I was a huge fan of sword and sorcerynovels growing up, but hadn't picked one up in a while as an adult.Dolor and Shadow reminded me exactly why I loved the genre, and stilldo. This novel is big, detailed, and sweeping in scope. The charactersare very well done, multi-layered and deep. They don't give up theirsecrets immediately, a fact I greatly appreciate in novels of any genre. Kallen is an amazing heroine, strong, spunky, but full of conflictingemotions about ruling. She has to grow up fast and make some selflessdecisions for her people. Kallen is also conflicted about her feelingsfor Rune, the man she owes her life to, but whose kingdom she is at warwith. The two sworn enemies have to work together if they want tosurvive a common threat, leading to much verbal sparring and sexualtension. I love the level of detail the author gave to world building.Norse place names, culture, and snippets of history were seamlesslyinterwoven into the narrative, making it clear the author did herresearch. This is a sweeping, epic novel to sink your teeth into! Ihighly recommend it to all fantasy lovers.
From the Author
Scandinavian kings fight for Midgard while Norse gods battle Celtic gods. But the elves are at the center of the tale doing all they can to not get involved with the wars of gods and the dealings of men. Live the Viking Era through the elves' point of view.