Like Frank Victorsson, some things will not stay dead.
Two hundred years ago, Victor Frankenstein reanimated a stitched-together corpse. But the man once known as Frankenstein's Monster refused to embody his father's malice. He escaped his origin – and stumbled into a small Minnesota town overflowing with magic.
Now, the Nordic elves of his new home call him family. The werewolves call him friend. When the town's vampires disappear and innocents die, Frank realizes the demon responsible might be the one force capable of pulling to the surface the horrors he'd learned to suppress.
Frank must stop a rampaging evil bent on murdering the people he loves the most. But can he save his town without losing himself?
Join the man formerly known as Frankenstein's Monster and the magical people of Alfheim, Minnesota, in a captivating fantasy that's a must-read page-turner perfect for fans of Patricia Briggs, Anne McCraffery, and Neil Gaiman. Immerse yourself in the deeply satisfying Northern Creatures universe today!
Northern Creatures: The lovechild of American Gods and Penny Dreadful raised by its doting Midwestern aunt, Fargo.
A Good Read
An interesting mix of the Frankenstein myth with modern urban fantasy.
I am a great fan of Kris Austen Radcliffe. This book, a departure from her dragons-and-fates norm, was a surprising and satisfying entry into a new genre. In this new series, she weaves together elvish mythology, vampires and werewolves, and the Frankenstein story. As a plus for me as I lived in Minnesota, she places it all in modern-day setting of the state, is frankly a stroke of genius. Kris makes Frank more than just "Frankenstein's monster”. He is a person with feelings of love and laughter for his family and friends. The characters around Frank are well developed and pull you into the story of a close-knit group of non-normal friends and family. The ghosts of Lizzy and Rose brought a bittersweet sense of closure to Frank's pain of loss. I did not expect the villain’s identity at all. Good solid plot twists, and the moment of the big "who is this" reveal was a huge one. Never saw it coming -- but it's exactly what it needed to be. "Monster Born" is clever, excellent writing. I am anxiously awaiting the release of Book 2!