Into the Battlefield (Chooser of the Slain, #2).
By Michael Anderle.
My rating ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars.
Worrying about a one-way ticket to the closest psych ward wasn’t supposed to be a concern when Valerie Kearie changed jobs.
She traveled across the ocean, almost died on a routine assignment, and kicked ass…with the help of a Valkyrie spirit sent by Odin.
How could her life get any crazier?
Not a question she has time to ask when her company and her partner never slow down.
Viking Inc. and the Jarls need Valerie and Jacob to stay on the job. Valerie must juggle work and continuing to figure out her working relationship with the entity known as Reginlief.
The spirit won’t take her body over against her will, will it?
The Terrorists don’t know or care about Valerie and Jacob. For the partners to win, they have to figure out the game first and then the rules.
Which works for Valerie…until it’s time to toss out the rulebook and take matters into her own hands.
Can Valerie handle the changes going on inside her as her life spirals out of control? Can she help those who need a protector without divulging her secrets?
When the Chooser of the Slain is on the battlefield, everyone needs to keep their heads down.
This was a rather mediocre book actually. When I read the first book I liked the basic idea, Valerie being a Valkyrie, although she was unaware at the time, and the use of Norse mythology. The book was not great but good enough for me to give the second one a chance.
Unfortunately this second book in the series was, as I wrote, rather mediocre. The story is not really the greatest and jumps around in ways that are not always very logical.
Worse, the store is rather woke. Making neo-Nazis the bad guys is boring and overused as far as I am concerned. Add to that the rather idealized and not very truthful view the author presents concerning certain other groups of people in the book and I further lost interest in the book. And I am writing this as someone who comes into contact with said group of people and their behaviors on a yearly basis.
Valerie finally gaining her Valkyrie powers and the ensuing bad day(s) for the bad guys was pretty cool but apart from that this book mostly felt like a good idea being spoiled.