettersen writes fluently and above all fast. The story goes like Game of Thrones on Speed. Unique tension. It never stayed calm. There is always compact, visually described action. Visual is the right word here. I have never experienced such magniloquence. Siri Pettersen takes the reader by the neck and puts him directly into the action. You rarely experience that.»
- Rainbookworld, blog | DE (Blog)

«Once I got into the characters and the world – I fell in love with it totally. I fell in love with the adorable, brave but deeply feeling and caring Hirka, with the Nordic Ymslanda and its inhabitants with a supernatural ability to the Might. I fell in love with the Might and especially I fell in love with Rime, who could question things and face the dangers but also love in the true sense of the word. Thank you Siri, you are Norway’s gift to the world! I’m waiting eagerly for the next book, The Rot.»
- Dysphoria | FI (Blog)

«I don’t even know where to start singing the praises for Odin’s Child because I haven’t read such a great fantasy novel in a long time. I was enchanted by the fantasy world Pettersen has created and can absolutely recommend Odin’s Child. The book will certainly be of interest also to those who don’t tend to read fantasy.»
- Mustemaailmani | FI (Blog)

«Siri Pettersen’s Odin’s Child is the beginning of The Raven Rings Trilogy and bugger, you need to wait for the sequels. The world Pettersen has created is interesting and fittingly weird without too many spells or dragons. Everything in Odin’s Child works. The story is good, fast and captivating, the characters complex and recognizable. Pettersen has left out the black-and-white and absolutes. The world is complex and has many shades, the characters are whole, no caricatures, and the society complex but still not difficult to comprehend. A great piece of work!»
- Eniten minua kiinnostaa tie | FI (Blog)

«An absolutely splendid new book, story and world, with the Nordic austerity combined with the credible, imaginary Ymslanda. A great vibe! Fascinating narration for an adult taste, political intrigues and suspense. I’m eagerly waiting the story to continue!»
- HourglassEyes | FI (Blog)

«Odin’s Child charms with its inexplicability! Pettersen doesn’t spell it out for you. It stands out with its Nordic touch. This is something worth showing to the world.»
- Morren Maailma | FI (Blog)

«One outstanding thing is how the book deals with existential questions – about what life and death are, what a divinity is and what faith is. Different approaches form all the major world religions and philosophies are included in different ways in the different character’s way of looking at the world and their responsibilities for their lives and for society.»
- Kulturbloggen.com | SWE (Blog)

«I am thrilled.»
Kulturkollo.se | SWE (Blog)

«Siri Pettersen has been praised for renewing the fantasy genre with Odin’s Child. I cannot have an opinion on that, since I know too little about fantasy to do so, but I do know that I find Odin’s Child being a very good book, and that is good enough for me.»
- Ihyllan.se | SWE (Blog)

«I most certainly have to read the next book in The Raven Rings Trilogy. The finishing in Odin’s Child makes it absolutely necessary to find out what happens next to Hirka.»
- carolinalandin.blogspot.se | SWE (Blog)