Blog Tour Review: Northern Wrath by Thilde Kold Holdt (Book 1)

Hi Bookish friends!!!

Today is my 1st stop of 3 on the blog tour for The Hanged God Trilogy by Thilde Kold Holdt!!

For today’s post I’ll be sharing details about the first book in the trilogy, Northern Wrath as well as my thoughts on this adult fantasy!!

A massive thank you to Dave @The_WriteReads/@WriteReadsTours, and the gang for my spot on the tour!! And to @Solaris_books for providing a physical copy of this book.

So, without further ado let’s dive right in!!


Genre: Adult Fantasy
Length: 616 Pages
Publishing: 27 th October 2020
Amazon || Goodreads


Following in the steps of Neil Gaiman & Joanne Harris, the author expertly weaves Norse myths and compelling characters into this fierce, magical epic fantasy.

A dead man, walking between the worlds, foresees the end of the gods.

A survivor searching for a weapon releases a demon from fiery Muspelheim.

A village is slaughtered by Christians, and revenge must be taken.

The bonds between the gods and Midgard are weakening. It is up to Hilda, Ragnar, their tribesmen Einer and Finn, the chief’s wife Siv and Tyra, her adopted daughter, to fight to save the old ways from dying out, and to save their gods in the process.

My Thoughts:

Northern Wrath is the first book in the Hanged God’s trilogy and a debut novel by Thilde Kold Holdt, and what a fab read it was!!

It’s fantastically written, with a fast-paced and engaging plot that is full of tension that had me gripped from start to finish.

The story is told from multiple P.O.V which follow multiple storylines. I do normally struggle with books written in this way, but I had no trouble with this one. Everything made sense and everything came together beautifully.

There is a huge cast of characters from giants to gods and dwarfs and all were superbly done, and at no point did I find them overwhelming. There is a good collection of likeable and unlikable characters, and I even found a few that I could relate to.

Now let’s talk about the world-building. Just Wow!! It was fantastic, I loved it. It was complex yet easy to follow and I loved the fact that there is no need to know or be familiar with Norse Myths and Legends as you pick up the basics as you are reading along.

This review does this book no justice, but just in case you didn’t get my point this is a fab book that I loved and couldn’t put down.

Oh and before I end my rambling let me just say what a stunning front cover this book has!!

My Rating


About the Author:

Thilde Kold Holdt is a Viking, traveller and a polygot fluent in Danish, French, English and Korean. As a writer, she is an avid researcher. This is how she first came to row for hours upon hours on a Viking warship. She loved the experience so much that she has sailed with the Viking ship the Sea Stallion ever since. Born in Denmark, Thilde has lived in many places and countries, taking a bit of each culture with her, and is currently based in Southern France where she writes full-time.


And before I go, if you’re interested in joining in with some amazing blog tours and being part of the gang just head over to Twitter and get in touch with the awesome Dave @The_WriteReads or visit the website The Write Reads. Trust me you won’t be disappointed!!!

You can also find me on: Twitter || Instagram ||Goodreads

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