Sometimes, finding your destiny means doing the exact opposite of what The Fates have planned.
Winning the heart of an immortal assassin was a dream come true for Kristia Tostenson. Now she’s caught in a whirlwind of wedding plans, goddess lessons, and stolen kisses with her fiancé. But her decision to become immortal could end in heartbreak–not only for Kristia, but also for the god who loves her. While Ull would do anything to protect his bride, even the God of Winter is powerless against the Norse apocalypse.
Ragnarok is coming. And the gods aren’t even close to ready.
***I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own.***
We pick up a little later than we left off in Elsker, but all plans are a go in the lives of Ull Myhr and Kristia Tostenson. There’s finals, graduation for him, and a wedding to be had. But there are a lot of things beyond both Ull and Kristia at play here. And many of these things have been trying to destroy what Ull and Kristia are trying to build.
We’re back with the gang. Inga and Gunnar (that police scene had me snickering!) and Olaug and Elsker. We also get to see Victoria, Emma and an appearance by Ardis. This time we see more of the Norse gods as well. We also meet Skadi….I don’t trust Skadi, more than what we’re lead to believe in this book. She’ll have a bigger role in the next I’m sure…
I enjoyed this book better than Elsker. Elsker was good, but it was only setting the stage for this. And in this book we had a faster pace and more was actually going on. I’m sure the last book in this series will be FULL of everything because it’s all be building up to the climax in Tro.
Ms. Bende is taking us further away from the world we’re familiar with and starting to fully ensconce in a world of gods and giants and elves. And dedicated nature of her heroes and heroines are toward one another is great. Many good stories are ruined for me because of some love triangle business. And I like the ending of this book. It’s done. If we didn’t want to read any more, we’ve completed the love story. BUT why would we do that?!?! There’s still Ragnarok to contend with. AND there’s so much more to this story than a simple love story. So, would I recommend this story? Oh yeah, can’t read Elsker without reading this one! This story is good for all ages,
Before finding domestic bliss in Suburbia, ST Bende lived in Manhattan Beach (became overly fond of Peet’s coffee) and Europe… where she became overly fond of the musical Cats. Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher inspired the Elsker Saga. She hopes her characters make you smile and that one day pastries will be considered a health food.
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