Seidman

 
0.0
 
5.0 (2)
447   0
Write Review
Seidman
Author(s)
Publisher
Age Range
13+
Release Date
June 01, 2012
ISBN
978-1613725764
Buy This Book
      
In Viking Age Iceland, where boys are expected to grow into strong farmers and skilled warriors, there is little place for a sickly twelve-year-old boy like Kol until he catches the eye of a seið-woman—a sorceress—and becomes her apprentice. Kol travels to the sorceress’s home, where her grandson, Thorbrand, takes Kol under his wing. Before long Kol discovers something else about himself that is different—something else that sets him apart as unmanly: Kol has fallen in love with another boy.

But the world is changing in ways that threaten those who practice the ancient arts. As Kol’s new life takes him across the Norse lands, he finds that a new religion is sweeping through them, and King Olaf Tryggvason is hunting down and executing sorcerers. When a decades-old feud forces Thorbrand to choose between Kol and his duty to his kinsman, Kol finds himself cast adrift with only the cryptic messages of an ancient goddess to guide him to his destiny—and possibly to his death.


User reviews

2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0  (2)
Characters 
 
5.0  (2)
Writing Style 
 
5.0  (2)
Already have an account? or Create an account
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Gentle Love Story, Vibrant Backdrop

Seidman is a gentle love story set against a vibrant backdrop. Woven with magic, mythology, and Icelandic history, this well-written tale explores the love between two boys, kept apart by honor and duty, and the looming threat of religious persecution. I am an author and a teacher. I loved this book and would not hesitate to recommend it to my YA students.

Good Points
Well written, with well-developed characters and a facinating setting.
Was this review helpful to you? 
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Gentle Love Story, Vibrant Background

"Seidman" is a gentle love story set against a vibrant backdrop. Woven with magic, mythology, and Icelandic history, this well-written tale explores the love between two boys, kept apart by honor and duty, and the looming threat of religious persecution. I am an author and a teacher. I loved this book and would not hesitate to recommend it to my older students.

Good Points
I love epic fantasy, and this book fit the bill. It held my attention from the beginning to the end.
Was this review helpful to you? 
Powered by JReviews

Current Giveaways

 

     

 

  

   

   

 

   

   

   

  

 

 

 

 

 

Latest Book Listings Added

Stars Above
The enchantment continues. . . . The universe...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Secret of Letting Go
One summer can change everything... Haunted with...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Asleep
To cure fear, you must use fear." ...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Where Futures End
Five teens. Five futures. Two worlds. One...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Riders
Riders. A new fantasy adventure from New York Times and...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Salt to the Sea
For readers of Between Shades of Gray and All...
 
4.7
 
4.7 (1)
The Truth
“I tied you up because I need you to listen,”...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
banished.jpg
Perfect for fans of Cleopatra's Moon and the adult...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Assassin's Heart
In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of...
 
4.0
 
4.0 (1)
Revenge and the Wild
The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless...
 
3.0
 
3.7 (2)
Go to Sleep, Monster!
Go to Sleep, Monster! is a funny and surprising twist...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Jungle Book, A retelling of the classic tale
Mowgli’s story comes to life in this classic retelling of...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Distance From A to Z
This full-length novel by debut author Natalie Blitt is...
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Almost Midnight
A vampire and a werewolf who never fit in....
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
The Great Hunt
Kill the beast. Win the girl. A...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
What If You Had Animal Ears?
What if you woke up one morning and your ears...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)