Thunder Road

Thunder Road In a flash the world Ted Callan knew exploded The fire on the patch had burned everything to the ground including his marriage Now he s on the road looking for a fresh start What he finds is a myste

  • Title: Thunder Road
  • Author: Chadwick Ginther
  • ISBN: 9780888014009
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a flash, the world Ted Callan knew exploded The fire on the patch had burned everything to the ground, including his marriage Now he s on the road looking for a fresh start What he finds is a mysterious young woman named Tilda who tells him he s destined to be a hero or die a quick and painful death.When three stout men break into his hotel room, bind him to the bedIn a flash, the world Ted Callan knew exploded The fire on the patch had burned everything to the ground, including his marriage Now he s on the road looking for a fresh start What he finds is a mysterious young woman named Tilda who tells him he s destined to be a hero or die a quick and painful death.When three stout men break into his hotel room, bind him to the bed and carve his skin with a stylus it appears she was right The next thing Ted knows, his body is covered in an elaborate norse tattoo, complete with the power of the Gods As he seeks out the three men who assaulted him, Ted learns that the creatures of Norse mythology walk in the world of humankind and some of them want to see it burn.Accompanied by the trickster Loki and the bequiling Tilda, Ted wants nothing than to have his old life back No tattoos No smart ass Gods No mystic powers The problem is, if he succeeds, it might just be the end of the world.

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    1. Gritty is one of the words from the cover of this book. It certainly is. But I enjoyed it and will definitely read the sequels even though I didn't particularly like the main character, Ted. He is bitter, angry and foul mouthed. In the first few pages of the book, he is abducted by dwarves, who tatoo him from head to toe with Norse symbols. Upon awakening from the ordeal, he begins to discover the powers that accompany the ink. I was particularly fond of Huginn and Muninn (Odin's ravens, Thought [...]

    2. I will admit, through the first few chapters, I was ready to toss the protagonist aside, but something in the quality of Ginther's writing kept me in the book. Maybe it was his style or the rich detail of his settings -- or the wonderfully wild and abrupt appearance of dwarves in a seedy Winnipeg bar -- whatever it was, or all of the above, I'm glad I stuck around. By the middle, I was flipping pages faster and faster, totally convinced and in suspense how it would end. And you know, by the end? [...]

    3. This is one of those books where I wish I could give 1/2 stars. I liked it more than three stars but not quite four. Giving it four to support the local guy!There were things I liked very much about Thunder Road. Being a Manitoban, it was great to read a novel (especially one that was gritty and cool) about my neck of the woods. Really liked the settings he chose and the way he wrote about them. Also really liked the plot and the main character, Ted. Will definitely read the second book when it [...]

    4. This author is a friend of mine. I went to his book release, cried, took photos, and stood in line to get my book autographed. It was one of the nicest evenings in recent memory.When I started reading, I was so proud! I heard my friend's voice, recognized familiar hangout's from our university days. Again, it was a wonderful moment. Then slowly, I fell into the story and forgot all about it. I stayed up far too late to read the book in only two sittings. It's a great un-put-downable story filled [...]

    5. Holy crap is this ever good! The main character, Ted, is working the oil patch when he witnesses a devastating explosion, and something profoundly, deeply, unbelievably terrifying within the flames. That sight changes him in ways he'd never expect. I don't want to spoil it, because you *gotta* read this, but stuff happens, with dwarves, and magic, and all kinds of Viking goodness. Oh, and Loki. He's involved too. Loved it!

    6. While this book was a little out of my element, I found myself intrigued by the characters and the sheer nitty gritty descriptiveness of the entire book. A bit of a mystery, mixed with fantasy, and just enough sex, this book held my interest and left me wanting more. Chadwick's mix of humour, tension, sex, supernatural and just the plain old Canadian nature made this an exciting read that felt comfortable with for this Albertan. I will leave this review by saying "Well I love a rainy night" -Edd [...]

    7. I think the speed at which I read Thunder Road is a good indicator of how much I enjoyed this fast-paced, Norse-mythology adventure story. If you have any interest in Norse mythology this is told in a fun and interesting way. I will definitely read the rest of the series!

    8. Fast-paced, funny, and full of f-bombs, this book made me believe that magic could be happening just down the street.

    9. Full disclosure:1. The author is not a personal friend of mine, but he is my friendly local bookseller at McNally Robinson, we do follow each other on Twitter, and he is a Manitoba author who has written a "first book", all of which will tend to induce me to be supportive.2. I seldom, if ever, read Fantasy and probably associate the genre wrongly to such, for me, unbelievable things as fairies and unicorns, super heroes and time-travel which alone will tend to induce me not to read the book.So, [...]

    10. This book is surprisingly difficult for me to review. It has gotten great reviews here on and I enjoyed reading it. I will definitely read its sequel. Yet I'm not comfortable giving it more than 3 stars, and I don't know why.Let me start with some admissions. I grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario, not too far from where much of the action occurs and, in fact, I can honestly say that there were alot of cultural touchstones for me in this book (and I'm not just talking about Tim Hortons and Second Cu [...]

    11. Norse gods running amok in Canada? How could you not love this book?Okay, sooo's Manitoba. Still, awesome. I don't get to read nearly enough Canadian fiction where cool, world-altering shit is happening in places I've actually been in this gigantic country of mine.The story revolves around Ted Callan, a man who is dragged into the Norse world of gods, dwarves, and giants after witnessing a towering fire giant step into the realm of men during an explosion in the Alberta oilpatch. He then runs in [...]

    12. Honestly, I was a little nervous about this book. I'd met Chadwick Ginther through friends at a writing convention. He's a great guy, from the same province, writing about my hometown. Instant friends. When I asked him what his book was about, it sounded pretty cool: Urban Fantasy with Norse Mythology. Except I don't read a lot of Urban/Contemporary Fantasy. I bought Thunder Road and got it autographed. Then I put off reading it for a couple reasons. How do you read your friend's book and then r [...]

    13. This book is a lot of fun, and a very well done first novel. I am a sucker for anything involving Norse mythology, so I am an easy sell on that front, but this is not a novel that is weighted down with the mythology, the human aspect comes first. This novel is also written post-Ragnarok, so by necessity a lot of the mythology is in the background, this is a novel set among the remnants of the Norse gods and mythological figures that made it through. From their point of view the Norse survivors a [...]

    14. Thunder Road tells the story of Ted, who was “touched by the Nine Worlds” when he was exposed to the fire giant Surtur during an explosion while working the oil sands in Alberta. After the giant wreaks havoc on the patch and changes Ted’s life forever, he moves to Winnipeg for a fresh start. But once he is exposed to the Nine Worlds of legend, Ted is pulled into the world of Norse Mythology. He is tied down by strangers in a hotel room and branded with markings that give him the power of t [...]

    15. I'll be honest, I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy this book. But Ginther's writing style draws you in. Yes, he may have an over-reliance on the f-word, but I can't say much do I. He sets up an interesting story by turning a man into a god and, I have to admit, for the most part, deals with some tough writing issues, including the "Superman" issue: when you create a godlike creature that essentially can't be harmed, how do you then keep up the suspense? Ginther does. He also does some fun table- [...]

    16. I was really hoping to enjoy this book more. I picked it up based on some recommendations from people I follow on GoodReads. I was very surprised that the location of the book was where I lived and I was able to recognize many of the areas discussed. I think that fact actually took away from the story as it kept on bringing me back into reality instead of remaining in a fantasy world. The story has a really good premise, I enjoyed the start and the ending but the story did not move quick enough [...]

    17. I don't read fantasy too often, however this book was written by a friend of a friend of a friend and is set in Winnipeg and Manitoba, where I lived for a number of years.It's about a former Alberta oil rig worker who is moving to Winnipeg and gets mixed up in Norse mythology and suddenly has powers and is turned into a god-like individual, much against his will. The saga leads north of Winnipeg to Gimli, Ross Lake and Flin Flon where he, a girl, and Loki have to deal with trolls, dwarfs, giants [...]

    18. If I had to describe this book in one word, it would probably be "Muscular". Which is not my usual style, but the book was quite entertaining and kept me going. Of course, it helps that I'm at least interested in Norse Mythology, and having it set in Manitoba didn't hurt, though it probably didn't help as much as one might think, other than that Chadwick clearly knows the area. It needed more female characters, though, since we're really only given the romantic interest and her grandmother (The [...]

    19. I was absolutely shocked at how good this book is, and I mean that in a very good way. As a mythological mystery/fantasy/adventure story, Ginther has hit it out of the park. As a first novel, it's got my jaw dragging on the ground. I may be drooling a bit. This is the first trilogy or book series of any kind I have been truly excited about since the Sandman graphic novels. When I read a book like this, I want everyone to read it. Often, I'll give the book away. But this one has my name in it now [...]

    20. Ginther is a very strong writer and he has sketched this world well. The characters fair jump from the page and are unique and interesting. And the dialogue is so well done I just want to hug the author like an anaconda. The Loke character was a particular favourite, even if he was a bit gritty in his language and methods. At times I had trouble understanding the motives of some of the characters, and if you're not a fan of Norse mythology or recent Thor movies this may not be for you. But all i [...]

    21. Rough and tumble Ted wakes up to tattoos and ravens talking in his head. Then there's a woman who sets him straight on so many things in hopes of saving his life! Norse mythology gets going full tilt when Ted meets Loki. Loki is his usual trickster self, but he's also got a great sense of humour! Loved it. "Thunder Road" can stand alone, but may leave you wanting more so author Chadwick Ginther has provided us two more great books to finish this rousing tale set in Canada. I have put the rest of [...]

    22. A quick read with pretty strong pacing. Loved that it was set in Canada (AB and MB) and the Norse mythology was well-handled. My biggest beef was with a poorly written female character - more male fantasy than actual woman. And with her backstory, she could have been amazing. Did like that it confirmed that the oilsands are bad news for humanity.

    23. I found it fascinating. Thinking about Norse Gods living and breathing in my home town and province was very amusing! I was blown away by the descriptions and the action sequences left me breathless. Chadwick Ginther wove in the mythology in a unique and interesting manner, not bludgeoning the reader with info dumps like some novels do.

    24. I so love books that take a fist full of your shirt, pull you in and keep you there. Thunder Road does this in spades. Reluctant hero Ted Callan is compelling, as is the pulling in of ancients from Norse mythology to Manitoba settings. The ending is particularly exciting. There were a few threads left open, which I suspect will work into the next in this trilogy. Can't wait for more!

    25. More two-and-a-half as there are some interesting ideas and it is a first book. Generally, it's a straightforward male fantasy without either the darkness, atmosphere, or sense of disaster one finds in Neil Gaiman's comparable - in plot - "American Gods". While the writing is likely better than what I'd be able to produce, it isn't what it could be.

    26. Great first novel by yet another wonderful Winnipeg writer. I thoroughly enjoyed the story although it's not the kind of book I usually read. Gritty and memorable. Look forward to Ginther's next book in this series.

    27. This was a quick and enjoyable read. I'm a sucker for Norse mythology so this novel was right up my alley. I found the characters interesting and the plot filled with the perfect combination of action, detail, and pace. Another plus for Gunther being from Manitoba!

    28. Loved this book.It grabbed me right from the start.If you love Norse mythology, you'll definitely want to read this book.

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