The Aesir Kids by James Grant Goldin & Charlotte Goldin

 AKCOVER300 001 TO virtial bookcase 4-21-14They’re kids. Some are more or less immortal, some are human. They’ve got problems with school, bullies, family issues and attacks by giants. And when Asgard, the home of the gods, is threatened with utter destruction, it’s up to the children of Thor, Sif, Loki, Freya, Balder…along with some very extraordinary friends…to save it. THE AESIR KIDS tells the story of…

THRUD, the teenage daughter of Thor, who has to balance fighting trolls and giants with her after-school job waiting tables at Valhalla…

FIRE, young master of flame, the son of the three mysterious Norns and perhaps the key to saving the Nine Worlds…

MAGNI AND MODI, Thrud’s younger brothers, whose strength is matched only by their knack for getting into trouble…

ULL, the greatest skier of the gods…except for, maybe…

SKADE, the four-year-old goddess of skiing…

Then there’s TJALFI, the human boy who can run like the wind…

ROSKVA, Tjalfi’s sister, who can hear something happening many miles away…

FORSETI, the level-headed son of Balder, who’s as good with a bow as he is with a written test…

NOSS, the beloved daughter of the Goddess of Love…

HELA, the sensitive little girl who hates her destiny of growing up to be the Goddess of Death…

Along with other gods, godlings, light-elves, trolls, dwarfs and creatures, these young heroes must find a way to save the universe…and find the core of courage within themselves. THE AESIR KIDS is a fantasy novel based on many actual characters from Norse mythology. It’s the first published collaboration between author James Grant Goldin and his ten-year-old daughter, Charlotte Goldin

Reader reviews:

From a mother:

 “This is a great novel for boys and girls aged 9-14. It is a fantasy story based on Norse mythology. It has a unique plot that sets it apart from other similar books. Kids who like the Percy Jackson and/or the Lord of the Rings series will enjoy this book. Highly recommended by my 11 year-old son who is a voracious reader.”

From an 11-year-old girl:

“I really loved this book! It had plenty of adventure and action, and there were all sorts of characters. Anyone who likes Percy Jackson, Greek Mythology, or of course Thor/Avengers will like this book. I recommend it highly!”

From a reader who is a total mystery to me…

“It was awesome! The best book ever!! I couldn’t set it down. Every chance I could, I would read it. Once you start, you can’t stop.”

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Authors bios: I’m a writer-director of nonfiction television for channels such as Discovery, History and H2.   As a writer, I was often able to work from home, and so had extra time to play with my daughter Charlotte.  Among our games were made-up adventures set in the world of the Norse gods (thanks to old Thor comics!), and Charlotte would often make up new characters. When she was 8, she read my old copy of the D’Aulaires’ “Norse Gods and Giants,” and after that we began to adapt some of these games into a book format. We would go over plot points and characters, and while I did most of the typing, much of the story and several of the main characters are Charlotte’s – and she, of course, approved (or changed!) lines, plot points, etc.

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