About the Book:
Leif Skarsganger and his elite band of immortal warriors have been charged to protect humanity from the evil Norse god Loki.
Under attack from Loki's minions, Leif is shocked to encounter a dark-haired beauty who fights like a warrior herself. Wounded and feverish, the Viking kisses her, inadvertently triggering an ancient Norse bond. But when Naya Brisbane breaks away and disappears before the bond is completed, Leif's warrior spirit goes berserk. If Leif doesn't find her fast, he's going to lose himself to permanent battle fury.
But Naya doesn't want to be found...and he'll do anything to find her. Because they're both running out of time.
Eve Hart's Romance Review:
I received this book on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review...so here it goes.
When I first read about the book, it caught my attention. I've read so many paranormals about shifters, vampires, Carpathians, deities, demons, and lycae, that the idea of Berserkers was an intriguing one. I hoped that Ms. Bradley could actually live up to the ideals I was building in my head.
She didn't disappoint. I loved the world she created - Norse gods, their faithful warriors, and their battle to prevent the end of the world. It is a great premise, and Ms. Bradley did a respectable job crafting a story I wanted to read. Naya was a strong (literally), intelligent, loyal person who would do anything to save her brother. Leif was a Berserker KING who found his eternal mate in Naya. While I liked the idea of an eternal bond that neither could break, I didn't like how vulnerable it left Leif.
While I understand that Naya's first priority was to her brother, I think she was selfish in the fact that she didn't care who she hurt (even these warriors who saved her life and gave her a safe place to stay) as long as she got to her brother. No, that's not loyalty to one person, that's betrayal to all others. That alone made me dislike Naya, and my feelings for her didn't change.
Leif was a strong (literally), loyal, intelligent, compassionate, caring king and warrior. I liked him a lot. It doesn't hurt that he's so freaking gorgeous! Yum. The one thing I didn't like about his story is that Ms. Bradley doesn't go into detail about what happened to his wife and kids. He just says he doesn't want to talk about it, and that's that? Seriously? There had to be something there worth exploring, otherwise it shouldn't have been in the book!
The sexy scenes were aight - they held my attention, but they didn't turn me up, which was disappointing.
Overall, the story held my attention, grabbed my imagination, and made me want to read more in this series.