I Bring the Fire: Part I : Wolves

I Bring the Fire: Part I : Wolves

by C. Gockel
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I Bring the Fire: Part I : Wolves by C. Gockel

When all hope is lost, pray for Chaos.

In the middle of America, on Route 44, Amy Lewis has a plan - to get to her grandma's house in time for dinner. Galaxies away Loki is waking up in a prison cell, strangely without a hangover, and with no idea what he's done wrong - this time anyway. But he does know Thor is hiding something, Odin is up to something wicked, and there seems to be something he's forgotten...

In this tale that is equal parts "Another Fine Myth," "American Gods," and "Once Upon a Time," a very nice midwestern girl and a jaded, still very mischievous Loki must join forces to outwit gods, elves, magic sniffing cats, and nosy neighbors. If Loki can remember exactly what he's forgotten and Amy can convince him not to be too distracted by Earthly gadgets, her boobs, or three day benders, they just might pull it off...

This first volume of "I Bring the Fire" is for anyone who suspects chaos and mischief makers might have their own redeeming qualities, and anyone who just wants a good fantasy romp through modern Earth, ancient Asgard, and beyond!

I Bring the Fire: Part I Wolves
Monsters: I Bring the Fire Part II
Chaos: I Bring the Fire Part III
In the Balance: An I Bring the Fire Novella

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492394389
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 277,411
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

C. Gockel got her start writing fanfiction, and she is not ashamed! Much. She received emails, messages and reviews from her fans telling her she should 'do this professionally'. She didn't; because she is a coward and life as a digital designer, copywriter and coder is more dependable. But in the end, her husband's nagging wore her down: "You could be the next '50 Shades of Gray' and I could retire!" Unfortunately, the author isn't much for writing smut. She is sad about this; she'd love for her husband to be able to retire and just work for her so she could nag him.

At the moment, Ms. Gockel is working on the next installment of "I Bring the Fire".

Ms. Gockel loves to hear from readers. She can be reached by email at: cgockel.publishing@gmail.com
Her Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/CGockelWrites

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I Bring the Fire Part I: Wolves 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 97 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've always been VERY VERY stingy when it comes to Norse mythology, as it is one of my favourite pantheons to study. This book does NOT disappoint. I honestly did not want to put this book down, and audibly swore (shouted "Paskat"...you can look it up) when I reached the end of the first part. I didn't want the book to end! (Of course I immediately went out and bought the second part...and once I get a bit more money, I'll grab the third part....curse you student loans!) It did take me a while to adjust to C. Gockel's writing style, as she writes in the present tense as opposed to the usual past tense one finds in most books. Once I got past that, it was smooth sailing and a very enjoyable read. The author for the most part keeps to the actual Lokean mythos, with a few artistic interpretations that I greatly enjoyed. This is not the Loki of the comics or the movies, this is the real deal. If you want to try out the book to see if you'd like it, then snag part I. Personally, if I'd known I could have snagged all three parts of the novel at once, I would have done that right off the bat! I can't wait to start on the next part. For some reason it hates me making a pen name.  :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this book! I felt connected to the characters, cheering on loki and amy and it was a surprisingly catchy plot with how easily the author switches between high stress drama and hilarious oneliners. My single complaint is that POV sometimes changes very drastically which lends to confusion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of fun, loki 's flashbacks were just great for this version of his story, looking forwward to the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the use of mythology as a provider for characters and sub plots. I am looking forward to reading the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
154 pgs of a great well written book. No sex but elves...trolls...Thor and Lokie from Norsgad mythology.....MYS MAC
mjmutch More than 1 year ago
What a fun book. Quirky, different, great characters. She starts the book as if she is writing for a tv or movie, but quickly shifts the point of view to a more flowing, easier to get into point of view. I could not put it down and ordered the second book as soon as I had finished the first. If you like the book form of Sookie Stackhouse you will like this. Same charming humans and confusing paranormals. Can you trust a guy named Loki? Probably not, but he sure is exciting to be around. This is all based on Norse mythology, which I am not really up on, and I haven't seen the Thor movies, and I still followed the book without trouble, and the author never bogs down the tale with too much explanation of who is who.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a pretty good book, its well based and the characters are well developed. It clearly explains things and the plot and attention to detail makes it feel like a good 400 page turner instead of a 187 page novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked just about everything about this book - the characters, the history, the present-tense viewpoint. A real gem in the 'try this series for free, see if you like it!' bin, and I definitely won't mind paying for the rest of the series. Good job, Gockel! I can't wait to see what Loki gets himself into next, and how Amy deals with whatever her 'friend' brings her into. I'm glad I let him into my home.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well written, fast moving story. It covers genres like suspense, humor, adventure, romance and includes some mythology along the way. My only concern that kept me from rating this five stars is that it ends as a cliffhanger rather than being a stand alone story that sets up another book. Otherwise, I felt it is a really good read that kept me entertained and wanting to keep reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It captivated me after 5 minutes, the combination of humor and norse mythology was fantastic! I recommend this book to anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this modern day fantasy.
bluewolf69 More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting twist on the mythology of Loki.
ganymeder More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I got it as a freebie through Bookbub (full disclosure) and it immediately hooked me. I've read the first three books in less than a week, and I can't put them down. What I initially took to be a cutesy story about Norse gods in modern Chicago, quickly gained depth as I grew to knew the characters and the plot thickened. If you loved Neil Gaimen's 'American Gods' or Mur Lafferty's "Afterlife series" you'll love this irreverent series starring the trickster god, Loki, and his new human friend, Amy the veterinary student!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel was awesome. It was funny, quirky, heart breaking and thrilling at the same time. The mixure of mythology and modernism was balanced and did not seem streched. Overall I loved this book! Can't wait to read the rest of the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enteraing storyline and engaging characters; pacing a bit ragged. A good read overall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very different kind of book, story line and characters. Have read first two books and will probably finish the series. Not your average run of the mill story and therefore enjoyable to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was the beginning of a great fantasy ride for me. Can't wait for the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this as a freebie and have decided to buy the rest of the series. At first the writing style seems amateurish but the characters become interesting very quickly and the style seems to smooth out. I think the series should be put together as one book because each one is pretty short. In conclusion, I liked it well enough to spend part of my limited book budget to see how the story turns out.
jampm More than 1 year ago
Was an interesting storyline. Will read the next one.
sunnshadow More than 1 year ago
A great story, and very well written!! Had me hooked from the first sentence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Page turner quick read
Hydebrat More than 1 year ago
Great read that leaves you wanting to grab the next in the series right away.
AnyTime_ReaderSF More than 1 year ago
I was hooked half way into Chapter 1. mythology VS modern world. will have you reading all of this book at 1 time.