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Arc provided by publisher via Book Sirens in exchange for an honest review.
I initially requested this book due to the inclusion of Greek and Norse mythology in its premise as well as the paranormal romance genre. I have such a weakness for mythology in the paranormal romance genre and I’m so glad that I decided to give this novel a try!
She’s death’s daughter.
After a thousand years, their paths are about to cross again.
Hunter Wallace’s luck just went from bad to worse. Case in point? The immortal god she’s managed to avoid for centuries just became her only hope of survival.
Destined to a life of endless conflict, Tyr could never forget the fierce Scottish princess he left behind. But a thousand years hasn’t dimmed her hatred for him, and when she shows up on his doorstep, he discovers that flame still burns bright.
With her home reduced to ashes and a heart haunted by the past, Hunter’s only chance at revenge is to join forces with the immortal god whose life has been forever intertwined with hers. In a world rocked by war, Hunter must discover why Tyr’s greatest treachery was also his greatest gift. (Goodreads)
Death’s Daughter is an easy to read and enticingly good book. If you’re a fan of Larissa Ione’s Lords of Deliverance series then this is for you! The inclusion of Greek and Norse myth was done very well. The story had an easy flow as an understanding of mythology created the perfect foundational background to the characters. If you’re entirely unfamiliar with Greek and Norse mythology it’s still relatively easy to read and follow this book however, the story did not develop the characters extensively. Rather it relied on familiar characters with a unique plot line.
While the action and dialogue were brilliant (i.e., easy to follow and attention grabbing) the romantic relationship could have used some work. The importance of a sound romantic arc in the paranormal romance genre is the main reason I have rated this book at 3 stars. The swift transition from hate to love in this story did not feel genuine or authentic to me (despite liking the characters).
Their long history was alluded to in the story but flashbacks of this would have added an extra depth and realism to their relationship. Perhaps if this had been explored further the reader could have connected and believed the fast transition from hate to love between the characters.
Overall, this was a surprisingly good story that has made me eager to read the initial three books in the series. As a book in an established series I would say that this is possible to be read as a stand alone but will be most appreciated when read as part of the full series due to the inclusion of characters from previous books. I’ll be continuing on with the series!