The Unleashing (Call of Crows #1)
Kensington / March 31, 2015 / $15.00 print, $9.99 digital
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.
Author Shelly Laurenston creates a whole new world in her newest novel, The Unleashing. She puts her own twist on Norse Mythology and creates the nine clans who fight evil—and each other—to keep the balance between the light and the dark. The gods also want warriors to fight at their side during the Ragnarok. While Odin and Freyja choose their warriors by tracing their lineage back to the original Vikings tribes, the only culturally diverse Clan amongst them are The Crows. The Goddess, Skuld, takes the dead and gives them a second life on earth in exchange for service to her as a Crow. Skuld doesn’t discriminate on race or skin color. She is looking for strong and smart women who will be an asset to her warriors.