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A Fate Inked in Blood review

While Vikings and pillaging are often intertwined, what if the narrative took a different turn? Imagine having a trace of a god or goddess’s blood in you, capable of altering your destiny. Would you embark on a quest to find those fortunate few? Snorri in Fate Inked in Blood by Danelle L Jensen had to deal with just that.

I have always loved the Vikings, and while I admit I don’t know much of Norse mythology, this book makes me want to learn more. I feel like I am missing so much by not knowing about the Norse gods and goddesses. If you like Norse mythology, then you should read this book.
Freya, a seemingly ordinary fishmonger’s wife, holds a secret. She’s not just anyone; she’s special. Snorri, on the other hand, is a man on a mission. He’s been relentlessly searching for the shieldmaiden for years, convinced possessing her would secure his reign. This intriguing dynamic between the characters is what makes the story so compelling.
When Freya’s secret is revealed, Bjoirn, Snorri’s son, is tasked with keeping her safe. Little Does Snorri know that his shield maiden is claimed by someone else. Now, Freya must face trials to prove her worth.

It’s been a while since a book has evoked such a solid love-hate reaction in me. The story was so gripping that I wanted to hurl it across the room in frustration and anticipation. I have yet to come across many 5-star books this year, but this one deserves the accolade. The narrative has kept me engrossed, and the emotional rollercoaster it has taken me on is unparalleled. You could get so deeply immersed in the story that I could feel Freya’s every emotion as she fought her way through. I highly recommend this book, and I’m not the only one. Even our fox HB couldn’t put it down, and he’s one discerning reader!

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