My rating 4.5
The fantasy book “Children (The Ten Worlds, # 1)” by Bjørn Larssen is a very good book related to Nordic mythology. The writer takes us to the worlds of the Nordic gods where we follow their children and their stories. The world of the ten worlds is very well elaborated and the plot takes us through some of these areas, and the writer did a very good job of describing every detail and area through the story. In some places in the story, I had a good laugh because some of the characters are just so silly, and sometimes naively uncorrupted. As for the love scenes in the book among the Nordic gods, there is a very great variety of choices, so all the choices will be found in the book in terms of love. The main and supporting characters are well worked out and every action they make has its consequences. All in all, this is a very good book for fans of the fantasy genre.
Now a little about the story: The main story follows Maya, the daughter of the goddess Freya and Magni, the unrecognized son of Thor. Their lives are intertwined because of the behind-the-scenes games of the Nordic gods who have no smarter job than to constantly create tensions among the ten worlds. Unfortunately, neither Maya nor Magni knows what they got involved in, not by their own choice, because the Nordic gods are behind all the events. Maya gets Thor’s stolen thief from the hooded sorcerer and gives it to the king who wants to marry her mother Freya at all costs. Normally this action provokes the wrath of the god’s Tor who is the protector of Asgard. Maya runs away from the king who tries to rape her and meets Magni. Simultaneously fickle and deceitful, Loki comes with Frey to the king’s court. The very appearance of Loki can only mean one thing, something bad will happen. Maya and Magni will find themselves at the center of all these happenings as innocent bystanders and their life paths will find themselves on the chessboard of God’s players. In all this commotion the two of them will have to find their way and it is only a question of what price they will pay at the end of that journey.
I would recommend the book to fantasy lovers associated with Nordic mythology.