Black Ice (Midgard)

By Susan Krinard

New York Times bestselling writer Susan Krinard maintains the exciting city delusion sequence that all started with Mist in Black Ice.

Centuries in the past, in Asgard, the Norse gods and goddesses fought their final conflict with the trickster god Loki and his frost giants. All have been believed misplaced, apart from a number of survivors…including the Valkyrie Mist, forgotten daughter of the goddess Freya.

But the conflict isn't really over, and Mist―living a mortal lifestyles in San Francisco―is summoned to arrange for a brand new warfare, with the destiny of earth putting within the stability. suffering to manage her personal transforming into energy as she assembles a determined group of allies, Mist faces enemies inside of and with no, not able to totally belief even these closest to her.

It will take all of Mist's braveness, decision, and newfound magical talents to forestall Loki earlier than background repeats itself.

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I’m supplying you with an order. go away Tashiro by myself. in reality, i feel it might be a good suggestion in the event you remain away while he’s right here. ” “It will be larger if I keep away from each person, wouldn't it? ” “That’s now not a foul notion. ” She regretted the phrases once she’d spoken them. “If you could simply grasp on till we will paintings in your problem—” “And what of your skills? you probably did good opposed to the Jotunn, yet you need to enhance your mastery of the Galdr, and with out gaining significantly extra regulate you can't chance the traditional magic.

Nobody quite admits believing the tales, after all, yet it’s type of a folks story within the region. So I did a few extra looking, and—” “Where? ” Mist interrupted. Vali punched a key. “New Mexico. someplace north of a city known as Gallup. ” “Mysterious orchards the place there shouldn’t be sufficient water to maintain even a sapling alive,” she stated, interpreting the document on his reveal. “Eir couldn't have selected a greater position to hide the Apples of Idunn,” Dainn stated. The Aesir’s tickets to immortality, Mist suggestion, no matter if the gods had it seems that controlled to get through with no the Apples due to the fact that they’d landed within the Void.

Very conscientiously, Edvard reached inside of his blouse and withdrew a small leather-based pouch. “How are you able to understand for those who don’t attempt it? ” Dainn took in a deep breath. “What is it? ” he requested. “A form of natural compound. I didn’t make it, yet I continuously hold a few of it with me. ” “And you think that i might pattern this concoction with no figuring out something approximately it? ” Edvard loosened the twine that held the pouch closed, dipped his finger within and scooped out a small component of the compound. He tapped the faintly dusty, green-and-brown combination on his tongue.

Blood spurted from her nostril and her head rang as Orn screamed in rage, sounds no raven will be able to making. “We were too careful,” one other voice acknowledged someplace within the glare of lighting above her head. “The chicken truly cares what occurs to her. there's just one option to compel its cooperation. ” She by no means heard the opposite man’s resolution. Ungentle arms pulled her up, slung her sideways, carried her out of the room along with her ft dragging in the back of her. Orn banged round contained in the cage, shrieking phrases the lads didn’t comprehend.

Objective, Anna proposal. whilst had she ever rather had any objective yet facing the motions day by day, getting up and going to paintings and coming domestic and spending another quiet evening with Orn and a pitcher of wine? used to be this what she’d been anticipating? A cause to stay, to struggle for anything greater than her very usual life? She met Orn’s gaze as though she have been dealing with Odin himself. “I’ll stay,” she acknowledged. “As lengthy as you would like me. ” *   *   * “So what occurs subsequent? ” Rick requested. Mist glanced round the desk at her council.

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