Slaughtered Gods by Thilde Kold Holdt is the final book in the Hanged God Viking mythology trilogy. Ms. Holdt’s is a fantasy writer, this is her first series.
Once again, Ms. Holdt does a fantastic job retelling Norse mythology to the masses. Northern Wrath set the stage, Shackled Fates set Ragnarök, and in Slaughtered Gods author Thilde Kold Holdt finished up the storyline in a very satisfactory manner.
This book takes place three winters after the second. All our beloved characters are in preparation for war; however, they’re taking different paths, and even different religions in order to advance their agenda. The world has changed but I never got confused which is a credit to the author’s great skill at weaving a narrative.
The final battle was chaotic, as most big battles are. But the reader is already aware of the motivations and why Ragnarök must take place. All three books are immersive and well-written, the different plot points come together naturally without them being forced.
On this point, though I have to mention that it’s better to read the three books in order. In fact, the author numbers her chapters accordingly. This book, for example, starts at chapter 168 which is just a summary of the previous books, but you get my point. Usually, books in a series are meant to be enjoyed separately, and while this is certainly the case, I can’t imagine reading them out of order.
I have enjoyed the Hanged God series very much, even though it’s certainly not the usual genre I read. I’m glad I read the series, I learned a lot about Norse mythology and found a new author.
Ragnarök is upon the nine worlds.
Hilda, fighting with the gods, finds herself on opposite sides of Einar, which is fighting with the giants. Along the way all the beloved characters return to fight to either prevent Ragnarök, or let it happen.
Zohar — Man of la Book
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