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Slaves of Valhalla by Luke Romyn

So, I’ve finally found the time to finish this book. Damn good book, but my life has just been entirely too hectic. But Luke Romyn is definitely my favorite indie author at this moment.

So, this is book two of the Prometheus wars. And I think this book is full of more twists and turns than the last book. We come back to the world of Talbot Harrison and Wes.  This time, Wes wakes up with severe memory lapse. And he seems to have somehow missed about twenty years as he awakens to find that Talbot has a daughter named Zoe and Talbot and his twin are now missing, having gone into another rift of unknown origin. And of course, Prometheus is back, manipulating events yet again. With Talbot missing, Wes sets out to find him, and is shot down by Poseidon, who mortals know as the Greek god of the sea. Poseidon decides to accompany Wes to speak with the president to find Talbot and stop Prometheus.

Enter an obvious twist here. Poseidon isn’t the real thing. He’s Prometheus. Surprise twist, neither is Zoe. Enter the legendary wolf Fenrir, who threatens Wes for some perceived slight that Wes has no memory of. And now its time to venture into the rift, which actually leads to the past. And of course Wes is on his own and has to rescue Talbot. They are now in the ancient Norse lands, where the Aesir and Vanir reign. Contrary to myths, the Aesir are far from benevolent and Fenrir actually leads the Vanir. The Aesir have been enslaving people, looking for the entrance to Valhalla, a myth among the mythical. With Talbot rescued, it’s time to face the Vanir and find out what Fenrir’s vendetta against Wes is.

Naturally, it’s Prometheus’ fault and his plan is revealed. He intends to open the rift to Valhalla and release the horrendous giants there. There’s more twists and turns and the giants are eventually brought into the modern world to attempt to fight them. These are some interesting twists on the old tales, and combines the Norse and Greek myths. The twist is who Prometheus really is, as he is actually from the Vanir. His vendetta takes an even darker turn, being that he’s not a Titan and is actually out for revenge against the Vanir. All in all, an exciting book that I would normally not have put down. Seems like there’s another coming, possibly. I can’t wait to see how this storyline is continued.

  1. minisculegiants
    December 27, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I’ve been wondering whether the Prometheus Wars series was good. I appreciate your take on the second book. Maybe I’ll give it a try.

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