Siri the Viking: Mimir’s Well by Patric Nystrom – Book Review

Siri the Viking: Mimir’s Well by Patric Nystrom – Book Review

Siri the Viking Mimir's Well by Patric Nystrom

Siri the Viking: Mimir’s Well

Author – Patric Nystrom
Illustrator – Per Demervall
Publisher – Eken Press
Pages – 86
Released – 15th August 2020
ISBN-13 – 978-1908233295
Format – hardcover
Review by – Stacey
Rating – 5 Stars
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SIRI IS BACK for another adventure! This time, the brave Viking girl and her friend Zack are searching for a lost treasure. They are helped along by Ansgar the monk, who is looking for his stolen books. A series of clues point them toward a mysterious place called Mimir’s Well. But the villainous Ivar and his clumsy assistant Grim are hot on their trail, eager to get the treasure for themselves.

Once again Siri has to use all her cleverness as she faces baffling riddles and dangerous traps. If she makes it through, perhaps she may find the answer to the greatest riddle of all: what precious treasure lies hidden in the depths of Mimir’s Well?

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Siri, who is the daughter of the Viking village Chieftain, Torkel is back in her second adventure. This time her royal friend Zack who we meet in the first book, ‘Siri the Viking: The Emperor’s Treasure‘, comes for a visit.

Siri takes Zack to the markets where they come across Ivar the Terrible and his accomplice Grim who are trying to sell some books that they had stolen but the original owner is there and takes the books from the thieves. Inquisitive Siri wants to know about the books. Upon opening the books they find a letter about Mimir’s Well, the place where Odin went to get all the knowledge of the world.

Siri, Zack, and the owner of the books decide to go looking for the well, but Ivar and Grim are not far behind. Does the well really exist and who will find it first if it does?

I really enjoyed the first book in the Siri the Viking series and couldn’t wait to start this one. Siri is only eleven-years-old but she is very clever. She reads a lot of books and has a great wealth of knowledge that she uses every day. As well as clever she is brave and heroic too. She proves just how powerful books can be!

These books are not only filled with great adventure stories, they are educational too. From the information about the characters at the beginning to real-life characters within the plot, and factual information at the end. These books have certainly taught me a thing or two about Viking times and also this book taught me information about Odin that I never knew (my knowledge of Odin stops at the Avengers movies).

I love the way the book has been written in comic book style – I never thought comic books were for me, but these books have changed my mind. I love the illustrations and the humour that runs throughout these stories, they made me giggle quite a few times.

These books are perfect for educating children about the Viking’s without them even realising they are learning as they are so enjoyable and keep you reading. Plus, at only 86 pages long they can be read in one sitting.

Overall, another fabulous Siri adventure. I now can’t wait for more to come out as I just love her story so much.

Book Reviewer – Stacey

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About the Author of Siri the Viking: Mimir’s Well

Patric Nyström (born 1968) debuted in 1991 and has since written for a long line of comic book series, including the Swedish Moomin comics and the comic adaptation of Frans G. Bengtsson’s epic The Long Ships (Red Orm), the first part of which was published in 1999.

Siri the Viking, in which real historical events, places and people serve as the backdrop for the title character’s adventures, is his first major solo project.

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About the Illustrator

Per Demervall (born 1955) is one of Sweden´s most experienced comic book artists, with a wide range of publications. He made his debut in 1979 with Ulltryfflarna (The Wool Truffles), a fantasy comic for children. His breakthrough came in 1986 with the comic book adaption of August Strindberg´s The Red Room.

In December 2018 he was awarded the Swedish Academy of Comic Art´s prestigious Adamson statuette for “a versatile and long-standing comic book career”. Demervall’s recent work on the series Siri the Viking has been highly praised.

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7 Responses

  1. Jo Linsdell says:

    Siri the Viking sounds like a fun read. My kids might enjoy reading this one.

  2. Nadene says:

    This sounds fun.

  3. Nadene says:

    Siri the Viking sounds like quite the adventure.

  4. DJ Sakata says:

    This looks like good fun – the cover is colorful and cute and reminds me of a comic I read as a child.

  5. I love graphic novels and comics for this age group. Thanks for introducing me to a new series.

  6. Robin Loves Reading says:

    I love a book that will teach a child without the child learning that they are being taught, LOL.