No one would ever accuse Jace Berisha of having an easy life—considering her husband…you know…killed her. But that was then! Now she fights for mighty Viking gods with the spectacular and vicious Crows.
But things are turning very bad, very quickly because a vengeful, ancient goddess has come into the world with just one thing on her mind—ending it. And the only way they can hope to stop her is if the Crows join forces with their one-time enemies, the Protectors. A Viking Clan created to do nothing but kill every Crow they see.
Thankfully, Protector Ski Eriksen is a peace loving kind of guy. Because the woman he is desperately trying to get close to is the beautiful and not-very-chatty Jace. Battling Nordic clans? Unkillable goddesses? Jace’s mean-spirited dog? None of these things would ever get in the way of a true Viking!
What I liked: I know Marta has already reviewed The Undoing but there are just some books that cry out for more than one review per blog!
The Undoing picks up pretty much where The Unleashing left off story and character wise. There are a lot of characters and they are oh my gosh funny! There are so many groups with amazing characters and the traits of those characters are extremely well written and developed. The plot is so-so but the characters and their foibles drive this story. The characters are divided into groups who serve different Nordic gods. They each have their own characteristics and how they view each other.
Jace is a Berserker Crow and absolutely craves peace and quiet, or does she? Ms Laurenston masterfully writes this character and she's not at all what we think she is. Her backstory is intriguing and horrifying at the same time. Her strike team in the Crows has some of the most interesting and dynamic women you ever want to read about. Their loyalty to each other and their straight forward approach to life is incredibly written.
Jace is needed by The Protectors to translate some important books to find the solution of how stop an ancient goddess from destroying the world. Ski Ericksen is the second in command of his group of Protectors and he is instantly drawn to Jace. She loves books and one the duties of The Protectors is to "protect the word", mostly dealing with books.
We get to see all the players introduced in the first book and then some. Each group has their own views of the other groups. The Ravens, who work in conjunction with The Crows, aren't considered very smart or socially correct. On the other hand, The Protectors ARE smart and a bit nerdy. They are considered the brains but their social skills and clulessness in certain setting are hilarious. Then we have The Giant Killers, Thor's human Clan. In Ski's own words, "....he never thought there could be anyone dumber than Ravens. He'd quickly learned he was wrong. There was dumber." The in-fighting and pranks between each group had me in stitches and laughing out loud.
While Jace and Ski are the couple of the book, there are many background couples/individuals playing a part in all the action. I especially loved the welcoming party The Crows put together for Kera (the lead character in The Unleashing). Erin loves to screw with people and her newest target is her good friend and sister Crow, Kera. According to Erin, Kera is an easy target ....."She's such a sucker. I could f*ck with her all day." (Pardon the language).
What I didn't like: I was laughing so hard, I couldn't find anything that bothered me.
Highly Recommended but please read The Unleashing first!!!!!