Good morning and welcome to the second book review of the day! This time it is the second Barnabas Tew book, following the first in the series which I reviewed back in August, Barnabas Tew And The Case Of The Missing Scarab. See what I thought of that here and see if I enjoyed the second book by reading on!
Hold your flying horses!
Barnabas and Wilfred, two earnest but bumbling Victorian detectives, travel through the Nine Worlds of Norse mythology, trying to stave off the impending end of the world, an event which the locals call “Ragnarok”. This time around, however, the intrepid twosome has some help: a brave Viking seer named Brynhild and her flying horse.
Can the two plucky detectives and the fearsome Brynhild outwit those who would bring about Ragnarok? Will they survive the harsh conditions and terrifying creatures of the Norse afterlife? Will they save the world…again?
I really do love the covers of these books! Once again I was hooked by the author’s inventive and comical story telling. Barnabas and Wilfred make a great duo, probably more suited to a double act rather than investigators but somehow things manage to work out for them.
Just like the first, I really enjoyed this book. It continued straight on from when that one left off, and we were introduced to new characters from Norse mythology, some of which I hadn’t heard of. This however, was okay, as apparently Barnabas hadn’t either! Brynhild, the guide, was a great addition to the double;e act and made sure this wasn’t as much of an issue, to the unknowledgeable reader like myself, as well as the bumbling Barnabas.
Often the further stories in a series tend to be a little bit of a let down for me – much the same as movie sequels. This however, could even be possibly better than the first. Both, however are excellent and I highly recommend the series to all. Looking forward to a third!
Columbkill Noonan lives in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, where she teaches yoga and Anatomy and Physiology. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines. Her first novel, “Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab” by Crooked Cat Books, was released in 2017, and her latest work, “Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Nine Worlds”, is set to be released in September 2018.
In her spare time, Columbkill enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, aerial yoga, and riding her rescue horse, Mittens.
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