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In this romantic adventure by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Unleashing, a Norse goddess’s handmaiden and a Viking fight to save the world.
“Laurenston is the queen of paranormal romances that mix over-the-top humor, eccentric characters and sexy, crazy plots to produce addictive stories you won’t want to put down.” —RT Book Reviews
No one would ever accuse Jace Berisha of having an easy life—considering her husband . . . you know . . . killed her. But that was then! Now she fights for mighty Viking gods with the spectacular and vicious Crows.
But things are turning very bad, very quickly because a vengeful, ancient goddess has come into the world with just one thing on her mind—ending it. And the only way they can hope to stop her is if the Crows join forces with their one-time enemies, the Protectors, a Viking Clan created to do nothing but kill every Crow they see.
Thankfully, Protector Ski Eriksen is a peace-loving kind of guy. Because the woman he is desperately trying to get close to is the beautiful and not-very-chatty Jace. Battling Nordic clans? Unkillable goddesses? Jace’s mean-spirited dog? None of these things would ever get in the way of a true Viking!
Praise for The Undoing
“Laurenston adeptly blends humor, romance, and action, her sizable cast fully fleshed out and always entertaining.” —Publishers Weekly
“Anything Shelly Laurenston writes is pure, unadulterated fun. The queen of humorous paranormal romances continues to keep her title with her latest series—Call of the Crows. The Undoing is the second installment in this action packed, laugh out loud, sexy as sin series based on Norse mythology.” —Smexy Books
About the Author
- ASIN : B010ZZY2CQ
- Publisher : Kensington Books; Reissue edition (April 1, 2016)
- Publication date : April 1, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 2456 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 314 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #33,182 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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combine a good sense of reality, compassion for the strife trouble in world people face in their lives, a strong sense of ridiculous, creativeness [its true there are limits to plots a genuine need to be able to creative new development of characters makes Shelly Laurenston a must read]
It has been awhile since I read the “Unleashing” and I forgot so many of the things about the Crows, Ravens and Protectors. But in a good way it was cool because I rediscovered how much I loved this series. I won’t however spoil those things and leave you to rediscover them for your selves or discover them for the first time.
Jace is definitely one the most misunderstood Crows in the murder and after reading this book I totally got her. The life she lived before becoming a crow was not pleasant. She was force to act, say and do things she didn’t want. So I get why she stays quiet and keeps to herself (introvert) after she became a Crow. She is extreme intelligent and hates chit chat with a passion. She’ll bale on you using any means necessary to get away from you and your small talk. She is versed in a dozen different languages and prefers to be left alone with her puppy Lev. Jace is a heavy reader and can usually be found doing so in odd places where her sister Crows wouldn’t think to find her.
Danski ‘Ski” is second in command of the Protectors. He is also known as the “Keeper of the Word”. Ski is a swoon worthy guy not just because he is handsome and built but because he is nerdy looking especially with his glasses and he is full of 80’s movie clichés. He has a big heart and he is a worrier. He is an over thinker and he is constantly taking care of the other Protectors and Jace. Ski turned into a Jewish mother more than a few times during the story “Are you hungry?” “No.” “Ok I feed you” so so funny. Ski also wants to help Jace anyway he can. He isn’t shy about his intentions and he is bold and can be playful in his pursuit. Jace just might be in trouble.
What both Jace and Ski have in common is a love for books and they also both prefer alone time with themselves with exception of their pets. Ski has a cat named Salka (mean little thing except to Jace). I found it weird that Jace despises chit chat but had some of the oddest/weirdest, funniest and most alarming off the wall conversation with Ski and seemed perfectly fine. It shows just how odd they are and how much they have in common that they can talk about this stuff and find it interesting.
I liked that the Crows, Ravens and Protectors have pets though it seems a little odd. I know that they are human (ish) but it’s hard to see pets in their crazy world though they seem to managing just fine. But I love Brodie Hawaii and her wings and Salka and Nikolayevich Tolstoy “Lev”. It definitely makes for a fun story when Bear gets involved.
Jace fits in more with the Protectors than she does the Crows. The Protectors leave her to work and don’t bug her. They seem to understand her better. Something that struck me as weird was that even though the Protectors were keepers of knowledge none of them knew Russian. Shouldn’t they all be well versed in speaking, reading and writing in multiple languages and dialects? Jace is being more open with the Protectors than she is with crows though they never really asked. She feels a kinship to them and she shares her past with Protectors. Jace wants the Protectors to be more social with Crows and Ravens and for them all to get along. This means there will be more fun and shenanigans in the future when all three get together.
Bear is hilarious and I think I fell in love with him during this book. It’s like he had his nose stuck in a book his whole life and just now looked up and is discovering things for the first time. Everything from woman, courting customs, pets and their care to Shifters. It’s all new and foreign to him and he can’t seem to compute it. And I love his OCD and his care/worry for the books. He is definitely holds a place in my heart. I hope he gets his own story it will be hilarious and so sweet…maybe not for the girl but for the readers yes or at least this one.
There is more things I want to talk about but it would all be spoilers and I don’t want to spoil this story anymore than I already have for anyone it’s that good.
When the book starts, we see how Jace is killed and how she comes back to life. Over the course of the book, we see the Crows and the various Clans trying to figure out how to keep Ragnarok from happening.
Ski, as a Protector, is all about knowledge. He and his brothers are mindful of books, protecting the truth and ensuring a quiet existence. His attraction to a Crow, typically a chatty group of women, makes no sense. But, he’s intrigued by Jace.
Jace and Ski both work to send a crazed god back to Hel, keep the Clans from killing each other and find time for a budding romance.
This book was a good time. I’ve read it multiple times and enjoy it each and every time.
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The Undoing continues the story of the LA Crows, more or less following on from where The Unleashing finished, and I was giggling well before the end of the first chapter. That's what I love about this writer: her stories are immersive and extremely well written, and the characters are almost off-the-wall crazy but in a completely believable way. And through all of the books runs that thread of humour which makes you love (and care for) how the plot and characters develop.
I also can't imagine how much research went into this - I feel I'm becoming quite an expert in Nordic (and other) mythology, just through reading about the Crows, Ravens, Protectors et al.
If I had one wish it would be that Shelly could write faster. I can't wait for the next instalment of this series. Or for the next instalment of the Dragon Kin either!
I only have one comment to Shelly about her second book, you need to check half way through the middle of the book, Jace's ex-husband's name went from Braddock to Haddock and then back to Braddock again.
If you are going to charge £9.99 for your novels, then your book should not only be 100% written by you but perfect.