The Valkyrie set this series in motion with a hard-hitting fantasy involving the modern Roman empire, a sorceress, murders of gods and mortals alike, and a plot that stretched through time to pit human people against the powers of the gods.
The Goddess Denied continued the saga.
And now, there's The Goddess Embraced - a fiery saga of gods at war with one another, humans serving as collateral damage, and a struggle to avert the end of the world. With a large cast of characters, plenty of prior history, and a powerful story that picks up ten years after the last book ended, fantasy readers are in for an action-packed treat.
From powerful spirit-children and curses to the unexpected specter of Loki trying to avert Ragnarok (an event he's long awaited), The Goddess Embraced presents another satisfyingly complex and winding tale that is hard to put down, replete with mystery, romance, and fantasy.
From musings about individual powers and roles in what is destined to come to mad godlings, the entwining of powers, bodies, and spirits, and the flow of memories between beings, the story is supercharged with constant contact and change - and, therefore, is fluid in its approach to drama.
While newcomers may want to pursue the prior books to more easily absorb characters, atmosphere, and history, those with such a background will find The Goddess Embraced represents a powerful fantasy that uses Norse runes and other symbols to differentiate between the constantly-evolving points of view....Continua