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Monday, November 30, 2015

4/5 Review: Viking Warrior Rising by Asa Maria Bradley


 
Leif Skarsganger and his elite band of immortal warriors have been charged to protect humanity from the evil Norse god Loki.

Under attack from Loki's minions, Leif is shocked to encounter a dark-haired beauty who fights like a warrior herself. Wounded and feverish, the Viking kisses her, inadvertently triggering an ancient Norse bond. But when Naya Brisbane breaks away and disappears before the bond is completed, Leif's warrior spirit goes berserk. If Leif doesn't find her fast, he's going to lose himself to permanent battle fury.

But Naya doesn't want to be found...and he'll do anything to find her. Because they're both running out of time.

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Viking Warrior Rising by Asa Maria Bradley is a good, exciting read.  Leif is the king of his people.  They are Viking warriors, men and women, who have to fight against Loki’s creatures.  The Vikings and Valkyries were put on Earth to protect the humans and to kill any of Loki’s creatures they can find, so that they make sure to stop a war that will destroy Earth.  Leif is experiencing more and more feelings of losing control of his beast.  Since fighting is done with guns now and not swords he doesn’t experience the same rush he used to, which fed the beast within him.  He was outside of a club feeding on the energy of the people inside, when he was ambushed by a few of Loki’s creatures.  He was saved by a woman who has a bunch of secrets.  Naya is a woman who was altered from birth.  She was born from a human mother and a father that was an altered male.  She is stronger than most and has accelerated healing.  She is also on the run from the people that took her from her family and kept her captive so that they can keep running experiments on her to get the best possible soldiers they can.  She broke out and then went back to get her brother.  After she broke them both out of the facility she knew that she had to continue to hide and make sure that no one found out where she put her brother.  When Naya and Leif meet again after she saves him, they don’t understand the pull they have towards each other, but things keep happening that throw them together.  They have to battle Loki’s minions and the people after Naya, but they each have so many secrets that they may just end up pushing each other away.  I enjoyed reading about Leif and Naya.  I liked how Asa interwove the Norse mythology in the book to make seem plausible a theory while reading.  I was drawn into their world and can’t wait to see if she has more relationships for the others under Leif’s care.