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Urban Mythic Box Set: Eleven Novels of Adventure and Romance, featuring Norse and Greek Gods, Demons and Djinn, Angels, Fairies, Vampires, and Werewolves in the Modern World Kindle Edition
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Not memorable – I know I read this, but I don't remember anything about this, which means it really didn't make an impression at all. Sorry.
Chosen by Christine Pope
This one started out okay, but as the story progressed it started to feel more and more mary-sue-ish. The heroine is kinda dumb, and nothing feels realistic, I'm afraid.
The Hunted One by Meg Collet
I found this silly – these characters may be supposed to be angels, but they're very human and ordinary (and not very bright). They act, think, and talk like ordinary modern people, so what's the point in making them ancient non-human beings? Mythical beings should not seem that ordinary, thanks, otherwise the SF setting is merely a little unsatisfying window dressing. I got frustrated and gave up long before the end.
Things Unseen by C.J. Brightley
This isn't bad – the world building is competently done, and the characters are believable (and the non-human characters don't act and think like normal, ordinary humans, I'm happy to say, so the author has spent the time thinking about how another species might differ from us). The ending is a little OTT, though, and stops without any resolution. But overall this is a decent read.
Way of the Wolf by Mark E Cooper
This is frustrating – we start with one character's story, then we jump into another character's story (and don't see the first character again for about 30 chapters). Then we jump into a third story. The way the tale is structured is very unsatisfying, as by the time you get back to the other character's story, you've forgotten where you got to, and ceased to care. Essentially, the way the story has been structured doesn't work, and a different structure would have resulted in a much more satisfying read. I also found the characters all a bit samey, but that's a separate issue.
Eros by Helen Harper
This is readable. It's a bit hamstringed by the constraints of the myth (the narrative feels a bit forced, some times) but overall it's decent.
The Wild Hunt by Ron Nieto
This is okay. The heroine is likeable, and the main Fae character is non-human enough to be interesting. The ending is a cliff-hanger.
A Demon Bound by Debra Dunbar
This is great.
Vampire Addiction by Eva Pohler
The characters in this one are so silly that I gave up after a few chapters – there's a weird coffin in the basement that has sounds emanating from it, and all the adults try and discourage us from going into the basement, but let's not talk about it or try and figure out what's going on, and instead go out to look at boys..... good grief!
Valkyrie's Vengeance by Melissa Snark
The heroine here is whiny, self-pitying, and incredibly stupid. I disliked her immensely. She's supposed to be an alpha, and has the complete loyalty of all her pack, but she's so incompetent and weak that she couldn't possibly hold the position. And so stupid – she's tracked down the big, bad, beastie, and decides she needs backup. So what does she do? Get to a place of safety and THEN call for reinforcements? Signal for help while she hides and watches the beast? Nope! She turn her back on it while standing out in the open and proceed to make a long phone call (with the inevitable results). By this point I was rooting for the beastie. That said, it is readable enough that I finished it.
The Blue Rose by Losa St Vil
The write up of this one makes it sound like it's going to be a paranormal romance (emphasis on romance), but it really isn't. The characters are all high-school students, and the heroine and hero barely interact (at least not in the first 12 chapters, which is all I managed before I gave up). This is a fairly standard fish-out-of-water high school tale – teenager feels they don't really fit in, but this is because they are different and special and have all these powers they need to keep secret, and will need to find the strength within themselves to defeat the magical baddie, etc. – you know the drill. It wasn't amazing but it wasn't terrible either, just a bit boring. What really finished it for me, though, was chapter 12. The chapter starts with a note: Mature content, younger readers please skip to the next chapter. That's just telegraphing to every young reader: “read this bit!!!” Of course no underage reader is going to skip it! Then comes a completely out of tone (with the rest of the book) graphic sex scene. Where'd that come from? Why is it there? That pretty much sums up the problem with the book – the author isn't certain what her story should be, and so she starts telling one story (teenaged misfit) then trying to turn it into something else (paranormal romance). It doesn't work.
Elsker by S T Bende
This annoyed me enormously, mostly because several chapters are supposed to be set in London, and the author's clearly never been to London in her life (and has not done sufficient research to hide that fact). “The buildings were so tall, vendors pushed their carts...” is her description of a neighbourhood without tall buildings, and London doesn't have street vendors pushing carts. Then she claims she went to the British Museum to look at the Magna Carter and TS Elliot's cat poems (wrong museum! They're in the British Library). There's a reason many authors set their books in towns they've lived in, and that's because you'll instantly lose a reader if you can't produce an adequate sense of place. I gave up shortly after this.
Blood Debt by Nancy Straight
This is okay, but the characters are all a bit impotent – the heroine especially spends far too long waiting for someone else to rescue her, which makes it a bit unsatisfying.
Amy Lewis has a plan to get to her grandmother's house in time for dinner. Loki knows he has forgotten something but has no idea what it is just that he is trapped in the mortal world. Can they join forces to defeat the gods, elves and neighbours or will Loki be distracted by technology, boobs and alcoholic benders.
Great story that made me laugh out loud at times. Well written and definitely worth considering reading the rest of the series (this is the first book in it).
Chosen - Christine Pope
A fatal illness wipes out most of the population of earth - just when the survivors think the worst is over they have to handle the next development.7
A nice story. Reasonably written.
The Hunted One - Meg Collett
Archangel Michaela has had his wings removed in disgrace when he discovers that the Angels have a lan for Heaven that may a step too far and irrevocable.
Nicely written. Reasonable story that I enjoyed
Things Unseen - C.J. Brightley
Aria Forsyth is drawn into the confict between human and inhuman and has to handle the differences between them all and try not to be involved in it.
Nice story that was pleasant to read.
Way of the Wolf - Mark E. Cooper
Dr David Lephmann helps a shifter and find himself in a different world containing violence and mistrust.
Nice story with plenty of action and drama.
Eros - Helen Harper
The Greek god of Love and the human who caught his heart - Eros is a contemporary re-telling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche.
I enjoyed this and found it quite clever in the way it was written and the way the story unfolded.
The Wild Hunt - Ron Nieto
Lily was meant to become a faerie doctor, disbelief and pragmatism led her away from the hidden world. She will be forced to face the truth, and the fae, if she wants to save her family.
Lots of drama and action in this lovely story.
A Demon Bound - Debra Dunbar
Sam is an imp, on vacation from Hell, but when she's blackmailed into tracking a rogue angel, her vacation, and possibly her life, might be over.
Great story that I enjoyed.
Vampire Addiction - Eva Pohler
A New York teen studies abroad in Athens and discovers that vampires are real, and unwittingly becomes a catalyst to an uprising led by god.
Lots of drama and intrigue in this clever story.
Valkyrie's Vengeance - Melissa Snark
When children are abducted, Victoria, priestess of the Valkyrie, must work with her worst enemy to rescue them.
Pleasant story that didn't set my world on fire but was enjoyable.
The Blue Rose - Lola St. Vil
The most powerful Angel that ever lived and the dangerous demon who holds her heart.
Great story that had a nice contrast between angels and demons and the torture of a forbidden love.
Elsker - S.T. Bende
Kristia Tostenson just found out her new boyfriend is the Norse God of Winter -an immortal assassin destined to die at Ragnarok.
Wow - amazing story that I enjoyed a great deal.
Blood Debt - Nancy Straight
Camille discovers a family she never dreamed of and a world that should not exist.
Enjoyable story that was nice to read and very enjoyable.
I Bring The Fire by C Gockel, Norse myths interrelate with contemporary life.
Way Of the Wolf by Mark E Cooper, this wanders rather but very interestingly so.
And best of all so far, The Wild Hunt by Ron C Nieto, a really spellbinding exploration of fairie, I bought the next two books in this series so got temporarily distracted from the rest of the anthology. Enough to make me look forward to worse weather and dark evening.
Wonderful well written plots and storylines.
Characters have been well fleshed out and believable.
All enchanting, action and suspense and kept me hooked from start.
11 Novels put together, all by different Authors.
Interesting if you like to read about Mythology.
Top international reviews
The first "book", I Bring the Fire, isn't actually so much a "book" as a, extremely long partial story where you have to buy the next "book" to hopefully have any closure. It ends on a cliffie (the Part 1 is kind of a giveaway), so if you like that sort of thing...
The next one, Chosen, is also not a complete story.
The Hunted One, the next one, was too depressing to bother reading, but I caught the tale end of it and it, too, has no actual resolution.
Things Unseen...also ends on a cliffy. I'm sensing a "none of these works are actual complete books but were released so that hopefully readers will get hooked and buy the next in the series" pattern here...
Way of the Wolf was gross. I didn't bother reading much of it.
Eros - I kind of agree with Coop. Forcing people to "love" each other is just wrong but the sanctimonious gods who enjoy jerking people around disagree and so torture him into falling in with the company line. Could have been a very good book - interesting angle, a few fun tangents - if half the fat had been chopped out as it seemed to drag on forever in too many places. Skipping and skimming helped somewhat as it seemed the author was determined to use <all> the words. Ugh, I gave up on it before Part 11 and skipped to the end. Sorry. It was too much like repeatedly picking at a sore scab. Fastforward past umpteen million words and there is an actual ending to this book and it's a nice ending. If I had to rate this book on its own, I'd give it a solid 4 out of 5 stars - its rating shouldn't suffer because of my impatience.
The Wild Hunt - yet another "here's a cliffie so you'll buy the next book"
A Demon Bound - Technically it was finished but felt unfinished because of the Epilogue.
Vampire Addiction - *sigh* Cliffie/buy-next-book teaser again
Valkyrie's Vengeance - *double sigh* Yet another cliffie designed to sell the next book. Could have been a great story if it'd had a conclusion.
The Noru - This book with the silly name drove me crazy with the constant repetition of the character's names to each other as though no one would have any idea of each other's names unless they were constantly repeated over and over and over and over and over again. I'm sure you will be shocked to learn that it's also an unfinished cliffie.
Elsker - Yup, a cliffie-book. Has great angles to it, though.
Blood Debt - Yup. You know that pattern I was sensing? Yup.