Blog Tour: A Mighty Dawn

Sunday, January 07, 2018
Today's post is a book review/blog tour and if you didn't know, a blog tour consists of various book bloggers reviewing the same book in a tour of sorts within a set period of time. I have taken part in at least two so far with this one being my third and my favourite! Today's book tour is with the lovely people over at Corvus for a review of Theodore Brun's debut fantasy, adventure read, A Mighty Dawn.

*A Mighty Dawn by Theodore Brun (608 pages) ★★★ (3.75...so so close)
Some of my favourite book genres include fantasty, historical fiction, magical realism and anything related of fairytales or folklore and this one includes quite a few of these genres so I knew I would like it but there were elements that I loved even more than I thought I would and then there were a couple of issues, for me personally.

We follow Hakan, son of the Lord of the Northern Jutes, who experiences a life changing tragedy which forces him to find himself, reevaluate his life and find his purpose. This section is the first part of the book and equates to maybe the first 15% to 20% and to me, it felt quite different to the rest of the book and I wasn't very happy with the rape in this section of the book; however the rest of the story follows his journey, the people he meets on the way and his hardships which I utterly adored!

The novel is set in a viking age world, similar to our own at that time; however it also has elements of folklore, norse myths and demonic, underworld like creatures which to be honest, was one of my favourite things about the book. During December I read a book all about norse myths and the norse gods such as Odin and Loki so I was familiar with the gods in the book and their backstories, relationships and the norse view of their gods which definitely helped in my understanding of the book so I think it would be useful to have a slight understanding of norse myths and their gods before going into this book.

It has a classic adventure storyline which I loved and at times it did remind me a little of the Seeds Of Destiny series by Andrew Livingstone (which I also loved). Another aspect of the book that was so endearing was the friendship between Kai and Hakan which I loved and the adventures they go on - the fight scenes were also amazing! So after it's slightly rocky and unpredictable start, it became such a wonderful, intriguing and fantastic adventure of a book with norse gods, demonic creatures and a fast paced journey with Hakan, Kai and some pretty vicious vikings!
Thanks so much to Corvus for putting together this blog tour and for kindly sending me an early copy of the book! This debut book was so incredibly close to being a solid four star read so I cannot wait to read the second book in the series, A Sacred Storm, which is being released on the 7th June 2018.

Will you be picking up this book? Are you a adventure and fantasy fan?

20 comments

  1. This is such a great idea! Not my kind of book genre, but am interested to see what else you review x

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  2. This is not my kind of book but I admire how many books you manage to read! I want to improve on the number of books I read this year! xx

    Beautylymin

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  3. That is so good! I love how you were sent it early that is so so cool! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  4. This is fab! I wouldn't usually go for something like this but it sounds good x

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  5. I love the idea of a book tour! It is such a good idea! x

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  6. Not my kind of book but I love how you got an early copy x

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  7. now im not usuaaally into fantasy novels but im trying to broaden my horisons this year book-wise so ill add this to my book list and see how i get on!

    happy new year lovely, wishing you all the best for the year ahead xxx

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

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  8. This sounds right up my street, I am currently reading His Dark materials x

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  9. I really should get back into reading this year!

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  10. A book tour/blog review sounds great! This books sounds interesting too xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  11. This isn't the type of book I'd normally go for but it sounds really interesting.

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

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  12. Oh I’m very intrigued by this it sounds like something I’d enjoy!
    Chantelle x
    http://www.thegirlinthetartanscarf.com

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  13. This isn’t really my kind of book but I’ve been wondering what a blog book tour was for awhile now! x

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  14. I haven't ever heard of this book before but it certainly sounds interesting! I wouldn't usually read something like this but I really want to branch out more with the books that I read so I may have to look into this a bit more! xx
    www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

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  15. Love fantasy books! Definitely will have to keep my eyes for this one next time I'm in my local book store 😀

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  16. This sounds like a really interesting book with some fantastic themes running through it. I'll be passing, but only because of the rape aspect. I'll definitely be keeping an eye open for the second book when it's released. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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  17. Ahh I don't know if this would be my kind of book just based on the setting but I love your review

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  18. How cool that you were sent it early x

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  19. This sounds a really exciting book! Xx

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