Sometimes you just have to believe.
Finding her destiny nearly cost her everything. Kristia knows she can handle whatever The Fates throw at her next—including her long-awaited honeymoon with the God of Winter. But as things heat up between Kristia and Ull, a frost settles over Asgard. An unexpected death marks the beginning of the end, much earlier than anyone expected. Kristia’s barely begun to understand what she’s capable of, and controlling her powers seems completely out of her grasp. With her new family fighting for their lives, and Ull fighting for their future, Kristia has to make a devastating choice: preserve the life she loves, or protect the god she can’t live without?
***I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own***
We’ve come to the last book in the Elsker Saga. Tro is the final chapter in Kristia and Ull’s story. It’s not the end of their adventures, I’m sure. This book picks up where the other left off. She’s finally able to go on her honeymoon to be with the Norse god of her dreams. But while they were there, the events leading to Ragnarök occur and Kristia and Ull find themselves not only fighting for their lives, but for the lives of Asgard and Midgard as well.
We are back with our friends, Gunnar and Inga, Elsker and Olaug. We also get to see more Sif and Thor and Odin. I’m surprised Skadi doesn’t make another appearance. I thought for sure she’d have had a hand in Elf man’s plan. Speaking of Elf man, we get to meet his monstrosities. I will say that this book I liked the best. All the build up culminated into the last half of this book and it was good and it was worth the wait. I wish I could tell you all what’s going through my mind, but to do that would require me to do something to erase your memories and since I’m not gifted with that ability, I shall only say…I’m sorry. It’s really good and I can only urge you to buy the books and read them for yourself.
Ms. Bende really got me with this book. In her other books, I felt like the pacing was kind of slow though we jumped large swaths of time. But I can see why now. It was just fueling this crescendo that occurs at the climax of this book. Well done I say! So, as I said earlier. This IS a book I’d recommend. But please read them in order, Tur, Elsker, Endre, and Tro. I hear that she has Gunnar’s brother’s story in the works, but don’t quote me on that! You’ll have to ask her that yourself. So, in this story there is consummation of the marriage. BUT it’s very tastefully done without details. So it’s still good for the YA crowd.
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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