Series: Phoebe Meadows#1 Genres: Urban Fantasy Mythology Romance Source: Audible Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform Release Date: 24th May 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 328 Get a copy: Amazon Book Depository Barnes & Noble Also by the author: Jessica McClain Series Sin City Collectors series
When Phoebe Meadows gets struck by a strange light in the stockroom of Macy’s, life as she knows it flies out the window. As if being hit by lightning isn’t bad enough, she’s accosted in the subway by a man with a missing hand, arrives home to find a raven on her kitchen counter, and her neighbor, Ingrid, shows up dressed like a gladiator hell-bent on protecting her.
Before Ingrid can shuttle her to safety, Phoebe is kidnapped and tossed into one of the Nine Worlds where she’s quickly forced to come to terms with what she is: A valkyrie. The only problem is, she has no idea what that means.
After a narrow escape, she finds an unlikely ally in Loki’s son, Fenrir. Together the valkyrie and the wolf must battle their way back to New York City and reach the valkyrie stronghold where Ingrid is waiting for her. But with danger and obstacles at every turn, she might not live long enough to learn the full truth about who and what she really is…
Struck is the first novel in the Phoebe Meadows series by Amanda Carlson. Phoebe is young, trying to make ends meat living in New York City until she is struck by lightning at work, trying to put it all to a freak accident. That was only the beginning of her problems. Once work was over she was accosted by a man at the subway, finds a raven in her kitchen and her neighbour Ingrid dressed up as a gladiator telling her its not safe for her to stay in New York. Phoebe is thrown into one of the nine world’s who had no idea that existed, she needs to learn about who she is, where she came from or she will die without knowing.
Struck set in New York City and one of the Nine World’s were Phoebe endured near death experience and learning to defend herself in a unknown world with help on the way from a handsome man whom she falls in love with. Phoebe is a heroine in the making, a leader whom others will follower.
Amanda written a vivid world on Norse Mythology where parts made me cringe, fast paced and full of actions and reluctant to turn the page. As a reader thrust into a unknown world, I wouldn’t survive five minutes but Amanda has created a heroine who’s survival, strong and humorous.
My first novel on Norse Mythology and my first by Amanda Carlson. Struck is a very memorable story and amazing start to a new series and can’t wait till Freed released late September.
‘If you give in to the darkness, you may as well roll over and die, Phoebe. You’re going to have to keep fighting.’