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5 stars for Lost Long, Book I of The Road to Ragnarök #99cents #romanticfantasy #fantasy #bookreview

Title: Lost Long, Book I of The Road to Ragnarök

Author: Rochelle L. Wilcox

Genre: Romantic Fantasy, Fantasy, Norse Mythology

Book Blurb:

Some Norse gods will do anything to stop humans from knowing that gods still exist.

They'll kill anyone who discovers their secret.

But the god of love Freyr won't let them have Lia.

She doesn't want to go with him.

He doesn't want to take her.

And he definitely doesn't want to fall in love with her.

Fate has other plans.

When Lia witnesses the impossible in the sky above her on a dark Los Angeles morning, Loki and Thor condemn her to death. To save her life, Freyr, his sister Freyja, and her husband Will must take Lia to the other side of the world, into the realm of giants and dragons far below, and finally to the mythical land of Asgard. Along the way, as Freyr discovers a love he never expected, he's forced to decide how far he will go to protect Lia from the fight his brothers started, and he will end.

If you love a slow burn romance — with no spice until the very end of the series and a couple of cliffhangers along the way — this "enemies-to-lovers," "chosen one" adventure is for you.

My Review:

Lia sees the unthinkable and is thrust into a world she can’t possibly but at what cost? Lia is your average woman living in LA. She happens to look up to see two 'beings' fighting in the sky. She doesn't know what to think. Before she can process what she's witnessed, the one called Freyr kidnaps her. She's terribly frightened and pleads to go home. He refuses, instead taking her through time and realms to a land she thought was nothing but a myth. She experiences things she thought were impossible such as giants, gods, magic, and even Asgard. Freyr makes her feel things she's never felt before. He tells her he must protect her by keeping his distance but it's not enough. Little does Lia realize Freyr loves her and will sacrifice everything for her.

Lost Long is a reimagined romantic fantasy adventure of classic Norse mythology set in modern times. The action starts from the very beginning and doesn't stop until the cliffhanger ending.

I enjoyed the action scenes with intricate narration and world-building. The action scenes do not overwhelm the plot but instead they propel the plot. Descriptive action scenes had me whipping through the pages.

The characters make for an entertaining read. I like both Lia and Freyr. They're very much opposites yet there's a connection there.

The reader truly gets to become a part of the story through the narration.

The pacing of the plot progression is good but there's a frantic edge to it. If this was the author's intention, then well done. The ending took me by surprise, and it is ‘fall-off-the-cliff’ type of ending. It will make you want to read the rest of the series right away to discover how it ends.

If you're a fan of Norse gods and Norse mythology, you're going to marvel at Lost Long. If high-octane fantasy is your reading jam, pick up Lost Long.

My Rating: 5 stars

Buy it Now:

The e-book of Lost Long will be 99 cents for a limited time as will the rest of the series. Four books for less than $4!

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 storytelling, 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 started to tell 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. Book I (Lost Long) was relaunched on September 3, followed by Book II (Enemies Eternal) on October 1, Book III (Alive Again) on November 5, and Book IV (Heavy Heart) on December 3. 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.

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Reviewed by: Nancy


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