Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Dead Embers (Valkyrie #2) - T.G Ayers, Book Review (159).

I'm delighted to be today's stop on the Dead Embers Blog Tour hosted by I.O Book Tours.

Dead Embers (Valkyrie #2)

Publication: 31st August 2012
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Pages: 398
Genre: Fantasy/Mythology
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
Buy It: Amazon   Barnes & Noble
"For a shadow of a second, I stared into his eyes, shocked, horrified he'd do such a thing to me. A thousand fears filtered through my frigid brain. Was he in cahoots with Loki? Or was he Freya's dog all along?

It took an eternity for him to blink. Even longer for me to blink.

Then Fenrir pushed me and I fell off the cliff... into pure white oblivion."

Valkyrie-in-training Bryn Halbrook just can't catch a break. With her boyfriend stuck in Hel and the taunting laughter of Loki still ringing in her ears, she struggles to concentrate on her training and duties in Odin's realm. The last thing she expects or wants is more adventure -- but then treachery, a shocking abduction, and a chilling discovery send her forth on another perilous, globe-hopping mission.

As the ultimate battle, Ragnarok, draws closer, it's a race against time for Bryn, Fenrir and their team to discover who kidnapped her foster brother from the halls of Asgard and what's causing the mysterious deaths of so many of Odin's chosen warriors.

In the exciting sequel to "Dead Radiance," Bryn encounters dwarfs and dragons, new friends and old foes -- but the worst enemy of all may be the person she trusts most.
My Thoughts...
After participating in the blog tour for the first book in this series, I was more than eager to join this one, and to continue on Bryn's story in this fantastic series.
After the ending in the previous book I was on tenterhooks to see how it would play out, and the twists and turns it would take to rectify the situation we were left with.
What I loved was that this second book follows on straight away from the finale of Dead Radiance, and things are not going so well in Asgard, the Retrievals of the new warriors are being thwarted, each and every warrior has been found covered in a black substance that stops them from being able to be Retrieved to become a warrior for Odin, Brody has gone missing, she's not talking to a couple of her friends and one of her friends will betray her and the people of Asgard.
Bryn goes off on another adventure to retrieve an item, that will hopefully fix the events of the end of the last book, and she reconnects with some characters from Dead Embers as well as meeting a few new people, but none as big as Thor, yes the God Of Thunder makes a appearance, and I have to say that everytime he appeared in the book I kept picturing Chris Hemsworth (Which is not a bad thing at all)!
And then the end, wow, I felt so bad for Bryn and I so desperately need the next book now!
A great series that I recommend everyone reads.
I give this 5/5. Giveaway: 1 Signed Print book per tour, and 4 E-Books per tour, signed swag. and a ring INTERNATIONAL Rafflecopter a Rafflecopter giveaway

I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognize that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practice given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes… I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It’s a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each other's loves – it works wonderfully…
My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands – I shall forever remain cross-eyed.


  1. Thank you for hosting T.G. today :)

  2. This series sounds interesting! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy :)

  3. Thank you for taking the time to review this book.
    Sounds like a winner.