Praise for The Blackwell Pages:

On LOKI'S WOLVES:


"Norse mythology brought to life with engaging contemporary characters and future volumes that promise explosive action; ideal for Percy Jackson fans who want to branch out." (Kirkus)


"Loki's Wolves brings Norse mythology to the modern world...The background and explanation of the legends are clear and a natural fit to the story and dialogue, bringing life to lesser-known Norse mythology Recommended for those who enjoyed Rick Riordan's 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians' series." (School Library Journal)


"This smart, fast-paced, action-packed novel...offers readers a solid adventure story that still manages not to skimp on character...An excellent what-to-read-next for Percy Jackson fans, this novel will also please young readers of Marvel's Thor and myth-lovers already familiar with Norse lore..." (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)


"Fierce adventure, lightning pace, furious action, and original, engaging characters. I was hooked from the first hammer swing." (Eoin Colfer, New York Times bestselling author of Artemis Fowl)


"Loki's Wolves has everything--a fast-paced, exciting plot, endearing and honest characters, Norse mythology with a contemporary twist, and plenty of heart. I can't wait to find out what happens to Matt, Laurie, and Fen!" (Ally Condie, author of 
the #1 New York Times bestseller Matched)


"These authors are no strangers to weaving a compelling tale. Once the story moves past the background, the plot picks up quickly and the adventure doesn't disappoint." (Library Media Connection


On ODIN'S RAVENS: 


"This sequel stands by itself, as essential details of the first are neatly woven throughout. Intense action, well-crafted scenes and humor-laced dialogue add up to a sure winner. . . . What Riordan has done for Greek and Egyptian mythology, Armstrong and Marr are doing for Norse myths, and readers will come away knowing much about Valkyries, Berserkers, wulfenkind and draugr. A Hel of a good read." (Kirkus)



"This sequel to Loki’s Wolves (2013) delivers plenty of action as well as reflective moments for its five main characters, teens descended from the Norse gods Thor, Loki, Baldur, and Odin. . . . The second volume in the fast-paced Blackwell Pages series, this flows well, developing the main characters and offering moments of humor even as it delivers exciting scenes of quest, combat, and adventure. Narrative shifts from one teen hero to another add further dimension to the story as the characters confront personal insecurities, suspicions of each other, and their terrifying enemies. Keep this series in mind for Percy Jackson fans in search of fresh reading material." (Booklist​)






Accolades:

Loki’s Wolves is one of the ten finalists for the Ontario Library Association’s Red Maple Award. 


  • It is a huge honour to be nominated in the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading program. Kelley & I will be attending several events in April & May as part of this  fantastic program. (More info on their website.)
  • Loki’s Wolves came in Runner Up in the Near North region for the Red Maple.



Loki’s Wolves is on the Short List for 2015 Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award (MYRCA). 







The Blackwell Pages


By KL Armstrong and MA Marr


Not all gods live forever.  The Norse gods died; they’ve been dead and gone for centuries, but that doesn’t mean the gods or their myths are forgotten—especially in the small town of Blackwell, South Dakota.


We have a dedicated website for the series where you will find more stuff about Blackwell, South Dakota, Norse monsters, and our characters (Matt, Laurie, & Fen).


This is a series written for our sons (who were both around twelve years old when we wrote it).   My son (Dylan) is Scottish/Irish on my side, and he's Norwegian/Russian on his dad's side.  Both Dylan and Kelley's sons wanted books with "more fights, less kissing."  This trilogy is the result. 


Kelley and I each write 50% of the books, but by writing separate characters (she writes Matt; I write Laurie, Fen, and Owen).  It's been an absolute joy working with a good friend and writing book for our sons.  


FOR THE EDUCATORS (classroom or at home): There is a curriculum guide linked on the menu & the Blackwell website too. 

Blackwell Worldwide Publishers:

  1. English (North America) – Little, Brown/Hachette 
  2. English (UK) – Atom/Hachette
  3. French – Editions Milan
  4. Portuguese (Brazil) – Rocco
  5. Russian – Eksmo 
  6. Thai - Amarin Printing
  7. Vietnamese – Le Chi
  8. Turkish--Kilavuz
  9. Hungarian-- Gabo 
  10. Polish-- Wilga
  11. Chinese-- Sharp Point
  12. ​Norway-- Juritzen


Blackwell Media Adaptation:


Stay tuned for information on where and when you can meet Matt & Laurie in a  video game !!!