The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Summary from GoodReads
Fans of Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" and Holly Black's "The Curse Workers" will embrace this richly drawn, Norse-mythology-infused alternate world: the United States of Asgard. Seventeen-year-old Soren Bearskin is trying to escape the past. His father, a famed warrior, lost himself to the battle-frenzy and killed thirteen innocent people. Soren cannot deny that berserking is in his blood--the fevers, insomnia, and occasional feelings of uncontrollable rage haunt him. So he tries to remain calm and detached from everyone at Sanctus Sigurd's Academy. But that's hard to do when a popular, beautiful girl like Astrid Glyn tells Soren she dreams of him. That's not all Astrid dreams of--the daughter of a renowned prophetess, Astrid is coming into her own inherited abilities.
When Baldur, son of Odin and one of the most popular gods in the country, goes missing, Astrid sees where he is and convinces Soren to join her on a road trip that will take them to find not only a lost god, but also who they are beyond the legacy of their parents and everything they've been told they have to be.
Mythology of Skandinavia. Most of us think immediatelly of Thor and Antony Hopkins as Odin. But on Tessa Gratton's book the mythology merges with reality.
Soren is a berseker and as all bersekers he carries the fury of his spirit and the fear of madness from his fther life. When Astrid,one of Freya's seers, asks for his help they form an unexpected team in order to search for the lost sun god.
The first and most amazing part of her storytelling is the world building. How the society meges with the existence of the gods as also the way people are organised and live, reprsenting the gods.
The story is told from Soren's POV and it covers the plot in a deep emotional level. The romance is truly to die for, since the mythology of the northern lands tend to become... tragic in many levels.
I don't know if the ending can satisfy you but it did it for me and I hope it will do it for you too! Next book on the series: The strange maid.
If you like the series, make sure to check the short stories which are also published! So what do you like on mythology related books? You can find more on Amazon bars on your left. :)