Thursday, June 23, 2016

From the Review Pile

From the Review Pile 

From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday.
The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you've received for review (or if you don't receive review books, any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven't yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity.

I know that a lot of you have a huge pile of books that you want to read/review, but it understandably takes a while to get around to reading them all - here you can give a book (or two!) some of the publicity that it deserves, even if you haven't read it yet!

While browsing my old meme posts I used to do I happened across this one. I haven't done one since 2013 but I am ready to start it up again. I love talking about all the wonderful review books I have. 

I've got this huge review pile that I feel like I will never get caught up. 
I actually just received this one earlier this week. Love the cover and it sounds intriguing. 

The Last Valkyrie

by  Jennifer Sage
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“Being the last of anything just sucks, for the record.” ~Kara

An ancient Dragon, a mischievous Elf, and a Dwarf with the ability to tattoo spells that hide so many things, all have one thing in common: Kara-the last Valkyrie.

Zane, a powerful Dragon who lives in Midgard, has been hiding an important treasure since the Valkyrie genocide two-hundred and fifty years ago. He’s been hiding Kara, protecting her from the Gods that want Ragnarok to occur, and from herself. It has been hot as Hel on their mountain for the last few hundred years and she’s over waiting for her Dragon to acknowledge it. Zane is hiding things from her and not giving her what she really needs...silly Dragon, a female won’t wait forever.

Rune is an ancient Elven playboy with his own secrets, and a world filled with concubines and power. He gets a lot more than he bargained for when he signs up to help her through her magick training. He surprises himself to learn it is not a bad thing.

The Dwarf? Well, you'll learn more about him and his riveting role in this gripping story.

Kara's been hidden in the mountain with Zane, learning the histories of the realms, and how to fight like a true Goddess. After two-hundred and fifty years of training, she can barely best Zane in battle, but she can kick the ass of any other breathing thing. Too bad she needs more than the ability to fight with weapons. Kara needs a little normalcy, a lot of love...and she needs to learn how to set the Gods free so the maniacs of ‘Pro Ragnarok Nation’ don’t get their wish to destroy all the realms and start over with new thrones to be claimed. Hel. To. The. No. She’s going to figure it out. She has to. 

As Kara learns more about herself and about the world, she finds that nothing is as it seems...not even her. She will learn shocking truths and hidden lies, and at the end of the day, she’s in the midst of them all. Even the greatest of beings can only be broken so many times before they lock away their heart and draw their sword instead. Kara’s sword and her tongue are sharp and ready. But after everything she learns, her sword is bound to get heavier, and the prospect of a new world isn’t seeming all that bad in certain brief moments of time. Except, the part where she would never see her family or those she loves again. 

Moment gone, sword ready. 

This is her story, and ours, as we feel the cold bite of the first winter of Ragnarok in our world. Once the ship of the Dead has gotten off its mooring, no one anywhere will have the power to save us all.

“The Last Valkyrie” by Jennifer Sage ©2015 – Releasing on Valentine's Day, 2016. 

What's on your review pile this week?

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