disclaimer – i received a copy of this book via hydra in exchange for an honest review.
book two of alis franklin‘s wyrd series finds sigmund and lain separated and dealing with another ragnarok. sigmund’s gamer friends play a much larger role in this book and while that’s a welcome change the separation of sigmund and lain make the book less enjoyable. franklin’s writing is still good, and she once again shows an incredible mastery of norse language, customs, and, gods. unfortunately, part of what makes the story so compelling is the relationship the two main characters have to work so hard to maintain and that is missing in this addition to the series. stormbringer is heavy on the norse language, but franklin provides a glossary which is very helpful.
three out of five stars