They say giants carved this land . . . In a cloistered Dominican convent in California, Sister Jennifer is informed by police that a terror from her past has been released from prison. Police assure her that she will be protected, but she knows the danger coming for her. Her prioress seeks a convent somewhere in the world to send the fearful nun for her safety. A convent iThey say giants carved this land . . . In a cloistered Dominican convent in California, Sister Jennifer is informed by police that a terror from her past has been released from prison. Police assure her that she will be protected, but she knows the danger coming for her. Her prioress seeks a convent somewhere in the world to send the fearful nun for her safety. A convent in Norway answers the call.In Norway, the Sister meets an eccentric man that sets off an internal conflict, but when the man, Torvør, begins to draw her emotions and ignite her independence, everything she has believed in is challenged. The ancient gods of the north have also observed her arrival, and their power pulls Jennifer from her safe life, closer to Torvør.Can their friendship stop the tragic completion of an apocalyptic saga written by an Icelandic monk 1000 years ago? Or will the end come in a bargain to save her Sisters and friends from the wrath of the ancient gods?Torvør knows the truth and has only a short time to convince the Sister that she is not a servant of God, but a god herself....
|Title||:||Child of the Jotun|
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Child of the Jotun Reviews
I’m not sure what I was expecting when I started to read this book but I sure was not expecting it to be such a mind expanding and life changing experience. This book is extremely captivating and after the first 2 chapters it was getting harder and harder to put the book down.The story in short is about Jennifer who has had a very troubled past and is now a nun at a Convent in California, but when threat from the past comes back to hunt her she is forced to leave her own country. A convent in Norway is willing to give her protection and in Norway she meets a man called Torvør who is going to change her life in ways she could never imagine.It is a story about love, eternal love, love to the universe but it is also a story about how fragile we are as humans and the painful choices we have to make to be free. In a way I found it to be a social commentary on how wrapped up we are in material gain, superficial beauty and that we have somehow lost ourselves and forgotten who we are.The characters of this story have to go through so many extremely painful experiences where they have to face their own fears and really trust in the knowledge that they have gain. How to be brave even if death can be the outcome? The people in this book are warriors and they have to face dangers from other realms and there are a lot of sacrifices on their patch. This book will take on a voyage to other worlds and dimensions and the Gods of the North have a major part in this war against the destruction of the world. As for Jennifer and Torvør we will see how they grow as human beings and how their extremely intense relationship develops. The major reason I think this book is amazing is because it takes you on an emotional roller coaster. I like book that makes me feel alive and that also makes me think. This book takes you to other dimensions that are both magical and frightening and we’ll meet strange creatures and Gods. I love that thought about all these dimensions existing all at the same time and what happens in one dimension will influence all the other ones, every action will have a reaction, but the main reason why this book is so amazing is that it changes you as a reader. The way you look at the world will not be the same and that is to me intriguing, scary and magical and all of those things that makes life so exciting. I can’t wait for the next book.
Really enjoyed reading this book and it isn´t often I get emotional when reading, but this book had that quality.
*Disclaimer*: I did receive a free copy of the novel in order to review. This however did not influence my review in any way.In her novel Child of the Jotun, Juliana Loomer weaves the story of a nun from California who flees to Norway when she is notified by the parole board that her stepfather is released from prison. Once in Norway she begins a spiritual transformation and realizes that she no longer fits with the Catholic Church and leaves behind her life as a nun. Soon after her arrival in Norway, Jennifer meets a “Mountain Man” who both frightens and intrigues her at first and after some time, the two become connected in more ways than one. He begins to teach her of the “Old Ways” and her place in this new life. The two have more than her stepfather to battle along the way though.I enjoyed the storyline for the most part; however it wasn’t the thriller I was expecting. From the description on Amazon I thought it would be more about the demons that were chasing her. The novel seems to focus on the spiritual and romantic part of her journey, which I am not a fan of unfortunately. I do love the idea of the ancient gods and the main plot of the story, just not the particular way the journey was written.There were many large (and uncommon) words throughout the novel as well, which made it a slightly difficult read for the average person. Perhaps I feel this way because I tend to read Young Adult novels, which tend to be quicker and easier to read. There were also several Norwegian terms used and while the author does provide a glossary at the end of the novel, reading it on a Kindle made it a tad lumber some to check it over and over. In addition, the novel could really use a once over by a good editor, there were numerous typos or splintered sentences in the book, things that would be very easy to miss if you were speed reading or if you were the writer and knew what it was meant to say.Overall I enjoyed the story though I probably would not read it again. The plot was interesting and I did feel a connection to the characters and that propelled me to read the rest of the book.
The American author Juliana Loomer, debuts with the book “Child of the Jotun” a captivating book set in a supernatural Norway. The story revolves around Jennifer, an ex-nun from California that has fled to Norway from “The Man”. There she meets Torvør, a man that changes her way of living. The story follows her as she grows spiritually and meets the world outside Christianity. While she falls for this mysterious man that drags her into a dangerous new world of spirits and Gods. Albeit the book is supernaturally themed, it also focuses on personal growth, and how having an open mind to things is important. Another central theme is love, and how important it is to fight for it. Loomer’s style of writing is for me the thing that draws me in the most. She often sidetracks into details simply draw you in and add reality to the story. The way the story is structured adds to the captivating effect of this book. The best thing about her writing is the characters. Especially Jennifer, they all seem real and with depth, you truly get to know the characters. All in all I have to say I am impressed by this book, I could not put it away for two days. I look forward to Loomer’s second book.In retrospect i see that for somebody who is not norwegian some of the words might be dificult, use Google translate.
This is a story about unbreakable true love and spiritual-personal growth. It wasn't actually what I was expecting when picking up this book but the story really, really moved me emotionally. It makes you think about what really matters in life and being true to yourself, not denying who you really are. It was like reading a diary and I could relate to the main character so much that some parts of the story brought tears in my eyes.