Reviewers praise Thunder Road for its "Rich" use of mythology and local setting

Chadwick Ginther's Thunder Road was recently reviewed by the SF Signal and blogger Lindsay KitsonLindsay Kitson. Paul Weimer of the SF Signal SF Signal marvels at the novel's use of location and protagonist, writing that Ginther "uses the Canadian setting, urban and back-country, to his advantage, bringing Manitoba and all of its aspects to vivid life," and that the authors choice to write "a relatively ordinary, blue-collar guy as a protagonist was absolutely refreshing."

"I put down Mockingjay to read this one," claims blogger and online book reviewer Lindsay Kitson, who was impressed by the Ginther's clearly extensive research: "I probably don’t know enough about Norse mythology to truly appreciate the amount of research the author’s done – the worldbuilding is rich with it. But at the same time, it’s modernized. The characters of myth have adapted to the modern world."

Read the full reviews here: http://lindsaykitson.com/2013/07/10/book-review-thunder-road/http://lindsaykitson.com/2013/07/10/book-review-thunder-road/

And here: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2013/07/book-review-thunder-road-by-chadwick-ginther/

 

Chadwick Ginther's Thunder Road was recently reviewed by the SF Signal and blogger Lindsay KitsonLindsay Kitson. Paul Weimer of the SF Signal SF Signal marvels at the novel's use of location and protagonist, writing that Ginther "uses the Canadian setting, urban and back-country, to his advantage, bringing Manitoba and all of its aspects to vivid life," and that the authors choice to write "a relatively ordinary, blue-collar guy as a protagonist was absolutely refreshing."

"I put down Mockingjay to read this one," claims blogger and online book reviewer Lindsay Kitson, who was impressed by the Ginther's clearly extensive research: "I probably don’t know enough about Norse mythology to truly appreciate the amount of research the author’s done – the worldbuilding is rich with it. But at the same time, it’s modernized. The characters of myth have adapted to the modern world."

Read the full reviews here:   http://lindsaykitson.com/2013/07/10/book-review-thunder-road/http://lindsaykitson.com/2013/07/10/book-review-thunder-road/

And here: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2013/07/book-review-thunder-road-by-chadwick-ginther/

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Thunder Road: In a flash, Ted Callan’s world exploded and amid the flames he saw the incomprehensible, the burning figure of the fire giant Surtur. Before long, Ted learns that the creatures of Norse folklore walk among us and his fate is forever tied to them.

Ted wants nothing more than to have his old life back. No more magic. No more smart-ass gods. To get it, Ted is willing to fight his way through any creature of legend. The problem is, if he succeeds, it might just be the end of the world.

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Originally from Morden, Manitoba, Chadwick Ginther has been twice nominated for the Harper Collins Handselling Award for Booksellers, which he won in 2008. Previously, he was Aqua Books’ Emerging Writer-in-Residence. Chadwick is a regular contributor to Quill & Quire, the Winnipeg Review and Prairie Books NOW and has done guest blogs for Manitoba Scene. His short fiction has also appeared in On Spec Magazine. He lives and writes in Winnipeg. Thunder Road is his first published full length work.