Saturday, September 14, 2013

UF Review: Mist (Paperback)

I've finished "Mist" by Susan Krinard.

New York Times bestselling author SUSAN KRINARD launches her first urban fantasy series with MIST.

Mist lives a normal life. She has a normal job, a normal boyfriend, and a normal apartment in San Francisco. She never thinks about her past if she can help it.

She survived. That’s the end of it.

But then a snowy winter descends upon San Francisco. In June. And in quick succession, Mist is attacked by a frost giant in a public park and runs into an elf disguised as a homeless person on the streets and then the man Mist believed was her mortal boyfriend reveals himself to be the trickster god, Loki, alive and well after all these years.

Mist’s normal world is falling apart. But thankfully, Mist isn’t quite so normal herself. She’s a Valkyrie, and she’s going to need all her skill to thwart Loki’s schemes and save modern Earth from the ravages of a battle of the gods.

Product Details
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Tor Books; 1 edition (July 16, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0765332086
ISBN-13: 978-0765332080

My Review:

We find out that Mist is one of three Valkyries that survived Ragnarok and she has settled down in our world. She is finally living a normal life with a human boyfriend but that all changes one day.

She is coming home one day when she encounters an angry Jotunar (a frost giant) and Alfar (a elf). Then Loki reveals himself disguised as her boyfriend for the last six months and he is after Odin's Gungnir which is in her care. Loki steals Odin's Gungnir and is on the run. Now Mist with Alfar Dainn (who Freya sent to help Mist defeat Loki) are after him.

I really enjoyed how Krinard incorporated Valkyries and Norse Mythology into her story though I'm not really familiar with this mythology.

Mist and the rest of the characters were well developed and they had room to grow.

Some interesting sex scenes that might make some people uncomfortable.


Thanks TOR Books for sending me this book to review, greatly appreciated!

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