A Legends of Asgard novel
I received an advance reader copy of this book from Aconyte Books via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
This Marvel prose novel features the Warriors Three: Fandral the Dashing, Hogun the Grim, and Volstagg. These three friends of Thor should be familiar to anyone who has read many of the Thor graphic novels featuring Asgardian characters or who has watched the first couple of Thor movies from the MCU (Marvel cinematic universe).
This book starts out with the Warriors Three assisting in a revolt by citizens of an Asgardian city against the tyrant who rules over them, but they are quickly sidetracked by a local wizard into defeating three other wizards spread across time and space to recover magical artifacts before said wizards can use them to overthrow Odin. The three wizards live in three very different worlds, and the bulk of the story involves the battle against each wizard before ending with a final battle back in Asgard.
I gave Three Swords a five-star rating on Goodreads. The characterization of each of the Warriors Three conforms to established canon and its a lot of fun to watch their interaction with each other, whether in battle or not. Their battle against the first of the wizards could have been better, but I enjoyed the second and third battles a lot. I hope to see more of these characters in upcoming novels as the series continues.
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