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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Black Ice by Susan Krinard

Paragraph one, two and three are a repeat from my review of Mist, Krinard's previous book.   An urban fantasy based on Norse mythology, set in San Francisco and featuring a knockout godling/Valryrie, this book was quite entertaining.  

Ms. Krinard provides one of my favorite protagonists, a butt kicking female!  I enjoy seeing more books that feature strong, intelligent, tenacious female protagonists.   Mist qualifies on all counts.  The setting in San Francisco seems a bit tongue in cheek due to the infamous San Francisco acceptance of all things different.   The premise is that only in San Francisco could you have mythological characters moving about and  receiving no undue attention from populace or authorities. 

There are tortured characters, heroic teens, a motorcycle gang and plenty of nefarious villains.   Treachery and violent dishonesty is brought to life in Loki's character. 

This book brings more treachery to the table as well increasing the cast of immortals/gods.  Mist has a problem finding anyone she can trust.  She battles with her hands tied behind her back as she is kept ignorant of many facts by friend and foe both.

I recommend the book.

This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

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