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5++ stars for Heavy Heart, Book IV of The Road to Ragnarök by @RochelleCA04 #romanticfantasy

Title: Heavy Heart, Book IV of The Road to Ragnarök

Author: Rochelle L. Wilcox

Genre: Romantic Fantasy

Book Blurb:

Freyr and Freyja believe the time finally has come to return to Asgard with Lia and Will by their sides, offer Yggdrasill’s fruit to Lia, and welcome her to their family. But Lia’s tasks aren’t complete. If the Norse gods are to have any hope of prevailing in Ragnarök — if Freyr is to have any chance of escaping the Norns’ prophecy and sharing a life with Lia in the days after — Lia must wait. Even the dragons who have vowed to join the gods in that final battle won’t be enough to save all of their lives. As Will’s unusual intuition evolves into the ability to see distant people and places, he realizes what they must do and where they must go before they face Ragnarök. The group takes one last journey through the worlds below in a dangerous and daring attempt to destroy Freyr’s greatest enemy before this most evil of the giants can join his brethren in the war they soon will wage against the gods on earth’s surface. If Freyr and Lia can prevail in the tasks they must face, they may pave the way for the life they both want but have never let themselves believe might be possible.

My Review:

Can Freyr and Lia return to Asgard and live out their days in peace or will the prophecy come to pass, and Lia is left all alone? Is everyone ready for the epic final battle? Lines have been drawn and both sides think they’re ready for what’s to come. But there are some surprises in store that no one anticipated. There’s a deadly prophecy mentioning Freyr. What about Lia? As her powers grow, she’s the wild card. Enemies re-emerge and both Freyr and Lia will have to use everything in their arsenal, including their intellect, to defeat their enemies. For if they fail, all of humanity will fall and all will be lost. Can Lia embrace her destiny and live her life as Freyr’s wife and beloved?

Heavy Heart is a romantic fantasy that stole my heart and took my breath away. In this epic conclusion, secrets are unveiled, heroes are tested, gods will fall, and who is left alive must regroup to bring peace to the land. All of these characters I’ve grown attached to, so it was riveting for me to see what happened. The narration was immersive, detailed, and emotional. The stakes couldn’t have been higher for both sides and it came across in the narration. The characters were written with vibrancy and their true personalities were exposed. The action scenes were so well-written, I watched it unfold in my mind, like a film. The final battle was epic in every way. Rochelle Wilcox has penned a magnificent conclusion to her series. It’s with a heavy heart that I leave this world and its characters. If you’re looking for the ultimate romantic fantasy, pick up Heavy Heart. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5++ stars

Buy it Now:

The prequel, Fickle Fate, is available to anyone who signs up for my newsletter at Fifty years before Freyr met Lia, launching The Road to Ragnarök, the Norse Goddess of love Freyja met Will. Before him, she had fallen in love only once in the millennia she has walked the earth. But if she tells her family’s secret to Will, the man who somehow captured her heart, her family will never forgive her. It will start a war she may not win.

Author Biography:

Rochelle Wilcox was born and raised in Las Vegas, where she learned at an early age the value of fantasy and escape. Raised by a single mom — one of the first women trained to deal poker in the early 70's — Rochelle spent more time in casinos than most adults. She and her husband decided to leave the desert behind and raise their sons in Northern California, where they spend as much time on the water as they can.

Despite her lifelong passion for story-telling, Rochelle's path took her to law school and then to a practice focused on media law and appeals. But her love of writing wasn't sated with briefs bound by legal principles and a fealty to facts. And so she set to paper the story that had been playing in her mind for years, based on the Norse mythology she loved as a child and built around her favorite character — the Norse God of Love, Freyr.

Rochelle has been working for 13 years on her four-part series, The Road to Ragnarök. As this epic tale unfolds, Freyr will learn that Lia’s love and her unexpected powers will be the key to the fate of the Norse gods in the battles they’ll face in Ragnarök, and that his very survival will depend on her.

Rochelle plans to retire from practicing law at the end of the year and focus full time on writing. The next series, tentatively titled Tales of the Vanir, will pick up where The Road to Ragnarök leaves off.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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