Freed by Amanda Carlson

Phoebe Meadows, Book 2

Synopsis: Phoebe Meadows has one thing on her mind: Free her mother.

For the last month, Phoebe has been training in the Valkyrie stronghold readying for battle. But when she stumbles into a secluded valley after a day of grueling practice, she’s given a dire prediction. Phoebe must leave the stronghold immediately with the aid of the giant, Junnal, to rescue her mother from the dark elves. If Phoebe fails, Leela will be transported to a place that can no longer be reached.

Leaving Fen behind threatens to undo her, but Phoebe stays true to the mission. Along the way, she allies with the god Baldur and an old white elf mage. Together, they storm the realm, and with the help of an angry wolf and her Valkyrie sisters, they just might stand a chance to free the valiant shieldmaiden.

But Phoebe soon learns that in order to save her mother, she might lose something too precious to sacrifice…

Review: I had a good time with the first volume but it is true that something was missing for me to really have a great time with the story. I was a little hesitant about this second part, I was afraid to have the same feeling but I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised. Indeed, the story brought me this little thing that I had missed in the first book.

I am a fan of everything related to mythology and I was curious to be able to learn more about all the characters. Indeed, the universe widens, the past unfolds and we discover new characters that will have a great impact on the story. Phoebe needs to take responsibility for her actions and it was a pleasure to see her take a stand and make her choices in front of all those present, whatever the consequences. Besides, great events will take place here, notably about the search for Leela or the meeting between Baldur and Phoebe. Great actions that will upset the life of each of our characters …

Once again, Amanda Carlson presents us with a story filled with action and the romance remains in the background, but it also allows us to learn more about the characters and their past. It was touching to finally meet Leela and see her reunion with Phoebe or to discover Baldur and the freshness he brings to the story. Finally, the new mage and Willa are a very good addition to this small team.

I will not say more but the Norns will be more determined than ever, events could turn in their favor and I am curious to discover how all this will happen in the end. Many aspects have been set in motion and we only have to wait impatiently for the next volume to learn more! I’m really curious!




13 thoughts on “Freed by Amanda Carlson

  1. So glad this second instalment surprised you like that, Melliane! I’ll have to grab the first book, I heard good things about this author and you certainly got me curious now 🙂
    Happy New Year!

  2. Like yourself, I’m intrigued by books based on/featuring mythology so I’m a bit disappointed the first instalment wasn’t all you had hoped it would be. Still, its good that the second proved more promising.

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