Book One: The Wolf Mile
Book Two: The Blood Isles
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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Source: The publisher kindly sent me a copy of this book to review
Rating: 4/5 stars
Synopsis Book One
Tyler is barely existing since the disappearance of his sister six months before. One evening three men hand him a silver amulet: the talisman of the Valhalla Horde. Tyler is about to go on a journey that will test him to breaking point as he searches for his sister and for meaning to his life.
A forbidden contest. An international game.
Bankrolled by the world’s wealthy elite and followed by thousands online, two teams of warriors vie for dominance … and the streets of Edinburgh run with blood.
Into this secret struggle steps Tyler Maitland, seeking his lost sister, and Lana Cameron, grieving her dead child. When they are accosted by figures in black hoodies and each handed a silver amulet, they recognize the Triple Horn of Odin – the talisman of the Valhalla Horde.
They are being recruited into the great game known as The Pantheon. And one day they will change everything.
Now they must risk their lives and join the ranks of seven ancient warrior teams which inhabit this illicit world. Their journey will be more wondrous and horrifying than anything they could have dreamed, taking each of them to the depths of their souls … and testing them to breaking point as they search for loved ones and for the meaning in their lives.
Let the Season begin.
The Pantheon Series immediately caught my eye as soon as I read the synopsis. A deadly game played by teams of warriors on the streets of Edinburgh? What more could you want? I picked up this series and was immediately hooked. Book one follows Tyler who is still reeling from the disappearance of his sister six months ago. Desperate to find out what happens to her Tyler enters into a deadly game where he must use everything he has to survive.
The Wolf Mile is the definition of a page turner. I could not put this book down. I absolutely sped through 400 pages and immediately picked up The Blood Isles. The story had such a unique premise and I loved seeing Edinburgh brought to life in the pages. As you can expect the story is pretty fast paced and there is plenty of action that had me right on the edge of my seat. There are also some gory moments and the series has definitely given me Hunger Games meets Game of Thrones vibes.
The Wolf Mile is an impressive debut and The Blood Isles is a brilliant heart pounding sequel. This series is shaping up to be a really incredible trilogy and I cannot wait to see where Barrington takes the series in the next installment. Thankfully the wait for book three isn’t too long, so now is the perfect time to binge read books one and two!