Review: The Undoing (Call of Crows #2) by Shelly Laurenston

March 29, 2016 Review 0

Review: The Undoing (Call of Crows #2) by Shelly Laurenston

A risk worth taking…

No one would ever accuse Jace Berisha of having an easy life—considering her husband…you know…killed her. But that was then! Now she fights for mighty Viking gods with the spectacular and vicious Crows.

But things are turning very bad, very quickly because a vengeful, ancient goddess has come into the world with just one thing on her mind—ending it. And the only way they can hope to stop her is if the Crows join forces with their one-time enemies, the Protectors. A Viking Clan created to do nothing but kill every Crow they see.

Thankfully, Protector Ski Eriksen is a peace loving kind of guy. Because the woman he is desperately trying to get close to is the beautiful and not-very-chatty Jace. Battling Nordic clans? Unkillable goddesses? Jace’s mean-spirited dog? None of these things would ever get in the way of a true Viking!

Title: The Undoing
Author: Shelly Laurenston
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Wolf With Benefits, Bite Me, Bite Me, The Unleashing
Series: Call of Crows
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Unleashing, The Unleashing, The Unyielding
Published by Kensington
Source: Publisher
Published: March 29, 2016
Genres: Fantasy Romance
Pages: 400
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Stars: five-stars
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So there was this little thing that happened (in reality something big didn’t happen) at the very end of The Unleashing. That little thing becomes a big problem for the Crows and inevitably all of the other Clans of the Nine in The Undoing. I do recommend reading this series in order as the events from the first book carried over into this one.

In the first installment of the Call of Crows readers get a tiny bit of story on each the Nine. Of the Nine the Crows and the Raven get the majority of the page time in The Unleashing. We’ve moved on to the second book now with Jacinda and Danski. Ski is one of the Protectors. At the time of their creation their god Tyr wanted them to rid the world of all the Crows and Ravens. Now they more or less monitor their adversaries to a certain extent. They prefer the quiet of their books, the solitude of their libraries. They’re fighters, protectors, and they believe in justice.

It’s the love of books (quiet and solitude) that sends Jace into the owls nest. The Protectors need some recently acquired books translated. Jace has been ordered to find a job. It’s a win win all around for all involved. Most of the Protectors fear the berserker Crow. Jace’s rages are legendary and those who truly know her fear her. Something interesting is happening though, the more time that Ski spends with Jace the more he discovers he has in common with her. He begins to get to know her. Jace is so different from the image she presents of herself and it doesn’t take Ski long to see the real Jace, the one that her fellow Crows know and love.

It’s no secret that I want to be as bad ass as a Shelly Laurentson heroine. I now want to somehow claim Jace’s Nëna as my very own. She added some insight (even if slightly vague) into Jace’s upbringing. I want more of these crazy characters. All of the characters are entertaining. The characters even have fascinating pets. The action is constant. The humor is on every single page. The Call of Crows books have turned out to be something different while still amazing. I’m eager to see where the next book will take us.

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