Wolves (I Bring the Fire, #1) by C. Gockel

Wolves (I Bring the Fire, #1) by C. GockelSeries: I Bring the Fire #1
on 2014
Pages: 191
AmazonNarrator: Barrie Kreinik
In the middle of America, Amy Lewis is on her way to her grandma's house. She's being chased by a very bad wolf. Galaxies away, Loki is waking up in a prison cell, strangely without a hangover and with no idea what he's done wrong - this time, anyway. But he does know that Thor is hiding something, Odin is up to something wicked, and there seems to be something that he's forgotten....

In this urban fantasy tale that is equal parts Dresden Files and American Gods, a very nice Midwestern girl and a jaded, mischievous Loki must join forces to outwit gods, elves, magic-sniffing cats, and nosy neighbors. If Loki can remember exactly what he's forgotten and Amy can convince him not to be too distracted by earthly gadgets, earthly pleasures, or three-day benders, they just might pull it off.
two-half-stars


I can’t say that I understood the point of this story. It was both contemporary and time travelling mythology. I love Loki and Thor in the movies, but I don’t think I care for them in books. I was kinda bored.

In this book, Amy Lewis is lover of animals and working her way through school to be a veterinarian. When she gets attacked on the road, she is rescued by a man calling himself Thor. This person was trying to find a way to save his family back in Asgard, but now their fates became intertwined.

There were some chuckles but it ended abruptly adding to my frustration. I thought the narrator added some energy to the story. The writing was okay. I just didn’t connect with Amy, who preferred playing ostrich, or grandma Beatrice. I do not plan on reading book despite the ending.

*Thanks to Tantor Media for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review

2 comments

  1. Victoria Goldy-Rhodes says:

    Thanks for the review on this! A friend of mine, who I met through my husband and got to join our group in GR, keeps urging me to read this series, but I’ve been balking. It just doesn’t seem like my cup of tea! You and I are somewhat similar in our tastes, so I think I’ll wind up passing on this one. ~~Trea

    • Ezinwanyi says:

      You know, I had been eying that book for quite a while because I love the cover. But it just didn’t come together for me. It didn’t work like I was hoping. It is free on amazon though, so it wouldn’t be a risk to get it and try.

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