I downloaded Thunder Hunter as a free ebook from Amazon. This is a book I downloaded based on reviews, even though I wasn't too excited about the blurb. Great story line, and good main male protagonist in Trygger, but I had a real hard time with Chloe--a weak, clutsy, whiny partner--one line, specifically, explains her perfectly, "I didn't really think this through...". I found it difficult to like the book with its numerous plot holes, repeated information, and inconsistencies. I disliked Chloe's character so much I cringed every time she forced herself into a situation. Not my cup of tea.
Thunder Hunter is an entertaining book written by Rachel Medhurst. This book is definitely not your mainstream paranormal book covering Norse mythology first of and in a way, I haven’t see it covered yet. The author developed an interesting plot that follows a good pace, never rushing the reader through the story nor does the story really drag out. It is a fairly straight forward plot though with Trygger having a mission that he needs to complete.
Trygger is a pretty simple character who doesn’t have a lot of depth, at least no so far. Even though he has been around a long time, he is still just following his mission and still seems rather one dimensional. I would like to see the author bring more character to him. Chloe on the other hand, who is more of a “side kick” has more character to her. She at times acts rather impulsive and without thought about the consequences, which seems fitting to the age she portrays and not her real age, so a bit of a conundrum as well.
All in all this is an interesting read but could use a tad of character development since the main characters were both a tad flat, at least in my opinion.
I’m going to start this positive, so here’s my favorite quote from this book: <i>Every now and then, back in the times when I still had a bit of a heart, I allowed myself friendships with interesting people. It had been a while, though. Watching those you were fond of die, over and over, wasn’t enjoyable. It hardened the soul.</i> (page 21/115) And that quote goes a fair way to summing up how Trygger came to be as unlikeable as he is.
Well, I didn’t DNF this book. The plot idea – a 1000-year-old grandson of Thor Viking hardened by living so long in order to complete a mission that would return Thor’s thunder to him and earn him a place in heaven is decent and actually quite promising - Norse mythology and a nearly immortal fighter nearing the end of his mission - yes please! When we come in, that Viking, Trygger, must now not only capture the last 5 Fallen Ones, but do so with the help of a surprise woman with magic who a goddess thrusts upon him, saying she’ll be needed to help him complete his mission at last – except that Trygger is annoying as all get out to be around. I don’t think I could find one solid, no-strings-attached positive thing to say about him, except that he’s aware of what he’s become (see favorite quote above). He’s sexist to the extreme, only thinks about two things (killing the Fallen Ones and getting laid), and despite having lived for over a thousand years (though really because of it, I’ll grant him that boon), he’s a massively horny lonely jerk. He's not pleasant to be around and he's not even the type of annoying person you can tolerate being around for the sake of the story, which is all but consumed and overcome by everything Trygger and his alternately violent and horny impulses.
Mythological Fun. I don’t want to tell you too much, because this is a story that carefully unfolds. But Thunder Hunter is the grandson of Thor, and, while still very young, he is given the mission to aid Thor, who has been fatally struck down. Thunder Hunter must track down and kill all Fallen on earth, and send them back to Freya’s realm, from whence they have escaped, after their first death. He’s so close, down to 5 Fallen to dispatch. Then he can, finally, die, and go to Valhalla, to be with his long passed family. Then, Freya throws in a twist; and, suddenly, Thunder Hunter has someone else he’s supposed to work with. Someone who can’t even fight.
I enjoyed this story and the tie into Norse gods. Trygger was hot and buff and the grandson of Thor the god of thunder. He was given the task of returning 300 dark souls back to the Norse land of the dead. Trygger is irreverent, has lived for over a thousand years, and done and seen a lot with no apologies. Jack is an out there metro man who acquires information in many ways - all of which he seems to enjoy. Chloe is brought into the mix by Freya who she is a descendant of. I think Chloe is the dark horse in the story and we will see more evolve about her as the tales go forward. I recommend this read.
I loved the mix of present day and Norse mythology. Everything that Trigger has gone through and how he just picks up and keeps moving even though he never asked for this is pretty awesome. I really enjoyed listening to Ian Fisher, Because while he used different accents and voices it was done really well and flowed naturally. After this I want to listen to/ read the rest of the Viking Soul series.
I enjoyed this book! Author has a way with telling a story! Lots of action! Looking forward to reading the rest of the series!Unfortunately I realized the last book of the series she has written is a cliffhanger. It was written in 2017. She has started numerous other series since than. Makes me wonder if she is going to write them. I will not buy any books until the series is finished.