When Phoebe Meadows gets struck by a strange light in the stock room of Macy's, life as she knows it flies out the window. As if being hit by lightning isn't bad enough, she's accosted in the subway by a man with a missing hand, arrives home to find a raven on her kitchen counter, and her neighbor Ingrid shows up dressed like a gladiator, hell-bent on protecting her.
Before Ingrid can shuttle her off to safety, Phoebe is kidnapped and tossed into one of the Nine Worlds, where she's quickly forced to come to terms with what she is: a Valkyrie. The only problem is, she has no idea what that means.
After a narrow escape, she finds an unlikely ally in Loki's son, Fenrir. Together, the Valkyrie and the wolf must battle their way back to New York City and reach the Valkyrie stronghold where Ingrid is waiting for her. But with danger and obstacles at every turn, Phoebe might not live long enough to learn the full truth about who and what she really is...
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There is plenty of Norse mythology in Struck, with the author putting her own unique spin on it. Phoebe Meadows is struck by lightning at work! If that wasn’t weird enough, she finds a large raven on her kitchen counter and her neighbor, Ingrid, tells Phoebe she is a Valkyrie, one of Odin’s shield-maidens and the daughter of Leela, a Valkyrie and Odin, leader of the Norse gods. Phoebe had been hidden on Midgard (Earth) and raised by human parents that she had always believed were her real ones. But after Ingrid hands her a knife of Odin, Phoebe is kidnapped and thrown into one of the Nine Worlds. She escapes the first one by Yggdrasil, the tree of life, but ends up in the world of the fire demons and where Fenrir the wolf, demigod, and offspring of Loki, has been imprisoned for hundreds of years. Except Fen (as she calls him) is not a wolf most of the time, but a hunk she finds herself attracted to. Both managed to make a getaway to Midgard. Even with the action, the story begins ponderous. I felt the real story started when Phoebe escaped back home to earth and the story became less laborious. Fen and Phoebe telling each other they loved one another is too quick to be realistic in my opinion. If you enjoy Norse mythology and urban fantasy, this novel gives it to the reader.