Inga Andersson just can’t catch a break. She’s supposed to be enjoying a ski week in beautiful Åre, Sweden, with her immortal-assassin-husband. Instead, she and Gunnar are trapped inside a bizarre scavenger hunt, unraveling an incomprehensible riddle at the bequest of a mysterious being. And if Inga and Gunnar don’t decipher the puzzle and deliver a mythological relic to a New Orleans graveyard within three days, they’ll be ejected from the Norse pantheon, stripped of their immortality, and cast as the solitary line of defense against the onslaught of frost giants and Helbeasts ready to bring about Midgard’s fall. What started as a party game has become a lethal challenge with irreparable consequences, not only for Inga, but for the god she loves . . . and the realm she adores.
Let the hunt begin.
***I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own.***
Why oh why are we given such short stories involving my favourite Asgardian couple? *sigh* Gunnar really IS funner! We’re back with Gunnar and Inga and they’re enjoying their holiday before heading to Cardiff to join their friend Ull, the God of Winter. This is before any of the Elsker trilogy. This is also part of the Supernatural Chronicles that several authors have gotten together to write.
Inga and her husband are on the slopes in Sweden with Gunnar’s brother Henrik and his friend Brynn. They get a message to bring something of value to New Orleans or all kinds of Hel will break loose.
I really and truly LOVE this couple. I love Inga and her devotion to her husband and Gunnar and his love and devotion to her. I’m still trying to figure out why we don’t have several full length novels about them. They definitely get into enough scrapes to fill them. Maybe one day. I really enjoyed this story and as if you couldn’t tell, my only complaint is that it ended far too soon.
Ms. Bende is in the same universe between Elsker and Aere, but she’s bridging the gap between the two with the two brothers. I really did enjoy this short and was sad when it was over. I can’t wait to hear more about my favourite couple in future stories, or hopefully their own full length story. So, yes, I would most definitely recommend this story…because Gunnar IS funner after all!
Before finding domestic bliss in suburbia, S.T. Bende lived in Manhattan Beach (where she became overly fond of Peet’s Coffee) and Europe… where she became overly fond of McVities cookies. Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher inspired the books of The Elsker Saga and the Ære Saga. She hopes her characters make you smile, and she dreams of skiing on Jotunheim and Hoth.
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