The Guardian's Speaker
Líf’s world was on fire. Literally.
Since birth, she could see each person’s guardian spirit. Whether gifted or cursed, Líf was viewed as an outsider, an oddity, and perhaps even mad. She had thought that she was the only one with such an unexplainable ability until she met Brasir, a slave unlike any ever captured during the summer raids. He warned that a plague was destroying their race and swore that he could stop it because he was able to see what others could not.
When Líf freed Brasir, who had been claimed by a powerful jarl, her family was forced to flee the only home they had ever known. As flames consumed their longhouse, Líf, Brasir, and her kin sailed away on their dragon-headed ship. Her siblings placed their trust in Líf and did not look back. Still, Líf asked herself, did Brasir’s words hold the truth or were they simply ash layered upon scorched earth?
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Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2021 by Soulimpression
Lif’s story picks up right where it left off at the end of volume 1. There’s a bit of background given so you could read this before volume 1, but you’ll get more out of it if you read volume 1 first. There’s a lot of action in this story but also some good character development of Lif and the other main characters. As with the first book I really appreciate all the research that went into this story which makes it seems authentic. I loved the interactions between Lif and her fylgyur, Thray, and I definitely look forward to learning more about the guardian spirits. I’m very excited to continue the series because I want to know what will happen next!
Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2021 by Madeleine Booth-Smits
Wow the amazing story continues!! I love lif and her special ability to see everyone's fylgjur. Wow I wish we really did have a fylgja each!! Though only if we could interact with them that would be amazing!! I loved where this story goes it's noe stop excitement and adventure!! Book 3 can't come fast enough!! I really adore this series and love learning about the Norse world!!
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2021 by Shannon Thigpen
Sea battle? Check. Monstrous sea serpent? Check. The main character finds her backbone? Check. Poor Lif and her family have escaped to the sea. Now she has to continue in her journey with an escaped slave in order to find out why the guardian spirits are dying.
This book is a direct continuation of the first one. The author has fleshed out her characters and is building an epic Nordic world to fall in love with.