Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Book Review: The Winter Riddle by Sam Hooker (Humour/Fantasy)

Title: The Winter Riddle
Author: Sam Hooker
Publisher:
Black Spot Books

Publication Date: 1 November 2018
Pages:
264
Format:
eBook - EPUB
Genre:
Humour/Fantasy
Source:
ARC via NetGalley

 


When destiny calls on the Winter Witch to save the North Pole, will she pretend she's not in?

Once upon a time, the North Pole was a very noisy place. A kingdom cowered under the maniacal rule of the White Queen, The Vikings raided and pillaged as they were wont to do, and the Winter Witch avoided talking to any of them.

When her peace and quiet are obliterated by threats of war and Ragnarok, she'll try anything to get them back. When casting spells to become nearly invisible and dealing with otherworldly powers fail, the Winter Witch needs to forge an alliance with Santa--a retired warrior who's anything but jolly--to save the North Pole from calamity.

Will the Vikings take up arms against the frost giants? Will an evil necromancer keep the kingdom in the grip of fear? And for the love of Christmas, will everyone who isn't the Winter Witch please stop meddling with dark forces beyond mortal comprehension for a bit?

Deck the halls and bar the doors! We're in for a long winter's night.


The Winter Riddle is a funny, entertaining tale that blends Santa with witches, Vikings, and Norse gods. The book kept me amused from start to finish, and often had me laughing out loud. The characters are well written and nicely fleshed out, and the plot is great fun and perfectly paced. All in all, this is a great book to read snuggled up by the fire on a cold winter's night. I appreciated the quirky humour in this piece and would definitely read more by the author in the future.

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