Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler
Published December 7, 2004
- Author Clive Cussler
Another adventure starring the marvellous Dirk Pitt and his very best friend Al Giordino. This time they are faced with a mixture of oil tycoons, an engineering genius and ancient Vikings, all joined together in a mysterious plot that could ruin the government and eventually the world.
Obviously, we adore Dirk, he’s strong and adventurous and yet the most complete gentleman you could ask for. Almost suspiciously so! I was less averse to the details instilled in this book but I found some of the descriptions quite obvious.
For example, he’ll explain how someone is feeling when it’s really quite clear that they will be happy or upset or miserable. Perhaps the descriptions add to the narrative, but I didn’t feel like they’d be missing if they weren’t there.
That said, it was a fabulous story and I’m really glad that I read it, although, the ending leaves a lot to be desired.