Battlestorm: an all-new urban fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Susan Krinard, author of Mist and Black Ice.
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 the Earth hanging in the balance. As old enemies and allies reappear around the city, Mist must determine who to trust, 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.
"An entertaining story."--Booklist
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Readers will be so immersed in the detail of Krinard's third Midgard urban fantasy (after Black Ice) that it may be difficult to find the way out. The battle for Earth rages between Loki and Freya as they search for legendary treasures. Freya's devious plan to take over the body of her daughter, Mist, is running out of time as the Valkyrie's powers grow, and Loki may have the upper hand. Under his influence, San Francisco is a wintery, corruption-filled playground, and Dainn is by his side, having left Mist to protect her and to keep safe the son he unknowingly co-fathered with Loki. A third god also seeks the treasures, and as he tries to take command, alliances begin to shift. Krinard's attempts to tie mythological detail to the narrative don't always succeed because they overwhelm the story the parts are so much more than their sum. The ending ties everything up nicely and the unexpected outcome works to the book's favor.