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Return of the Asgard

The Valkyrie Chronicles, Book 1
Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
Series: The Valkyrie Chronicles, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
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The Valkyrie Kara stood alone against the Ragnarok horde on Earth to ensure that the Asgard race and Valhalla could escape. For 5,000 years she has fought and evaded the Ragnarok race on Earth, just waiting for her people to return. A human woman, Kate, joins her fight, showing as much conviction and valor as any Valkyrie. Their friendship quickly becomes something more as they hold the line on Earth in battle, to herald the return of the Asgard.

©2013 Erik Schubach (P)2014 Erik Schubach

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Excellent Book!

Great twist on Norse mythology. I absolutely loved this book. Comedy, romance, action, and aliens! Whats not to like? In this book, the Norse Gods aren't Gods at all. They are an alien race and they're coming back to Earth for Ragnarok which is actually another race of aliens. Hollie Jackson does an amazing job with the narration.

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Absolutely AMAZING

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It would be hard not to, an awesome blend of humor scifi and romance i cant wait to see more of the series on audible

Have you listened to any of Hollie Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Unfortunatly no, im definitly going to be keeping an eye out for her other performances

Who was the most memorable character of Return of the Asgard and why?

Kara stole the show for me, and i think id love to see more of her story in a prequal or series of prequals to Return of the Asgard, a character with alot of potiental

Any additional comments?

Well worth a credit keep an eye on Erik Schubach definitly an amazing up and comming author

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great new series

I am so glad I gave the novel a chance. Great take on Norse mythology , with grand characters. It is wonderful to have the Valerie take centre stage, rather than the usual Odin and Thor stories. I like the blend of sci-fi, fantasy and mythology, set within modern parameters.
A few scenes made me smile and one or 2 actually made me laugh.
It isn't as funny as the iron druid series, but it definitely holds its own.
Can't wait for book 2!

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to say sophomoric would be kind

I managed to get through the book. it had such potential the first chapter or so and then it just turned dreadful I am so sorry to say.
I love the concept but this book is overly simple cheesy and in parts just stupid. I guess I won't be listening to any more in this series of books sad to say.

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Female romance is so refreshing

The story was a little too short and rushed for me, but had quality adventure within it. Though the sexual desires amongst the characters were redundant (which happens way too often in queer book/movies), it was easy to ignore over time and just focus on the developing love between the two main characters.

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great story

I loved this story. I enjoyed reading it and Holly's narration brings it to life.

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  • Kris
  • Lexington SC
  • 01-07-19

Im hooked!!!

Ok this is just as exciting as Urban Fairy Tails Series.
Talk about action.. its full of exciting moments.
the underline love story wasnt missed either.
It was a very sweet book i can so see as a tv series. i would love to see it on the big screen. Its that good.

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although I like the idea. didn't hit the mark

too much information, explaining history, not enough depth and only hints of romance. i found it boring and even the fight/action scenes the narrator was reading it monotoned like a legal document. usually I don't give bad reviews but i had higher hopes for this book than was given.

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corny doesn't even describe it

after the first five chapters I found myself wincing at every plot event. gay valkyrie in a modern setting? this sounds new and fun, but no, it's almost like watching a certain Disney movie where one of the princesses can freeze things and the other falls in love with the prince charming guy after 20 minutes except you don't get a catchy theme song and prince charming is a cop and not an awful person. To add to the corniness, the day after that happens cop human girl is magically turned into a Valkyrie and automatically knows what she's all about. we are talking zero learning curve here. The author tries to tie in Norse mythology here and there but it really doesn't feel at all plausible and more like it's a simple vehicle to play up the sexual tension between the two MC's that goes on through the whole book. I was begging for this book to finally be over.
The author also wrote in first person view for the whole book and changed character view points three times with very little context clues. I went through ten minutes of a scene before I realized that it was Kate speaking instead of Cara. the narrator made an attempt to change her voice for the characters but it all came out the same.
don't buy this book, if you have the romance package maybe get it through that, but only if you want to experience what a modern fantasy romance should not be.

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Great book

I was totally captured by the story. I had to listen all the way to the end. Good to have strong female leads in a story that normally would have gone to a man. Can't wait to listen to the next book.

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  • Hev
  • 08-19-18

loved the entire story, imagined the characters,

loved everything about it... Valkyrie, honourable warriors, a romance to make me smile.... can't wait to read part 2! Narrators voice was also a bonus... very pleasant.

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  • young reader
  • 09-12-18

Very average

Return of the Asgard was a disappointment on many levels. It was well read, but the writing was average and the story line hard to believe on any level. Not a chronological I'll be following

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  • Millsy
  • 06-03-18

Fantastic start

Really great start to the Valkyrie Chronicles. It’s really quite a different and interesting variation to the Norse gods story including really interesting and likeable characters. Can’t wait to listen to the rest of the series. Really great narrator too.