“A kick-ass Valkyrie with baggage teams up with a brooding elf to battle Loki and a band of Jotunar (frost giants) … Krinard’s background … lends her an ability to write well-defined, multi-dimensional characters who help this story stand out in a crowded field.” — Publishers Weekly on MIST
Available August 12, 2014: Black Ice
The second installment in New York Times bestselling author Susan Krinard’s first urban fantasy series
Centuries ago, all was lost in the Last Battle when the Norse gods and goddesses went to war. The elves, the giants, and the gods and goddesses themselves were all destroyed, leaving the Valkyrie known as Mist one of the only survivors.
Or so she thought.
The trickster god Loki has reappeared in San Francisco, and he has big plans for modern-day Earth. With few allies and fewer resources — but the eyes of the gods and goddesses of an old world upon her — it’s up to Mist to stop him before history repeats itself.
Available in Mass Market July 29, 2014: MIST
“It’s a fast paced, gripping thriller, with a few interesting twists and turns and some excellent divine conspiracy.” — Booklist
“This is really good! A brilliant concept—Norse fantasy in a modern setting. Highly recommended!” — C.J. Cherryh, SF writer
4 Stars! “The talented Krinard draws from the world of Norse mythology as she introduces a dark new urban fantasy series featuring a disillusioned Valkyrie. Krinard’s new heroine is guilt-ridden and bitter, but she has adapted to the modern world. There is plenty of deceit, drama and action in this launch book!” — RT Book Reviews
Mist lives a normal life. She has a normal job, a normal boyfriend, and a normal apartment in San Francisco. She never thinks about her past if she can help it.
She survived. That’s the end of it.
But then a snowy winter descends upon San Francisco … where it never snows. And in quick succession, Mist is attacked by a frost giant in a public park and runs into an elf disguised as a homeless person on the streets…and then the man Mist believed was her mortal boyfriend reveals himself to be the trickster god, Loki, alive and well after all these years.
Mist’s normal world is falling apart. But thankfully, Mist isn’t quite so normal herself. She’s a Valkyrie, and she’s going to need all her skill to thwart Loki’s schemes and save modern Earth from the ravages of a battle of the gods.