Supernatural Chronicles: The Asgardians

Supernatural Chronicles: The Asgardians

by S.T. Bende
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Supernatural Chronicles: The Asgardians (Dynamis in New Orleans, #9) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
SueMVan More than 1 year ago
As per her usual writing excellence, S.T. Bende has once again come up with a great story. Plenty of action and adventure. The one thing that impressed me the most was her ability to write a short story and yet bring it to a satisfying conclusion. Not many authors are so talented. The Asgardians is a short story well worth reading.
GroveMother More than 1 year ago
If, like me, you were left wanting to see more of Inga and Gunnar Andersson at the end of S.t Bende's Elsker Saga series, then our wishes have truly been granted and then some, with the addition of Gunnar's all sorts of fabulous brother Henrik and their Valkyrie friend Brynn in the mix. The Asgardians is the ninth instalment of the Dynamis Supernatural Chronicles series and as a cross-over novel timelined almost parallel to Tur and prequelling Elsker, it does not disappoint. At the beginning of the novella, we find Inga and her husband Gunnar attempting to get some well deserved (and long overdue) "alone time" on a skiing vacation. However, there's no rest for the Asgardians as they (along with Henrik and Brynn) are swiftly embroiled in a quest to recover a magical blood-covered relic and deliver it to a New Orleans cemetery within two days or they will be trapped on Midgard (otherwise known as Earth) losing their immortality, any chance of returning to Asgard and facing the full force of the dark forces that will come forth. Unfortunately, the blood they need to obtain for the relic will not be surrendered lightly, and stirs up deep emotions and desires for revenge (hinted at in the opening prologue scene) for both Inga and Gunnar that will need to be addressed as they race against time to save themselves and the Realms they love. S.t. Bende continually manages to deliver fast paced adventures filled with well balanced characters you can immediately identify with, empathise with and cheer on until you are hoarse. The action scenes are fast paced and well described without being overly graphic and keep you on the edge of your seat. The added heart-stopping "will they,won't they survive" moment effectively immerses us further into the story, building the suspense and sense of urgency perfectly. The Asgardians really is a story that covers a little bit of everything: Thrilling and well choreographed fight sequences, a little bit of mystery and suspense, magic, some great banter between the characters, Villains you love to hate, Norse Gods and true love.... what more could you ask for? A great read for any reader from young adult upwards, definitely not to be missed!
Bowleg More than 1 year ago
I was given an ARC for an honest review of The Asgardian. I loved it. It was witty and full of action. I found myself laughing out loud at the brothers. The girls were cool too. (LOL) I wish I could fight like that. Reading it was a pleasure and I miss them when I completed the story. It has been a great start into a new world of characters that have depth and morals. I am excited to see what S.T. releases next. If its anything like the last couple of books hang on for the ride.
Lesley83 More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review.** What more can i say other then i loved it. Another great story by S.T. Bende – Supernatural Chronicles: “The Asgardians” is about Inga and her friends as they are given a task by Norns in order to save their immortality and to save the Midgard (Earth) from falling. S. T. Bende is coming through with some great books and this is no exception.
Reniazen More than 1 year ago
Mama’s Thoughts: So there’s this saying, and if you’ve been around the crazy Norse fiends much you’ve probably heard it, something like #GunnarisFunner, and normally this would hold true, but holy cow, #MakeWayForHenrik. I loved him in Perfekt Order, another very recent release from S.T. Bende, but this one sees him really laying on the charm. Or is it sass? either way it’s good to me! Of course we have our loverly Brynn and Inga, who kick some major tail and show those dudes why they need them rather than the other way around. We also find out more about Inga’s past, something that is a bit of a mystery if you’ve read the Elsker Saga books. The fun part of this novella is that it doesn’t ruin anything in previous or future Norsey books, and can absolutely be enjoyed alone, but I highly recommend reading the others. Though I really don’t have to because as soon as you read this short little business you’ll be hooked and become a glutton for Bende’s books! Of course this is also part of a larger collective, The Supernatural Chronicles, so read this, collect your relic and enter the ginormous giveaway! No matter what you win, with such a great book to read.
tammyd123 More than 1 year ago
I have read a free copy of this story to give an honest review... Inga has had her whole world turned upside down , and has to find a way to keep a promise from her past , and save her loved ones. In this story when push comes to shove she will do what it takes. S t Bende has drawn me in to a story that takes me through a journey that keeps me on the edge of my seat wanting to read more.
amarie76 More than 1 year ago
This is a novelette told from Inga's point-of-view. Inga was one of the main characters in S.T. Bende's, Elsker Saga trilogy. You don't necessarily have to read that series first, but I do recommend it. The Asgardians was such a fun and enjoyable read! Just when Inga and Gunnar finally get a moment to relax and recoup, they are once again thrown into a battle that they cannot turn away from. Inga and Gunnar are such a great couple! I must admit, I have a bit of a crush on Gunnar. It is rather hard not to! The banter and flirting between the two had me grinning, like I was in on some big secret. I also enjoyed that Brynn and Henrik were a part of this story, as well. It was nice to see a little bit more of what their gifts/powers were, and what a great team they make. Asgardians made me hungry for more books by S.T. Bende. I can't wait to read more books from her Aere series!
stinamadsreads More than 1 year ago
Inga and Gunnar are enjoying a ski week vacation with Henrik and Brynn in Åre, Sweden, when their fun is interrupted by a message from the Norns. An unprecedented amount of dark energy has begun to surround Midgard and the Bifrost has been closed indefinitely. With the Bifrost closed, and their return to Asgard impossible, they will become mortal without Idunn's apples. To save Midgard and open the Bifrost, the Norns are sending these four Asgardian warriors on a scavenger hunt for an item that will prevent the darkness from taking over Midgard. They must find this item and take it to New Orleans, if they fail the Bifrost will be closed forever and Midgard will fall into darkness. Supernatural Chronicles: The Asgardians is Book 9 in the serial series Dynamis in New Orleans. Each book has a supernatural race searching for an item that they need to deliver to New Orleans in order to save themselves and the world. The Asgardians takes characters Inga and Gunnar from S.T. Bende's Elsker Saga and Henrik and Brynn from her Ære Saga. Aside from the scavenger hunt part of the story, I also liked how Inga's past was incorporated into this story. Someone she loved dearly was killed and she wants revenge. I liked how well this second part of the story was interwoven into the main Dynamis story. It really brings all the stories together nicely. I like the concept of all the stories in the Dynamis in New Orleans serial series and it was exciting getting another story in S.T. Bende's Norse worlds. Although you don't need to, I wish that I had read the previous 8 books in the Dynamis Serial to get the whole story. While this is a great addition to the Elsker and Ære Sagas, I really do think that it would be best to read the other Supernatural Chronicles if you want to understand the entire Dynamis story. I think this might have been why I wasn't able to give The Asgardians a five star rating. I felt like I was missing parts of the whole. I absolutely loved seeing the two most outgoing and fun-loving couples in the Elsker and Ære Sagas in one book. Well, kind of a couple in Brynn and Henrik's case. In their respective series, these characters lighten the otherwise seriousness of the story. Because of this, The Asgardians was a more light and fun story than the others in the Elsker and Ære Sagas. I especially liked how during the fight scenes, while there's a serious reason for them fighting, they are able to have fun while doing it. Basically what I'm saying is that because of these characters personalities, this book was a fun and entertaining experience, even with the seriousness of the reason behind the events that happen. S.T. Bende has a beautiful way of writing a story. Everything flows together so perfectly and that really allows the world to come to life and the characters personalities to shine. The only thing about this book that I think could have been changed is making Chapter 1 a prologue. Because the events in Chapter 1 happen six years before the events in Chapter 2, it felt more like an introductory prologue than the first chapter of a book. Otherwise, I really found no other problems with The Asgardians. It was a fun read and a great addition to S.T. Bende's Norse worlds.
Isabel Adams More than 1 year ago
Wow, just when i think S.T. Bende cannot possibly surprise me, she does it again. As part of the larger Supernatural Chronicles saga, because it really is a saga. This book brings back Inga & Gunnar Andersson. We get a little peak at their youth the three friends Ull, Gunnar and Inga. Sometimes it's not easy to be a Norse God. I cannot get enough of this group of Gods, family and friends. There are laugh out loud moments when Brynn is thinking about keeping ice bears as pets. How ST Bende takes such a tense moment and makes me laugh is beyond me. I could go on all night, there are so many unique and wonderful/funny/scary moments in this book. Five well earned stars. I can only say, buy it. Read it. You will love it.
Justagirlinsj More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!! It's a quick, easy and enjoyable read. I am a big fan of ST Bende's Elsker Series and her new book Perfekt Order. This book centers on characters from both series. Inga and Gunnar from Elsker and Henrik and Brynn from Perfekt Order. The characters were sent on a mission that they had to complete to save the world. It is from Inga's point of view and she is just incredible! She is fun, sassy, and one tough girl. I love how she can kick some butt and still be the voice of reason in the group! Gunnar is just smokin hot. Love, love, love him in this book. He is fun, sexy, can kick some serious butt and is totally in love with Inga. Henrik and Brynn are both awesome! Love how they banter together. They have some witty lines and are completely fun. I hope to see these characters in more of the books to come!
Svetlanka13 More than 1 year ago
This is a very nice novella that has great strong and amazing characters and events; exciting bottles and nice scenery. It is a prequel to Elsker saga and Aere sagas. You have an opportunity to learn about Inga and Gunnar, Henrik, and Brynn. Even though it is short, however, it does not feel rushed; it is complete and with a happy ending. And as always with S.T. Bende books you love what you had read and left hungry for more books to come.
LauraC More than 1 year ago
This quick and very fun read by ST Bende is a light-hearted—though suspenseful—play between her Elsker Saga and Aere Saga Norse god characters as they attempt to fulfill a quest given to them by the mysterious Norns to protect Asgard from a rising darkness. The story is told from the point of view of fierce, flirtacious Inga, a (sort of-) warrior goddess who is married to the hot, cheeky god Gunnar (#GunnarsFunner). Their quick wit, playful banter, and heart-racing romance are fun and pulls you into the story quickly. With their interaction with Gunnar’s equally-hot-but-slightly-more-nerdy brother Henrik and his partner (as bodyguards to the war god), the bubbly, adorably-over-optimistic Brynn (or #Brynnrik together, ha!), the humor is endless and smoothly counteracts the seriousness of their dilemma and the grave danger they face in their battles. I loved that Miss ST even threw in a few little 4th-wall-cracking comments that stemmed from her Facebook group. :) I laughed aloud the whole time, startling those around me, and enjoyed it so much I read it in about two hours. One of my favorites in the Supernatural Chronicles so far. And if you haven’t yet, I highly recommend reading more about these characters in ST Bende’s sagas! *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
deewelch510 More than 1 year ago
This novella was provided to me as an ARC in return for a fair review. Great quick read. Inga , Gunnar, Henrick and Brynn are on vacation in Sweden when a mysterious magical glitter ball appears, with a mission to acquire a relic and deliver it to a cemetery in New Orleans . Will they survive the mission or will a old enemy rear his ugly head. I am so in love with these Norse Gods!!! They have become like old friends to me. I cant wait for the series to continue!!!! Highly recommend !!!
RabidReader1 More than 1 year ago
An action packed novella that melds humour, adventure, love and Norse Gods together. Thrilling fight scenes, suspense, a great storyline and appealing characters draws you along as they race to try to complete their part of the mission to save the world. Use of characters from the authors EIsker and Ære Sagas make this crossover novella a real treat. The humour in the dialog brings a smile to your face and adds personality and depth to characters you can not help but love. The 9th instalment of the Supernatural Chronicles series is a fast paced read that leaves you wanting more. I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
KarenDimmick More than 1 year ago
Wow – my favorite of her books so far! Really fast paced - which I loved, lots of action, no fluff, a few laughs, a few worrying moments, and even a little bit of back story. It’s all based on 4 characters you know – Inga, Gunner, Henrik and Brynn, so there wasn’t any time spent on getting to know them, instead ST Bende jumps right into the action and it’s go, go, go until the last word. I was gripped from the first line and had real trouble putting it down to get some work done. It’s a standalone story, so it works even if you’ve yet to read ST Bende’s other books (FYI - you’ll be hooked after this one…) Just so you know, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review (and I so can’t wait to read the next one!)
Crystal Sexton More than 1 year ago
I was given an ARC of The Asgardians for an honest review. If you are a fan of S.t. Bend, you know that she is very good at the whole Norse God thing. She knows how to create a sexy God and a woman well matched and worthy of his love. The Asgardians goes along with S.t.'s other stories as a Novella or as a stand alone in the Supernatural Chronicles. Here, we have the Norse crew of Inga, Gunnar, Brynn and Henrick,  who have to solve a riddle left by the Norns to save Midgard from being taken over by darkness. All they have to do is recover a relic and take it to the Saint Louis Cemetery in New Orleans. Easy right? Not when said relic can unleash powerful evil. I loved this short story, especially since I am a die hard Gunnar fan. His cheeky humor and love for his wife Inga melts my heart every single time. S.t. has a way of doing that with her characters.
jean5JW More than 1 year ago
I was lucky to receive this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Another great story by S.T. Bende – Supernatural Chronicles: “The Asgardians” is about Inga and her friends as they are given a task by Norns in order to save their immortality and to save the Midgard (Earth) from falling. From the very beginning this book sucked me in with an exciting ride of action, adventure, revenge, deep love, and loyalty. I loved reading about Inga and Gunner (who is definitely more funner) in this story. They have such an amazing relationship and chemistry. It’s great how they have each other’s backs and the love they share runs deep. Inga is a strong, brave woman and a great role model. Gunner is swoon worthy, supportive and protective of those he loves. One of the traits Gunner has that you don’t always see in books is his ability to support Inga and help her accomplish whatever task she needs to do even if it puts her in danger. He doesn’t hold her back even though he wants her to be protected. Brynn and Henrik are some of my favorite supporting characters. I am such a huge fan of those two. Brynn and Henrik added a lot to this story as they work together with Inga and Gunner. The Asgardians is a thrilling and quick read and definitely a story you don’t want to miss.
christokes More than 1 year ago
There is nothing better than diving back into a world you have been missing! The Asgardians is a small glimpse back into the Elsker world that made my heart so happy! I read the Elsker Saga by ST Bende years ago (loved it so much) and getting to see other characters have their turn to shine was brilliant. There is also a bit of a crossover into Bende's new Aere Series that will leave you curious and ready for more! Inga and Gunnar are two fun characters that are brimming with life and humor. These two are such an adorable couple and they make a fantastic team. I loved their banter and their passion. Something that sets these two apart from the rest of the other book characters is that the are gods in Asgard. They are warriors that protect the realm and live to serve. Watching these two interact with each other and those from their realm is refreshing and fun. There are a few characters from the new crossover in this story. I have not read that first book yet, but you can bet it is on my TBR list. Henrik and Brynn add some more fun to the story! You know a bit about Henrik from the Elsker Saga but never really meet him. Getting to see Gunnar's brother was entertaining to read and made me even more excited for the other series from Bende. Overall this novella is full of action, humor, and a bit of romance. The story is quick paced, taking the reader across the world and into other dimensions to save the both our world and theirs to bring about justice. The Asgardians adds character depth to a few of my favorite secondary characters in the Elsker Saga and teases the reader with something to look forward to in the Aere Series. Don't miss out on the fun!
SassyFelicia More than 1 year ago
Disclaimer: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. All through a are my own Inga & Gunnar - swoon. They are the perfect married couple - except they are immortal Asagrdian gods and kick major butt. I loved reading some background on Inga and getting more of her story. Getting more of Henrik and Brynn is an exponential plus; together those two can make anything. You get a little love, danger, fighting, mystery all in a quick novella. What's not to love. I was super excited for S.T.'s edition to the series and she did not disappoint.
xraychick1986 More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this novella! It was fast paced, with plenty of action and a bit of romance! I loved seeing Brynnik (Brynn and Henrik from the Aere series), Elsa, Inga and Gunnar from the Elsker saga! Once again, ST Bende's writing has the reader visualizing themselves alongside the characters and not many authors can do this. I can't wait for the next book to reach my hands! Received an ARC for an honest review.
Book_Sojourner More than 1 year ago
'The Asgardians' was just the action-packed story I was hoping for. Despite being a novella, it was full of all the good things I like in a story: action and suspense, a couple in love, and sweet friendship. Having already loved Inga and Gunnar from Bende's Elsker series, taking this ride along with them made me fall for them even more. Seriously, I love Inga and Gunnar! Here their vacation is interrupted by an Asgardian emergency, throwing them, along with Henrik and Brynn, into a non-stop quest of mystery solving and fierce action. With dark forces out to stop them, these four have to stick together or the consequences will be dire. I loved this journey and my only complaint is that I want another and another. If this is your first ST Bende book, you are getting just a glimpse at the fantastic Norse world she's created in her books. And if you are already a fan, then you will love this little gem and some extra time with Inga, Gunnar, and friends.
hbrandt More than 1 year ago
This novella is one of the most action packed ones I've ever read! I couldn't put it down and I was completely drawn in from the first chapter. You get to go back and visit younger versions of your favorite characters and learn more about who they are and how they became that way. There's even cute polar bears to play with! Great addition to the Dynamis collection and I can't wait to read more from S.T. Bende!!!