Wolves

I Bring the Fire Series #1
By: C. Gockel
Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
Series: I Bring the Fire, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
4 out of 5 stars (196 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the middle of America, Amy Lewis is on her way to her grandma's house. She's being chased by a very bad wolf. Galaxies away, Loki is waking up in a prison cell, strangely without a hangover and with no idea what he's done wrong - this time, anyway. But he does know that Thor is hiding something, Odin is up to something wicked, and there seems to be something that he's forgotten....

In this urban fantasy tale that is equal parts Dresden Files and American Gods, a very nice Midwestern girl and a jaded, mischievous Loki must join forces to outwit gods, elves, magic-sniffing cats, and nosy neighbors. If Loki can remember exactly what he's forgotten and Amy can convince him not to be too distracted by earthly gadgets, earthly pleasures, or three-day benders, they just might pull it off.

©2015 C. Gockel (P)2016 Tantor

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Wolves is the first of six awesome books.

I could not put this book down. It has an exciting mix of Norse myths and life in 21st century Chicago. Transitions are deft, smooth, and thematically related. In this first of six books, we get to know the protagonists, Amy and Loki. Their lives and worlds intersect in their separate and joint adventures. Get the kindle ebook first, and receive a large discount on the audio. Read or listen to the books in order. I am listening to the set for the second time, already catching some foreshadowing I missed the first time. The written book is helpful to check stories and sequence.

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Well researched, fun romp through Norse mythology

If you like Norse mythology, you're going to enjoy this well-researched story. The plot is fun and interesting, and I feel like I've gotten to enjoy the characters all the more because I can tell Gockel has done a lot of studying on the sagas. Looking forward to the rest of the series!

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Interesting concept, okay execution

The first thing that struck me was how much the narrator sounded like Siri. Once I got past that I actually enjoyed the story. Interesting twist on classic Norse myths and even modern retellings of those myths.

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A slow start but an interesting premise

A decent read, I'll most likely get thre next. This book ends like a chapter in a larger book. The worst part though is that it is written in First person present tense which is tedious and more than a bit annoying.

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fabulous

I couldn't stop listening and now I have to start the next one! I can't wait to listen to the entire series

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Clumsy

This is a great idea for a story. The story is decent. The performance is ok. The third person, present tense is clumsy and keeps the reader at a distance instead of drawing them in to the story.

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love it, great detail,

100% will be continuing this series, absolutely fantastic the switch from Norse to modern day is seamless

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Entertaining story

I enjoyed this bit of a different take on Loki, Thor and Odin. The meshing of modern day, Norse mythology and fantasy is well done and very entertaining. Your heart breaks for the losses Loki has endured and you can see why he acts as he does. His intrusion into the modern world and Amy’s life is an eye opener for her and also the beginning of an intruding adventure. The narrator did a good job of both the male and female voices and I had no problem distinguishing who was who. This story has some good battles, intrigue, tension and humor. I look forward to reading the next in the series.

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bad fan fiction

I was trying to finish it so I could justify buying it and to also count it my reading challenge but I couldn't do it.

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Great book

It took a little to understand how the story changed form the characters perspective on who is telling the story but after that it was great. You may need to freshen up your Nors mythology but well worth it.

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  • Daryl
  • 09-14-19

wonderfully entertaining

wonderfully entertaining story about Loki in today's world with tales from his past including the other Norse gods.

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  • Trina H
  • 08-09-17

Bit confusing but a good read

You have to concentrate on this book as it travels to different places and time frequently. Is still interesting and leaves you with a cliff hanger ending therefore needing to progress to the next book to see where it will go.