The talented Krinard draws from the world of Norse mythology as she introduces a dark new urban fantasy series featuring a disillusioned Valkyrie. Krinard’s new heroine is guilt-ridden and bitter, but she has adapted to the modern world. There is plenty of deceit, drama and action in this launch book!

Fearing Ragnarok — the twilight of the gods, Odin sent the Valkyries to Midgard with the Treasures of the Aesir. During World War II, Mist and her sisters separated, each guarding a treasure. These days Mist lives a mortal life in San Francisco, but still guards Gungnir the Spear. Her life is turned upside down when she is attacked by a Frost Giant and learns that her mortal boyfriend Eric is actually Loki, the god of mischief and chaos. Loki and the Frost Giants are trying to obtain Odin’s treasures and use them against the Aesir. Unfortunately Loki now has Gungnir, so Mist must fight to get it back. (TOR, Jul., 384 pp., $11.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith