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Scars (Time of Myths: Shapeshifter Sagas Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Set in a time steeped in Viking history in place called Snæland - which is better known to us as Iceland in modern times, we are transported back in time to the 10th century where we meet Astra - a strong woman who is left to care for her family's farm after her father and brother died. She is going through a tough time trying to keep the farm going as well as keeping a Wolf at bay - a Wolf that scarred her face when a child, a wolf that many believe is called Fenrir, son of Loki and king of the wolves, who by all intents and purposed has claimed her by marking her.
Torin is a skilled hunter of gyrfalcons, the fact that he has the ability to turn into birds is to benefit for him as he traded the birds for silver allowing him to by mead/ale and drink his demons away. Haunted by demons of the past he has no desire to take a wife but when he sees the way Astra stands up the council at the yearly meeting festival he feels a need to protect he in a way.
Both of them have troubled pasts and both of them are thrust into marriage without the slightest idea what to do or expect. But what I loved is how their love grew and I loved how strong they both where when dealing with their demons. The whole Wolf story line I thought I had sussed out, but boy was I shocked when the truth was eventually revealed.
The mythology and lore that is in the book as well as the descriptions of live itself at this time is amazing and the attention to detail has been very carefully sought out when writing this is evident. There is a lot of world and character building which takes the story at a slow but steady pace but not too slow that you lose interest - far from it, it will have you hooked from the get go.
I hope this is not the last we read of Ásta & Torin. I need book 2 now!
I can’t pin point what I loved about this book – I really have no clue – but I got sucked in and could not put it down. I loved it. LOVED it.
It has a mythological feel with slight shapeshifting with a touch of mystery and hint of romance.
Asta has been haunted by bad luck that will not go away. She is on the verge of losing her farm – her family farm that she is in charge of – when her luck looks like it just might change. Except that part where she is haunted by bad luck.
I think I was aware of the mystery from the beginning and wanted to see if I was correct. The romance aspect was very shaky and I wasn’t sure what was going to happen and wanted to follow that through. (I did not feel the content was “mature”, but to each their own.)
This was a very easy read that pulls you in and doesn’t let go until it’s over!
I loved the historical 10th century the story was set in, the way they lived, farmed, interacted with each other along with the traditions and myths. I loved all the characters and following their life so much so that I could have happily continued reading about them, I didn't want the story to end. The author wrote in such a way that I felt the heart of the story flowed off the pages and into the readers mind with the details and descriptions being so clear.
Asta had become the head of the household and farm as her father and brother had died falling off the edge of a cliff the previous year. She is living hand to mouth and in serious debt but is determined to stay strong and not lose the farm her family had worked so hard to keep, even though something or someone else is determined to destroy the farm and her livelihood. Not only that her face was deeply scarred from a wolf attack years ago and claw marks have been found in the farms destruction, has the wolf now returned to claim her for good?
Torin also found himself without his parents and lives with his uncle, he carries heavy guilt around with him on a daily basis. One escape Torin does have is that he can shapeshift into a bird form which gives him so much power and the ability to train Gryfalcons so well.
Asta and Torin have both found themselves alone without their immediate families to look after them, events unfold and their marriage is arranged. They now find that they have each other, although both clueless to what a marriage entails, and a farm in need of saving. Will their joint forces be enough for the hidden darkness that lies beyond?
I loved Astra's strength and determination to do her best no matter what. I loved Torin's loving, caring, deep, protective character. I realize that I've used the word 'loved' so much but that's how I feel about this book. This is a fantastic mixture of historical fiction, traditions/myths, shapeshifting fantasy, humor and romance from an author who I haven't read before but certainly will be from now on.
Scars took me back to how I felt when I first became passionate about reading and I can't wait for more!
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This was a really good book (not a novella like another book- Widow, in the series).Read more
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