I was contacted by Mr. Clarke back in December and was asked politely to review his book. I agreed and did so blindly (meaning I didn’t look the book up before I started to read it). I was sent a free copy in return for an honest review.
Having only ever heard about The Bifrost Bridge in the “Thor” movie, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. Once I started reading and found out it was based around Norse Mythology, I hoped it would be good – even if it is a kids book. By the time I finished reading this story, I wanted to be a kid again, listening to this as a bedtime story.
Ok, so it’s not like the traditional fairy tales of old, but who says there has to be a “Once Upon A Time” beginning to make it a fairy tale? Little girls will easily be able to close their eyes and imagine themselves as one of the two pretty little princesses in this tale.
From Royal families to brave Valkyries, this beautiful tale has action and adventure galore. I found myself cheering on our two young heroines as they faced unexpected dangers.
What I liked: I liked the fact that the author wove Mythology very successfully and creatively into a magical tale. The story was easy to follow (I know, I know, it would have to be as it’s a kid’s book, but c’mon, sometimes the story can get lost in the Mythology) The character names were, for the most part, unique to me and I liked that.
Who would I recommend this to? Easy, any parent that wants their daughter(s) to have a fantastic bedtime story read to them.
I hope James Clarke seriously considers writing another tale of adventures featuring Hedda and Silya. My inner child would love to read more about these two young girls and their lives.