Malin is a Valkyrie-in-training. It’s her responsibility to slay immortals, returning them to the afterlife to maintain balance in the world. She also struggles to maintain balance in her own life – between her studies, her duties as a Valkyrie and her conflicting feelings for her ex-girlfriend.
But when a beguiling stranger breaks into her home on a quest for vengeance, Malin’s carefully balanced life falls apart. Asher is hunting the rogue immortal who murdered his mother, and he thinks Malin may have information. Her loyalties are tested, as she uncovers a betrayal that unravels everything she thought she knew. And she must decide if helping the mysterious Asher enact his revenge is worth the risk – to the world, and to her heart.
~I was sent a copy from the publishers - all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - After I watch Thor Ragnarok I wanted everything to do with Valkyrie and this book gave me that fix. I didn't really know what to expect going into this book, I kind of just jumped into it without knowing too much and I just couldn't stop reading it once I started. I have been in such a fantasy fix and this has to be one of my favourite fantasy books so far this year.
Malin is a Valkyrie. She has to slay immortals and return them to the underworld. But, when she finds out what her mother did, something no Valkyrie has done before everything starts to change for Malin. Is her mother who she really thought she was? What else did her mother hide? What more to her mother is there?
With her best friend, her ex girlfriend and a cute guy named Asher. Malin is about to find out some things she never knew. Asher wants to destroy a rogue immortal that harmed his family. He is angry, he wants revenge and he wants Malins help. Will helping Asher change things for Malin?
I really enjoyed this book. The fight scenes where brilliant. Full of action and Valkyrie kicking butt. It also had romance, friendships, relationships and so much more in this action packed book.
It was interesting to read about these Valkyrie whose job is basically like the grim reaper. But, reading more into the characters, their lives, their emotions was really interesting.
The world building was really good. I love the fast pace of this book and it left me needing the next one badly.
A book full of myths, legends, romance, LGBT characters, A LOT of action and kick ass characters that will have you cheering them on.