Warrior of the Wild
by Tricia Levenseller
How do you kill a god?
As her father’s chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: To win back her honor, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year—or die trying.
I picked up ‘Warrior of the Wild’ as part of the N.E.W.T.S readathon in August. I read it for the Charms O grade for the prompt ‘a book with a gorgeous cover’, because honestly is the cover not stunning!
Throughout the story we follow Rasmira as she prepares to take a trial which will secure her a place as a warrior amongst her tribe. If these trials are failed, the patricipant is banished and must complete a task set for them by the tribe leader. These tasks are always difficult and always fare of the side of impossible as well as playing on people fears to prevent them from completing the tasks and being able to return from banishment to their tribes. Rasmira is given the job of killing a god that is terrorising the village.
Rasmira is a determined main character who will not take this banishment laying down. She wants nothing more than to go back and show her village that she is a warrior and she will lead her village.
The description of the forest throughout the story really adds to the story that is being told. I found it so easy to visualise where the characters were and really made the read more vivid and immersive.
I loved the viking nature of this story and the way it was really telling a more fantasy version of these historic people.
‘Warrior of the Wild’ is a quick and entertaining read that has readers rooting for the characters to succeed.
Ease of reading: 8/10
Character Development: 8/10
World Building: 8/10
Quality of Writing: 8/10
Do you know of any other stories that are similar to ‘Warrior of the Wild’?