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Love. Honor. Protect.

As an environmental studies major, Allie knows the planet is in trouble - a series of natural disasters recently rocked the northern hemisphere, and species across the globe are going extinct. What Allie doesn't know is that her world's decline is a result of an ancient battle called the Night War - the Norse goddess Nott's crusade to control the weakest of the light realms. And Allie most definitely doesn't know that her existence is the only thing stopping Nott from dragging the earth into total darkness.

When four gorgeous guys show up claiming to be Allie's Asgardian protectors, she thinks they're delusional. And when they order her to hunt down the pieces of an immortal weapon, she's convinced they're insane. But when Allie's attacked, the guys' crazy stories of demigods and dark elves begin coming together. And Allie's not sure what scares her more - losing her life to the Goddess of Night...or losing her heart to one of her protectors.

Let the hunt begin.

©2017 Leia Stone and S.T. Bende (P)2017 Leia Stone and S.T. Bende

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If only

The story had potential it's a little cheesy but that's fine.... it's the writing that killed it for me and the narrator a bit... seriously the writing felt like a sixteen hour old girl decided to try her hand at writing. It felt like she tried to mix a romance novel with a YA novel but failed miserably at both. Maybe try editing and using more words then hotness and phrases like "that's what she said".

However I did like the Norse mythology the author sounded like she knew a bit and did research for it.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Norse Goodness

I recommend anyone that loves the Norse mythology and romance to read this book. loved the characters and the struggles

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Love love love this book 📚

I love this story. Nothing like a Norse mythology story to ignite the imagination. Another bad ass chick and her 4 sidekicks ( 4 hot sidekicks). I would recommend to all my friends. The narrator did a fantastic job with the characters. I like her style.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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awsome

great start to a series. I simply can't wait for the next book In the series.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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I wish I could've given it 2.5 stars

I have to agree with one of the previous reviewers in that this story fails on two points with the author and with the narrator. As far as the author goes the previous reviewer hit it on the head in that it almost seemed as though she could not decide which audience to write for so i thought the plot suffered for it skirting that line between a tween youth book set with young adult but hiring at adult themes. It has some potential as a series and I like in general what she is attempting to do with the book so as far as worldbuilding she did a pretty good job but character, and verbiage were to the detriment. As far as the narrator, she has a good female voice and overall did a great job with the pronunciation with only a couple errors, but her male voices all sound the same and if you have one female lead, and four males in frequent conversation the right narrator can make the conversations so much easier to follow.

Overall, I can see why some will give it high marks and you might enjoy it, but for me my opinion is that I need to be as far as I can be in comparison to the hundreds of other fantasy, romance books and see how I feel it compares hence my rating of a 2, because it is just a little below average. But I urge the publisher to consider a revision and another narrator.

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fascinating

I rather enjoyed listening to this audio version of the Book. the narrator does a lovely job of bringing Allie to life, I can see myself buying the 2nd audio once I finish reading the book itself.

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Good book,

Good book, good story. Nicely written, just on the teen side of the books. Look forward to book 2.

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promising start

felt it was a bit slow hopefully the next stories pick up a bit now that we've gotten thing started. will definitely be coming back for more.
the narrator was great, may have to listen to more of her books as well.

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Great Book But...

The book itself was really enjoyable. It kept a good pace throughout and I ended up growing quite an attachment to Allie's four protecters. However, liking them was difficult at first because of the narrator. She made them all sound like Zelda Rubinstein mixed with a dwarf that's suffering a cold; and these guys are supposed to be ultra hot demigods! So as you can imagine this is a really odd mix to try to imagine. I finally managed to get past it when I decided to just imagine them as various rolls of Chris Hemsworth ;). Another thing that the narrator did that drove me crazy was when ever the main Zelda Rubinstein (AKA Tori, the hottest of the bunch) would talk, he would talk in fast forward - seriously super fast. Even if he was being romantic; he would say it so fast in that raspy girl voice it didn't really have a chance to sink in. Other than that it was a great book and I can't wait to read the next one (and I'll make sure to READ it so maybe the characters will have a chance to redeem themselves from the slaughter of their supposed sexy voices!)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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ready for book 2

I really enjoyed the book in terms of overall storyline, but wasn't a huge fan of the narration. While the main character IS fairly young, I felt like the narrator made her seem downright juvenile.

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  • Jessica Wolfe
  • 09-12-17

Not bad, not great

This book based its realm in Norse mythology which is fun. There is a good drive to the plot with a clear mission, but this book only covers the first steps so ends before it feels like it should. The narrator pitches the male voices so low and out of her range, that specifically the main male character lacks any inflection, which is fairly annoying. There are better read and written books out there, but it's okay as a light read

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-20-18

awesome

loved it and ordered the 2nd and 3rd books straight away. great to listen too

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  • Blue Snowflake
  • 01-05-18

a great adventure already

Good story, characters and humour. A good pace, no slow parts. The story reminded me of bits of the first Thor movie where the warriors enjoyed battles and feasts. Similar kind of story to Hive Trilogy by Leia Stone. Except Norse Gods and Asgard instead of Vampires.

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  • Millsy
  • 10-23-17

Please record the 3rd book.

From the very beginning I was hooked, just about to start on book two which I'm sure will be equally captivating. I wish each book and book series lasted far longer, please at the very least record book 3 of the series.