The wonderful thing about The Viking Dead having been translated into German (thanks to Michael Preissl of Voodoo Press) is that all of a sudden, new reviews are popping up. The great disadvantage for me is that, despite my O-level German, I have almost no idea what they’re saying.
Thank God, then, for the technological miracle that is Google translate. Here’s what Carmen Weinand of Horror and More had to say, according to Google’s totally awesome translation engine:
“The Viking Dead by Toby Venables, not to be confused with The Walking Dead (although I like the pun), is a horror tome of a special kind.“
Did you get the pun? Me neither. But never mind, let’s move on…
The author was previously not known to me, but Michael Preissls (Voodoo Press) tireless search for exceptional fabric, it is thanks to them that this has now changed. And this extraordinary novel is definitely. “
This is good stuff – I strive to be definitely with all my fabric.
“If you feel slain as a reader in the first moment of numerous Scandinavian name literally, you put a little later already irretrievably stuck in a dark, sinister atmosphere. Brave Viking, horrible creatures, and finally a young lad who will say goodbye forever from his childhood, make this story into an immersive experience.”
I’m liking this more and more. Go on…
“Linguistically, we find ourselves naturally in some old-fashioned climes again, but harms the reading fun in any way. On The Contrary! Toby Venables it goes first to a little quieter, but then builds a gorgeous black voltage arc that its full force finally proposes to the reader in a bloody showdown for the ears. So I like that. You can feel it coming. And when it comes, it brings a out of the shoes.”
OK, that’s it. Reviews will never, ever get better than this. But it’s not over yet.
“The Viking Dead shows the reader that the Vikings not only drink mead and battered helmets bulge. THIS Vikings have other problems. Toby Venables knows the truth about the blood on their weapons. Okay, that’s not entirely true. I am now also inaugurated – and have not looked back. I would be happy to recommend this tome on.”
So, there you have it. A gorgeous black voltage arc. Bulging battered helmets. And shoes.
Thanks to Carmen for what was once, I firmly believe, a wonderful review – and to dear Google, for translating it into… whatever that is. On the positive side, I don’t think Skynet’s quite ready to take over just yet.