Monday, May 23, 2016

Battlestorm by Susan Krinard

Series: Midgard #3
480 p.
Publisher: Tor Books
Published: 3/29/16
Source: From publisher for review
The third installment in New York Times bestselling author Susan Krinard’s first urban fantasy series... 
Centuries ago, the Norse gods and goddesses fought their Last Battle with the trickster god Loki and his frost giants. All were believed lost, except for a few survivors…including the Valkyrie Mist, forgotten daughter of the goddess Freya. 
But the battle isn’t over, and Mist—living a mortal life in San Francisco—is at the center of a new war, with the fate of earth hanging in the balance. As old enemies and allies reappear around the city, Mist must determine who to trust, all while learning to control her own growing power. 
It will take all of Mist’s courage, determination, and newfound magical abilities to stop Loki before history repeats itself.
My thoughts:

I've enjoyed the other two installments and I knew this one would have tons of actions in it. This is the last book in the trilogy and so a lot of things needed to be wrapped up. Oh but what to say so I don't spoil it for anyone else who has not read the first two...

I will say this... There is a huge twist I didn't see coming. I knew there was going to be one because of the raven in the previous book but that one played out sort of what I thought. The relationships in Mists life (all of them... friend, foe and lover) all have their own conclusions. I have to say this... I hated Loki until the end. I still didn't trust him, but he wasn't hated like before. It was a journey to get to that point. There is lots of action and predicaments I wasn't sure how Mist would solve and get her friends out alive. Not everyone makes it, but it is solved with an HEA in the end.

So much happened and so what I've said just doesn't seem like much. I just don't want to spoil anything for people just starting the trilogy. The ending is open enough for more adventure so I could see this one going into a series if the author and publisher decide to go for it. I would love this and while I don't see immediate global destruction ahead (I mean just because I don't see it, doesn't mean it won't happen) I see so many problems happening that Mist would have to fix.

I give this book 4 stars. It is a solid, twisty, and action packed ending to a great fantasy read. I highly recommend it to those that enjoy UF and fantasy.

30 comments:

  1. Like you, I enjoyed the first two books, but I somehow missed the release of this one. I can't wait to see how things turn out, I really admire Krinard for how she weaved this story. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Lovely review.

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    1. It really pulls the elements together and finishes well! I think you'll like it.

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  2. Glad this was a satisfying end, you don't always see that anymore. I definitely need to pick up the first book, especially now that I know it ends well.

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    1. I agree. Ending books are usually not my fave. Yep, this one was good. :)

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  3. I've been making a list of UF series to read. It's been too long since I've read any. Adding this one since it's over. I can binge.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. Oh this one works well. :) They are a bit weighty for UF, but good. :)

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  4. How did I miss this series? I love UF with Norse mythology. It sounds vaguely familiar... Too many books! Thanks for the review.

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    1. Oh if you want Norse mythos, you'll love this series. :D

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    1. Well, she does change a lot with the Norse mythos...

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  6. The publisher sent me all three as they were released, but I haven't even read them yet. Fail! I'm going to, though, especially since it's only a trilogy.

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    1. Oh I do hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :)

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  7. I am liking the look and the sound of this. I've been trying to get into Urban Fantasy more, so thanks for this--and nice review :)

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    1. Oh I think you'll enjoy it. It can be a bit long in places, but the action makes up for it. :D

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  8. I had a good time with this one as well!

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  9. Oooo I so love a big twist Melissa! I read the first book in this series but need to read book 2 and this one still. Glad you enjoyed it so much!

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    1. Oh this one seemed to get better for me, so I do think you'll really enjoy it.

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  10. This sounds fun...and I love a good twist Melissa!

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  11. I haven't heard much about this series. I do love that it's twisty though!

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  12. Hers always sound so good! And I love when a big twist hits that I just didn't see coming :D Glad you enjoyed these so much :)

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    1. If you enjoy fantasy, I think you'll like this one.

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  13. Oh, I read this first book long ago! And I'm pretty sure I liked it -- I'm going to have to go and read the other two now.

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    1. For me, this series got better as it went along.

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  14. Girl you know I love action! So this series would be right up my alley! And a new twist you didn't know was coming... awesome! And to have it left open for future books is great too.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Lots of action in the last books.

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  15. This looks like my kinda read! :D Sounds great! Thank you for sharing it. I love when there is a huge twist I didn't see. :)

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    1. I do think this series is something you'd enjoy!

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