- Paperback: 278 pages
- Publisher: Red Adept Publishing (13 May 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1940215501
- ISBN-13: 978-1940215501
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,926,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Midnight Burning (The Norse Chronicles) Paperback – 13 May 2015
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"...a fascinating story that is well written, has entertaining dialogue, a fair amount of humor, and lots of tension. The ending caught me off guard with a huge twist. I can't wait to read the sequel." ~ Big Al's Books & Pals "So engrossing you forget to do necessary things like eat or go to the bathroom. I loved it that much!" ~ The Tome Gnome "The characters were just as alluring and mysterious as the plot. I couldn't get enough of them. Sol was the best!" ~ Bookworm Coalition
About the Author
Karissa Laurel always dabbled in writing, but she also wanted to be a chef when she grew up. So she did. After years of working nights, weekends, and holidays, she burnt out and said, “Now what do I do?” She tried a bunch of other things, the most steady of those being a paralegal for state government, but nothing makes her as happy as writing. She has published several short stories and reads “slush” for a couple of short-story markets. Karissa lives in North Carolina with her kid, her husband, the occasional in-law, and a very hairy husky. She loves to read and has a sweet tooth for speculative fiction. Sometimes her husband convinces her to put down the books and take the motorcycles out for a spin. When it snows, you’ll find her on the slopes. Karissa also paints and draws and harbors a grand delusion that she might finish a graphic novel someday.
Top Customer Reviews
“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” - Robert Fulghum
This dream was worse, So. Much. Worse. Than all the others. Horrifying, bloody, savage. And the worst part?
It was true.
Solina’s brother is dead, torn apart by a wolf-like creature. A monster who talks. Who thinks, and plans, and has yet another goal.
Kill Solina. Eat her alive.
A baker by trade, an introvert by nature, Solina Mundy is pulled to Alaska where her beloved twin met his end. Ostensively, to gather her brothers things and close down his apartment. Realistically? To find out what really happened to her brother. Everyone is hiding things. Everyone apparently knows things she doesn’t. And they have no intention of telling her anything – or of helping her in any way. Go Home, Little Girl. Nobody wants you here.
Like. Hell. Solina is afraid, sure. She is, by nature, passive. A homebody who spends her time working in her parent’s bakery, kowtowing to their every wish. She has always left her twin, Mani, to be the adventurous one, the one who allowed her to live vicariously through his actions. But now, Mani is dead, and Solina is meeting obstacles every way she turns. Mani’s boss, Thorin, is a cold, unwielding jerk, belittling and demeaning in word and action. Val, on the other hand, is a Player, in all forms of the word. He was Mani’s best friend, and helped Solina though the first few months after Mani’s death.Read more ›
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: Romance, Sci-fi and fantasy
Well, wow! What a fabulous story. I was blown away by this book. I wasn’t sure what to expect, hadn’t heard of the author, couldn’t find out much about her, but the book is already out so I reads the sample and....was hooked on the story. I was in a bit of a reading slump having somehow picked some books that were just meh....for me anyway, reading is always a personal journey. then I picked up this and another great fantasy read, Amy Lane’s Vulnerable and it brought me back to just why I love to read.
It starts off fairly innocuously, with Solina going to Alaska, to see what she can find out about her twin brother's murder.No-one knows who, how or why he was killed and there doesn’t seem to be much investigation going on. . She’s been having nightmares about him being killed by a slavering, vicious wolf. She’s had prophetic dreams and visions at times before, and she can’t leave the chance to find some justice for her brother. It takes her into a world of danger though, involving Mani’s employer and his friends, and bringing into play what seems like a ridiculous theory about Norse Gods and Ragnarok, but which seems to become more and more relevant.
There’s a number of major characters. Solina of course, Mani’s girlfriend Skyla, his employer Thorin, and his best friend Val. All play a much deeper part than it seems. Skyla is determined to find out who killed Mani, Thorin wants Solina to leave everything and go home, he’s kind of an overbearing jerk to begin, and then there’s Val...he’s like an eternal playboy and wants in Solina’s pants. She describes him as Patron Saint of the Perpetual Erection – I just loved that phrase and it was so apt...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If your appetite for Norse mythology has been whetted by Marvel comics and/or films, you’re pretty much sure to like this book. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Let me start this review by telling you what I loved about this book: everything! This modern spin on mythology, the characterisations, the character interactions and the mystery. Read morePublished 11 months ago by A British Bookworm
This was a wild ride into Norse mythology and some great characterisation. Solina, the main character evolves wonderfully throughout the novel as she learns her new powers,... Read morePublished 12 months ago by rhosymynydd
A strange tale of a murdered brother, leading a young baker to discover her new paranormal reality. Norse mythology leads, with friends and enemies being more than they appear at... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Stilwatrsqaw
**I received a free copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review**
This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, taking its time to introduce us to the... Read more
This book did not take long to grab my attention. Steeped in Norse Mythology, wolves, and mystery, this was a no brainer for me. Read morePublished 20 months ago by ?wazithinkin
"Without the bakery, without Mani, I was a dandelion seed in the wind, subject to the currents of fate. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Fuzzy Fairytales