The Doomsong Sword is a book about Davor and his harrowing adventures. Davor is a dreamer, stuck at home with his two brothers. He's told to go buy his adopted father some medicine. He stops by the tavern first to warm up and listen to fables. When he is asked by an old sea captain to join his crew, he decides to leave his island without a second thought, not even bringing his sick father the medicine. A shipwreck leaves them all stranded, and Davor is sent to find help. After wandering for a bit, he finds a house where something magical happens. While there, he encounters a powerful figure with a staff and feels the need to follow him. After some time Davor becomes his apprentice, but there are some perils. Will Davor ever overcome his obstacles? Can Davor ever make it home?
J. G. Harlond wrote a great book filled with action and adventure, but it had a magical and mythological side as well. The author incorporated the theme of being an outsider and finding a place that feels like home. I was kind of on the fence about this book. The book was very slow-paced to start, but as the book progressed and Davor got deeper into the magical side, I started enjoying it more. I especially liked it when Davor stole the cursed ring from a troll. Davor was kind of down-to-earth, which I liked.
I also enjoyed the addition of Norse mythologies to this book.
This story was definitely unique, and I can't really compare this book to any others that I have read. I would recommend this book to ages 12 and up because there were some parts of the book that were hard to understand.