I’m actually not one hundred percent sure as to what I think about this novella. It was rather interesting, but I believe that that’s all it really has going for it. It ended way too quickly for my taste, but that is why it’s called a novella. If the story was only drawn out a little bit more, then I feel like it would have been perfect. Even more so if it was actually made into a novel.
Myst is a valkyrie. One of the most ruthless female warriors known to the Lore. She’s been rumored to be pure myth, but her and her sisters know better than that. The one thing that her sisters don’t know is that she’s tired of being the bait, and this time she vows that it’ll be her last. Especially since it landed her in the dungeons this time. Where it looks like she’s going to stay for a while. Myst is on a mission to learn the secrets of a certain vampire. However, it’s hard to do that when said vampire only sees her for a very short time. Which may change when the Forebearers start to take over the castle. Nikolai is a general in the Forebearers army, and a very good one at that. He was turned while dying on the battlefield and has been doing this ever since. Now he’s laying way to a castle that has information that he needs. Information that a mysterious woman seems to know about. Nikolai is fascinated by Myst, and all of the mysteries that seem to go with her. She’s a crazy beauty that seems to know everything, without actually giving any of it away. However, what makes her very special to Nikolai is the fact that she’s his bride. But Myst refuses to accept it and even manages to get away from him. Leaving him with the overwhelming desire to find her.
The novella is quite something, that’s for sure. It’s on a level that I never saw coming, but that was truly amazing regardless. However, it can be a bit difficult to find at times. This novella would be found in the urban fantasy section. It’s got vampires, valkyerie, fighting, drama, and romance all within it. It’s one of those novellas that has a lot to offer, but that just takes time first. It’s a type of novella that keeps you begging for more. Even when it’s got nothing left to offer. Making it all that for fantasy lovers, who are also going to want to get behind it. So my recommendation for the novella is a fairly easy one to make. This is a novella that all urban fantasy lovers are going to enjoy. It’s a great start to the series and it’s most definitely a must-read.
*Read on July 9th, 2016