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* Flashback Friday * The Norse Chronicles by Karissa Laurel

Friday, July 28, 2017

Almost two years ago, I reviewed the first book in the series, Midnight Burning,. I was impressed with the characters and thought that the plot was amazing and unique. Last year, I was honored by her request to review the second book in the series, Arctic Dawn.

Today, I discovered that Karissa Laurel is releasing the third book in The Norse Chronicles on August 23rd, so I thought this would be a great time to remind you about the first two books in the series.


Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural
Format: eBook, Print
Publication Date: July 7, 2015
Series: The Norse Chronicles

Back Cover For The Norse Chronicles

When the police notify Solina Mundy that her twin brother, Mani, is dead, she heads for Alaska. Once there, she begins to suspect Mani’s friends know more about his death than they’ve let on. Skyla, an ex-Marine, is the only one willing to help her.

As Solina and Skyla delve into the mystery surrounding Mani’s death, Solina is stunned to learn that her own life is tied to Mani’s friends, his death, and the fate of the entire world. If she can’t learn to control her newfound gifts and keep her friends safe, a long-lost dominion over mortals will rise again, and everything she knows will fall into darkness.
Breaking away from the traditional trope for paranormal/supernatural novels, Karissa Laurel added a unique twist to this supernatural series by creating characters inspired by Norse mythology.

Reviews of The Norse Chronicles

My first impression of Midnight Burning was of its slow start; however, it starts out slow because Laurel took the time to develop the characters and the setting. This intense character development helps the second half of the book make sense, but it also made me even more invested in the outcome.

In Arctic Dawn, I thought the main protagonist, Solis, really begins to evolve from the dependent and weak mortal she once was as she discovers her powers. The action really gets going in this book, and readers will find out more about the other protagonists that Solis interacts with. While I was skeptical of the romantic subplot, I am anxious to see how it turns out.

Here's what other readers thought of The Norse Chronicles:
"Grab your mittens, the hot chocolate and get ready to enter the world of fantasy, told by a new and impressive author with an imagination as big as Alaska!" TomeTender - for Midnight Burning
"I highly recommend this book for those of you who enjoy a well written modern day Fantasy with a mythology you certainly haven't read much of before." So I Read this Book Today - for Midnight Burning
"Norse deities battling in modern day North America, ancient myths coming to life, the end of everything is at hand, and in the midst of all of this awesomeness you find the best part of this story: Solina." Red Star Reviews - for Arctic Dawn
"The ending is shocking if this is the book you choose to read first. Having read the other two books the ending is more of a bittersweet reminder of how this series all started...It's a wonderfully written addition to the series and I am glad Ms. Laurel decided to give us Mani's novella." Big Al's Books and Pals - for Moonlight Falling

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About Karissa Laurel

Karissa Laurel, author
Karissa Laurel, author. Courtesy of Goodreads.
Karissa Laurel has tried her hand at many things -- cooking/catering, law, art -- but writing makes her the happiest.

When she's feeling brave, she's on the slopes or riding off-road motorcycles with her guys. When she's less adventuresome, she's on the couch with her nose buried in a book.

She lives in North Carolina with her kid, husband, occasional in-law, and a hairy husky named Bonnie.

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I thought both books in The Norse Chronicles were fantastic! Have you read them? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.