Series: True Destiny Book #4
Author: Dana Marie Bell
Genre: Paranormal, Sci-Fi
Blurb: Morgan and Magnus Grimm return from their search for Skuld, Norn of the Future, only to find that she’s been living under their noses this whole time. Now that Morgan finally has the woman of his dreams within reach, nothing—not amnesia, not Odin, not even his father’s death—will prevent him from claiming the Fate he’s wanted for centuries.
Skylar Kincade is lost among these crazy people who swear that they’re the old Norse gods. But…there’s something that strikes a chord deep within her. Something from which the hot, redheaded Morgan wants to protect her.
But when the memories burst free, there’s no softening the devastating blow. For overstepping her bounds and changing their fates to save their lives, her powers were stripped away, leaving her as just another Norn.
And it seems more punishment is coming down: one of Logan’s children is missing. Skye is determined to do her part to make it right—by journeying all the way to Valhalla to meet a fate from which Morgan may not be able to save her.
Warning: This novel contains explicit nookie on a kitchen table, graphic language in one or more dialects, and a Fate worth living for.
Thoughts: As a fan of Dana Marie Bell’s Halle Shifters series, I was eager try out another book of hers from a different series. This is book #4 in the series and I was a bit leery since I usually like to start from the beginning when it comes to books that tie together. But this one sounded so interesting I figured I would give it a shot and hope for the best.
To be honest, I didn’t like it as much as her Halle Shifter series. It was interesting and a novel idea, but there a few things that bothered me about it. First off, it was a bit hard to get into – and keep up with – what was going on if you hadn’t read the whole series. It’s further complicated by the fact that there are sooo many names to try to keep up with – as well as who is what to whom when it comes to their relationships and family trees! For the most part it was very confusing.
Another issue for me was the fact that really not alot was focused on the main characters and their acceptance of the desire they had been fighting for centuries. The relationship was just really a side note on the state of events and what was happening in the bigger picture. While that was enjoyable, I really missed the capacity that these characters had to connect with one another. I missed getting to know the characters themselves within the book.
If you’re not already a fan of the series, I would recommend starting at the beginning. And if your new to Dana Marie Bell’s works, I wouldn’t judge all of her books on this one.
Overall, not my favorite of her works. It’s easy to get lost within the mythology and the complexity of the relationships – and forget why you care that these two characters in particular.