Freyja's Daughter

Freyja's Daughter

by Rachel Pudelek


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ISBN-13: 9781944728687
Publisher: City Owl Press
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Series: Wild Women , #1
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 1,086,239
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

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Freyja's Daughter 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
kitty_ranma 9 months ago
The Trees strike back. by Kitty Ranma It strikes me that there doesn't seem to be a explanation for the stars that are given. So I thought I'd start giving my take on it. 1 horrible no redeeming qualities. So far I've never given a 1. 2 blah but there are redeeming qualities. 3 ok worth reading. 4 great but there's something off. 5 loved it. So now about this story. This is the first book of Rachel Pudelek that I've read, it won't be the last. This is a great beginning for a series. I can't wait for more of this series, I want to say more about this story but I absolutely hate spoilers, so I won't go into details. Reasons I enjoyed this book: Wonderful characters, Page-turner, Great world building, Unpredictable, Original, Easy-to-read, Entertaining, Action-packed, Twisted, Whimsical. Bookshelves/tags: adult, adventure, alternatively-reality, cliffhanger, contemporary, dark, fantasy, island, kidnap, magic, mystery, nonhuman, paranormal, series, suspense. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Creativity and an attention to detail are a great background to this fast-paced story that brings folklore into present- day. Think urban fantasy but with hulda, harpies, succubi, and mermaids. I thoroughlly enjoyed it and though I look forward to the next one, this is fairly stand alone, so no need to wait. Bravo to this new author.
SuZ2Reader More than 1 year ago
Rachel Pudelek’s debut novel, Freyja’s Daughter, is based on an interesting premise: groups of supernatural women have been forced into submission. A group of men called Hunters control these women, terming their care as "protecton" them but more truthfully, keeping the women “tame". These women are subjected to punishments if they don't adhere to monthly and random check-ins and follow the Hunters' rules. The women are forced to suppress their abilities.Any use of their powers is revealed on their monthly check-ins, and if positive, the Hunters won’t hesitate to punish them. Worse, their history and much of their past has been expunged by the Hunters, so in many ways, like human women, they have lost their rightful place in the world as well as their trust of each other. Pudelek does a great job giving each of these tribes of women—huldras, mermaids, succubae, rusalki, and harpies—different personalities and traits. The protagonist, Faline, a huldra and one of these wild women, and her journey to self-realization and her growth as a leader of the various tribes is well-developed in this book. I recommend this book despite the fact that I can’t figure out how a tribe that reproduces with men and can only bear female children (the huldra) hasn’t died out over the centuries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I have ever read a story by Rachel Pudelek. Oh boy am I glad I read this one I thought I read all their was about the different super naturals. this is the first time I ever heard of a huldra. This was awesome I loved reading the story from cover to cover. I can not wait to see if there is a book 2 coming out. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
BunnySTx More than 1 year ago
Faline, bounty-hunter, Huldra, a Wild Woman. Faline enjoys her job of catching bail jumpers and bringing them back in so that they can face the courts. She and her fellow Huldra are tree women. But they are mandated to keep their abilities under control and never used. If she uses her abilities the Hunters, holy soldiers deemed the "protectors" of them, will not hesitate to bring her in and punish her. Everything about her and her fellow Huldra is controlled and monitored by the Hunters. Faline is attracted to a certain cop, Marcus. She goes on a date with him, and there is definitely chemistry between them. She has a "no second date" policy, because she doesn't want to get close to a human, but she decides to break that for this guy. She wants more from him. Too bad instead of the evening ending on a good fun note, she finds herself in a very dangerous situation. Next, her sister is snatched and disappears. Faline is determined to get her sister back, but as she embarks on her mission she will quickly learn that there is more going on than meets the eye. Everything she has ever been told, instructed and indoctrinated by the Hunters is a lie, and now is the time to fight. Freyja's Daughter by Rachel Pudelek is a fantastic female-oriented story. I love the different supernatural species the author uses in this story. The story focuses on Faline, but each of the other supernatural groups gets plenty of story time as well. This book is hard to put down as Faline goes from one group to another in search of her sister, and in the process learning more about each and the trials that each themselves have suffered. I love how the author touches on each of the goddesses that brought the various groups into being. We get some backstory in the appropriate places, and this book has some interesting twists as well. One twist you will see quickly when the author gives us a hint early in the story, but there are others that you won't see coming at all. The characters descriptions are beautifully done and I just wish that each of these amazing creatures were actually real. I love the prophecy that the author uses in this story. It is one that the groups know, and have anticipated happening. Some of the groups know their true history, and others have found ways to usurp those who would attempt to subdue them. There are so many layers to this story that help to keep the reader engaged. I am honestly shocked that I did not have any moments of being irritated with any of the characters in the story! Normally, I will develop an issue with someone's attitude or how they handle certain characters, but that never happened with this book. For me, that speaks volumes about the author's ability to make this story an amazing read. I am pleased to say that there are no editorial issues to speak of. The author and editor really took their time combing through this book and making sure that it was flawless. This book does end on a bit of a cliffhanger with some questions left unanswered. Despite this, I don't think that anyone should have a major issue with the cliffhanger. It is a mild one at most and just excites me to read the next installment of this series. I'm eager to learn what happens next with the characters in this story. I love how strong the various female characters are in this book and I look forward to reading more about them and of them in the future. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.