Kera is retired from the military. She served her country, and now she works in a coffee shop. One night, she is taking out the garbage and is stabbed behind the shop. She remembers seeing a regular customer showing up on the scene, but it is too late, or so she thinks.
The Unleashing is an interesting take on Norse Mythology in a modern day setting. Vig had visited the coffee shop for months just to get near Kera. He is crushed when he sees what happens to her, and he intervenes. She comes back as a member of the Crows harbingers of death meant to keep balance. I found it all a little confusing in the beginning, but I imagine the main character was feeling much the same way. Initially I had a little trouble getting into the story, but as I went it just kept getting better. Laurenston brings the humor and wit we have come to expect in her work. I love the chemistry between Kera and Vig, and I can’t wait to see them in future books. There were also a lot of supporting characters that I want to get to know better.
I will definitely continue on with the Call of the Crows series. I can’t resist sexy Vikings, but I also believe Laurenston has created a very unique story. I really want to see where the series goes.
Kera Watson never expected to face death behind a Los Angeles coffee shop. Not after surviving two tours lugging an M16 around the Middle East. If it wasn’t for her hot Viking customer showing up too late to help, nobody would even see her die.
In uncountable years of service to the Allfather Odin, Ludvig “Vig” Rundstrom has never seen anyone kick ass with quite as much style as Kera. He knows one way to save her life–but she might not like it. Signing up with the Crows will get Kera a new set of battle buddies: cackling, gossiping, squabbling, party-hearty women. With wings. So not the Marines.
But Vig can’t give up on someone as special as Kera. With a storm of oh-crap magic speeding straight for L.A., survival will depend on combining their strengths: Kera’s discipline, Vig’s loyalty… and the Crows’ sheer love of battle. Boy, are they in trouble.