lundi 1 mai 2017

Viking Warrior Rising ( Viking Warrior 1) by Asa Maria Bradley

Hello to all,

                          Happy 1th of May to all of you, may it bring you lot of luck in your home.

New  month, new week, new review^^ and even better a new series. I 'm lucky to already have book 2 ( thanks Nikki) so you should get more of this soon but first  book 1 " Viking Warrior Rising"

Happy reading
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication: 2015
ISBN:  1492618845
Genre: paranormal romance, urban fantasy
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: gifted ( thanks Carien!)

Description from goodreads :

  Immortal Vikings are among us.

Leif Skarsganger and his elite band of immortal warriors have been charged to protect humanity from the evil Norse god Loki.

Under attack from Loki’s minions, Leif is shocked to encounter a dark-haired beauty who fights like a warrior herself. Wounded and feverish, the Viking kisses her, inadvertently triggering an ancient Norse bond. But when Naya Brisbane breaks away and disappears before the bond is completed, Leif’s warrior spirit goes berserk. If Leif doesn’t find her fast, he’s going to lose himself to permanent battle fury.

But Naya doesn’t want to be found...and he’ll do anything to find her. Because they’re both running out of time.

My opinion:
          For those who love books with nordic mythology in it this one is perfect even if for Loki we only heard about him so far, no appearance yet.
I really loved this one, the vikings warrior are exactly like i imagined with some adapting more easily to our world and other more traditional : i love the second of Leif " Harrald" he is so grumpy in a sense but so determined to do well and when he see error of his way he sure admit it.
Irja is another secondary character, the medic of the team that i really like she is so calm, i do want to learn more about her.

The main couple in this case is Leif, their king ( or one among other as there are other groups of vikings with a king at their head around the world) and Naya. Leif always put his duty above the rest and he is really loyal to his men and valkyries ( yes females are equal warriors) when he is suddenly attracted to Naya he first thinks that the result of a poison but slowly he see how strong and special their bond is however he can't explain as he isn't a man used to expressed his feeling. The fact he lost his wife from his first life on earth doesn't help so he is a bit too protective  and tries to cage Naya at first which of course is counterproductive.

Naya....i don't like her yet...she is intelligent she suffered a lot so her behaviour is understandable...i loved her loyalty to her brother but she was a bit too obtuse for my tastes. She doesn't believe Leif but at the same time she doesn't really try to understand, she doesn't trust him so she want to take what she can when she can then leave... i don't like that attitude. How she react when he needs her isn't  one i appreciate either but she is good at her job and could be an asset to the group.

The story is well done we see the point of view of the viking warriors as well as Naya's and at the right time they merge together. the investigation is good but not the main focus and there are a lot of twists with a fast pace so the story and the romance moved quickly. Perhaps a bit too quickly even as when she went to  take care of a client she is supposed to go back but suddenly that disappear from the story. Since  the character of the client has my warning bells in havoc that bothered me. i can only hope we will come back to that part in a later book because really i feel something missing which is why i can't give a 5 stars despites how i loved this book.

All together it's a great universe i would be quite impatient to continue reading about it

Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

1 commentaire:

  1. That sounds really good! I remember seeing this cover back a bit. Yay for already having book 2 on hand :)