Everything had been taken from her: her family, her home, and nearly her life. Now, two years later, Mæja is still haunted by what the Empire did to her. But a new deception is afoot: the Empire is seeking five sacred treasures to reawaken the dark god, Loki, which could plunge all of Midgard into irreparable darkness....
With betrayal fresh in mind, she seeks to reclaim the ancient treasures before they fall into enemy hands. She is joined by the pirate Ril and his accomplice Mjrn, and the roguish rebels Connor and Linkyn.
Their unlikely alliance is now the only defense against an Empire that could destroy all of Midgard...
About the Author
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Melissa Sasina has always been a traveler in her own fantasy worlds. Her love for writing began in her childhood and never let up, leading to the creation of several short stories. Inspired by the words of her High School English teacher, Melissa decided to pursue her passion for the magical as an adult and has since then published two series, The Priestess Trilogy and The Chronicles of Midgard, with a third in the works. When not writing, she enjoys video and tabletop gaming, drawing, and procrastinating on the internet. Melissa still lives in Ohio with her husband and son, although one day she would love to travel the world to the places that are the inspiration behind her writing.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was given, offered, or received. Before I get started, I'd just like to state that I did not finish Falls the Shadow. Falls the Shadow was a little difficult for me to really invest myself in. The premise and plot were actually very interesting, it just didn't really captivate me for some reason. As I understand it, all of the events in Falls the Shadow take place in Midgard after Ragnarok which is supposed to basically be the end of the world except for the fact that the earth is supposed to be repopulated afterward. Now that gods like Odin and Thor are dead, the power-hungry are searching for powerful artifacts/treasure the gods once used so they can awaken Loki. There are a number of main characters throughout the story but I honestly didn't connect with any of them. Lady Amena was interesting but that was about as far as my connection went. I don't know much about Norse mythology so I kind of felt a little lost sometimes. I appreciated how each of the characters' story lines lead up to one another. I think the execution was well done. Each characters' storyline wove neatly together. There was never any confusion as to who I was reading about. Unfortunately, I didn't particularly enjoy having to keep track of so many people and different story lines. Maybe it would have been easier if I knew the characters better. But, for me, it was difficult and made getting into the story harder. Of course, I'm not used to this type of writing either, so I might just be out of practice too. The writing itself was well done. It made me feel like I was in a different world or rather that I was reading about a world that wasn't my own. Honestly, I admire that in authors. Not everyone can do that. All in all, the premise was really interesting but, for whatever reason, I just wasn't captivated.
Very Discriptive I was gifted a copy of this book by the author for an honest review. This is a well written, well thought out book. The characters are well described; the scenes were well planned out and the locations are easily visualised. The other has clearly put a lot into setting the book out and laying the foundations for what will be a fantastic series. I can appreciate that the author is creating a whole new world with this first book and has to portray the past, present and future into book 1, to give the reader an insight to the story line that is running through this book and the underlying story that will run through the series There are a few issues with spellings and I wouldn’t normally pick up in them but they did pop up throughout the book. As good a book as it is, it really didn’t do anything for me or pull me in. I personally found it slow and there wasn’t really much action. The action scenes were short and sweet; I feel these could have been expanded on. However, this is my own personal preference and in no way reflects on the book itself. After all, we all have different tastes and preferences.