The Unleashing ( Call of Crows #1)
by Shelly Laurenston
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Kera Watson never expected to face death behind a Los Angeles coffee shop. Not after surviving two tours lugging an M16 around the Middle East. If it wasn’t for her hot Viking customer showing up too late to help, nobody would even see her die.
In uncountable years of service to the Allfather Odin, Ludvig “Vig” Rundstrom has never seen anyone kick ass with quite as much style as Kera. He knows one way to save her life—but she might not like it. Signing up with the Crows will get Kera a new set of battle buddies: cackling, gossiping, squabbling, party-hearty women. With wings. So not the Marines.
But Vig can’t give up on someone as special as Kera. With a storm of oh-crap magic speeding straight for L.A., survival will depend on combining their strengths: Kera’s discipline, Vig’s loyalty… and the Crows’ sheer love of battle. Boy, are they in trouble
I think this was a good start to a series.
Different take on mythological paranormal type stories that I haver read.
At first the characters kind of came of as shallow and just lacking but reading more into it they started to become more interesting to me. I did like Kera because it was nice to see a female who is a former military instead of something else. Usually the books I’ve read the men tend to be the ones who are military not the females, so that was a nice change of pace.
The rest of the female characters in the Crows were pretty cool once you read more about them and a few of them I look forward to reading more about. Especially Jace's story.
The males tend to be a bit of a mystery if not your typical paranormal cast of males. But still I’m interested in their backgrounds and seeing who the end up with.
The world building of the story is where I had the most trouble staying focused. There just seemed to be so much thrown at us but about half way through I got a decent grip on how everything was and I think it became easier to understand.
All in all it was an interesting story and a different type of mythological paranormal romance that I usually read ( I like the Viking aspect and the Norse mythology in it) Takes a bit to really get into it but I think its a good and interesting start to a series.
Action, romance, danger, mystery and humor.