Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something…
Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology, and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her, his memories erased by Norns—Norse destiny deities—to punish her for defying them.
So Raine comes up with a plan…
She will make Torin forget his one rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again. But she quickly learns that well-laid plans do not work when dealing with deities and supernatural beings. Desperate, Raine makes choices that could not only tear her and Torin further apart, but lead to the destruction of everything and everyone she loves.
This story continues from Runes. Raine and Torin’s story isn’t over yet. Something happens and Raine has to carry the memories for both her and Torin. And in this story, we get to watch them fall in love all over again. Which is interesting. Most sequels that are a continuation of the same love story, this doesn’t exactly follow that trend. I’m really curious to see how the main story progresses over the course of the series. You have the son of Baldur and Hel, the new Völva, the Norns, and Valkyrie. Is Ragnarök coming? Can it be staved off? ACK! The questions kill me! Which just means that it’s an interesting series if it keeps me reading it. You get to know several characters better in this book than you did in the previous one. There is a Valkyrie named Andris who was someone who really irked me in the first book, truly developed nicely into a more dynamic character. To be honest, I am more interested in seeing where he leads as a character than I was in the main characters of the book. Not that I didn’t like them, but their more fixed characters. And with his mutable personality, he can’t be predicted. Another character I want to see how they turn out is Eirik. He really suffers through changes in this book. Not all for the better but not for the worse either. I think his true mettle is being tested. These are two that are wild cards and could push things to go in any direction. Raine and Torin…well, they are solid. They’ve been through plenty, there should be no reason for them to not be able to weather any storm together.
Again, Ednah Walters doesn’t fail. This book didn’t fall into the second book slump trap. It was interesting and it had a twist I completely didn’t see coming. I about had a freak out moment late last night as I was finishing up. It definitely gives a gentle nudge for Grimnirs because we get some perspective from Cora who was curiously quiet in this story. Would I recommend this book to others. Most definitely. This series hasn’t disappointed me yet, and it doesn’t appear to head that way any time soon if rumors are true. There’s something about an Echo…..
About the Author
Ednah is the author of four series:
The Guardian Legacy series: YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. Awakened (book 0 prequel), Betrayed (book 1), Hunted (book 2), and Forgotten (book 4). She’s presently working on the last book in the series, tentatively titled, Vindicated (book 5).
Runes Series: a Young adult paranormal romance about Norse mythology, reapers and immortals. Runes (book 1), Immortals (book 2), Seeress (book 3), and she is presently working on Witches (book 4).
Grimnirs Series: This is a spinoff the Runes series and can be read alone or with the Runes series: Grimnirs (book 1), Souls (book 2).
The Fitzgerald Family Series: Contemporary romance under the pseudonym E. B. Walters. You can visit her online on FB, her blog, or at http://www.ednahwalters.com and http://www.author-e-b-walters.com.