Ragnarok—aka the end of the world—was supposed to doom the gods as well. Instead, it was a cosmic rebooting. Now low-level IT tech and comic-book geek Sigmund Sussman finds himself an avatar of a Norse goddess. His boyfriend, the wealthy entrepreneur Lain Laufeyjarson, is channeling none other than Loki, the trickster god. His best friends, Em and Wayne, harbor the spirits of slain Valkyries. Cool, right?
The problem is, the gods who survived the apocalypse are still around—and they don’t exactly make a great welcoming committee. The children of Thor are hellbent on reclaiming their scattered birthright: the gloves, belt, and hammer of the Thunder God. Meanwhile, the dwarves are scheming, the giants are pissed, and the goddess of the dead is demanding sanctuary for herself and her entire realm.
Caught in the coils of the Wyrd, the ancient force that governs gods and mortals alike, Sigmund and his crew are suddenly facing a second Ragnarok that threatens to finish what the first one started. And all that stands in the way are four nerds bound by courage, love, divine powers, and an encyclopedic knowledge of gaming lore.
Welcome to my stop on the tour for Stormbringer. This is the sequel to Liesmith so there might be a few spoilers (although I will try really hard to generic when writing this review but I can’t exactly promise!) so make sure you have read the first book before reading this one!
Also there is an amazing giveaway just for you amazing bookworms, so don’t forget to check it out 😀
I have to be very honest – when I joined up on this tour – I didn’t even realise that this is the second book in a series. I just thought the blurb sounded cool and I honestly have been in a need for Norse Mythology fix – mostly cause I have read some awesome Norse Mythology related books and I can’t wait to read more!
Another honest confession – I have a habit of reading books very close to their release date or Blog Tour dates, so by the time I realised that is the second book – I did not have the time to actually get the first book and read it before reading this one *shameful face* so I soldered on to reading this book.
And I have to say I wasn’t disappointed.
It took me a while (okay, a lot of time) for me to understand what exactly is happening.
From what I gathered – Sigmund and Lain are in a relatively new relationship, a relationship that is sorta of complicated with the fact that they both are hosting Norse Gods/Godesses – not exactly conducive to a healthy relationship or even a fun one to be very honest!
But it is the skill of Franklin, that absolutely makes this a fantastic read. Even to a newcomer like me (who hasn’t read Liesmith – I am so so sorry for that Ms. Franklin!) – this world that she created was engaging and sometimes even addictive.
I absolutely loved the interactions between characters, especially the explosion of geekiness that was the foundation of this – my geeky heart was oh so happy! ❤
Considering the fact that I have given this book 4 Stars actually shows how brilliant this book is without even reading the first book! So I will definitely be revisiting this book after I have read the first book. I have a feeling the ratings might definitely increase then 😉
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If you love Urban Fantasy with a hint of geekiness and amazing writing – Pick this one up. But I suggest (and I can’t stress this enough) you pick up the first book before you get your hands on this one! Either ways, you will not go wrong with your choice!
This Blog tour also includes an awesome giveaway where you have the chance to win amazing prizes that includes a Gift Card and eBook copy of Stormbringer! So what are y’all waiting for? Go ahead and click the image below to enter 😀
ABOUT ALIS FRANKLIN
Alis Franklin is a thirtysomething Australian author of queer urban fantasy. She likes cooking, video games, Norse mythology, and feathered dinosaurs. She’s never seen a live drop bear, but stays away from tall trees, just in case.
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