Mar 16, 2012

Book Review: Freya the Huntress

Last night, Freya’s sister was bitten by a horrific beast in the snowy hills of Ysland. Now, Freya has only a few hours to find a cure for this strange plague before her sister becomes a ravening fox demon.

With her husband Erik and the young witch Wren at her side, Freya explores deserted cities full of ghosts and lone survivors on the edge of madness. She finally seeks answers in the ancient city of Rekavik where she must face the deadly witch queen Skadi and the vicious warrior Leif Blackmane.

But the only person who can cure the demon plague is the same person who created it, a stranger from a distant land who carried a sword full of captured souls, a man who was murdered five years ago…

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This book rather surprised me as I was expecting something along with a steam-punk flavor as I found in the first book in the series.  Instead this particular book was pure fantasy with a very Nordic flavor.  Once I got over that particular shock, I very much enjoyed FREYA THE HUNTRESS.  

In fact in my opinion FREYA THE HUNTRESS is the superior book.   This book has a classic fantasy plotline that draws heavily from Nordic mythology, interesting characters and a wonderful blend of horror and humor.  Freya is a strong heroine whose motivations are plain.  Erik, her husband, is her silent supporter.  But my favorite character has to be Wren.  Some of her one sided conversations with Wodan are hilarious.  

I don’t often come across fantasies with such a Nordic influence and this one is well worth reading.  I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys epic battles between good and evil.  I rate it a 4.1

***I received this book at no charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.


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