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Title: Son of Thunder by Libby Bishop
Author: Libby Bishop
Publisher: Entangled Otherworld, Entangled Publishing
Date of Publication: July 25th, 2016
This story had a delicious combination of ingredients to make it one that is well worth savouring! It is a contemporary based fantasy with paranormal elements, including a Viking god, a murder to be solved and a killer to be caught as well as a romance – a superb mix that creates an intriguing read that is great to escape into.
A hot Viking god – Rune, grandson of Thor – is being exiled to Earth after nearly killing his twin brother, Reign. Instead of landing in an isolated area, Rune finds himself on the bed – and body – of Liv Winter. Now you really shouldn’t drop in on a lady like that! No, certainly not a great idea when she’s an armed FBI agent! Liv is actually taking two weeks holiday in her isolated cabin when Rune drops in. She’s there again to investigate the murder of her friend – she’s done this annually since her friend was killed six years ago. Now she’s going to have help from an unexpected source – Rune! Well, he’ll be there to help with the investigation as well as trying to resist the attraction that is rampant between them! Can they solve the crime and arrest the murderer? Can they resist the attraction between them? What can possibly happen between an important god and a human?
This is a very different take on mythology in a contemporary era. In this story, humans are aware of the gods and the gods are well aware of humanity. This adds an extra twist to the story . . . Rune is a hunter, very much an alpha male but also someone who protects humanity, is kind and considerate – the antithesis of his twin! Rune is also handsome, hot and seriously attracted to Liv. Liv is wary, doesn’t trust easily, has had her heart broken before and doesn’t want to risk it happening again. She’s also been traumatised by discovering her murdered friend and is determined to identify and capture the killer. Together these make a brilliant pair as they embark on their quest. Get ready for plenty of surprises as you learn more about this alternative contemporary world!
Altogether this proved to be a very different take on Norse mythology in the contemporary world and the author brought it all to life in a thrilling murder hunt intertwined with humour and romance. It is well written, fast paced and engagingly different read that I have no hesitation in highly recommending. I do hope this is going to be the start of a new series!
Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for giving me free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Rune is the grandson of Thor, and just as strong. Exiled to the realm of Earth for nearly killing his brother– it was a little misunderstanding– he has to find a way to redeem himself so he can get back to Asgard. And when he lands—literally—in the bed of a fiery redhead with an FBI badge, he realizes that she may be the key to going home. But helping Liv hunt a killer has one big consequence—chemistry. He can’t keep his hands off her, and there’s no way they can ever be together.
Six years ago, FBI Special Agent Liv Winter’s best friend was murdered. Since then, she’s taken a two-week vacation around the anniversary of the death to try and solve the case. She’s used every available resource. Yet, her friend’s killer is still on the loose. She refuses to give up—willing to do almost anything to bring the person to justice.
Apparently, almost anything includes trusting a god. And while she might need Rune’s help with her case, there’s no way she’ll ever trust him with her heart.
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