Shelly Laurenston's new Call of the Crows series
begins with THE
UNLEASHING. Kera Watson never thought she would die early.
absolutely never expected to die while trying to help a
woman who was
clearly being roughened up behind the coffee shop where
she works at.
When the attacker turns on her and stabs her with a
butcher knife, Ludvig
"Vig" Rundstrom calls in a favor, hoping to save her.
Vig doesn't like coffee but finds himself at the coffee
shop every day. His
crush on Kera has built up until he cannot resist himself
when he sees her in
trouble. With this second chance at a new life, Kera
enters the world of the
Crows, a crazy group of women who are part of a larger
Laurenston has created in this new series. The Ravens,
which is the clan that
Vig is from all play in a part in this brand new mythology
that has never been
As you can expect from Laurenston, there's a lot of chaos
and a lot of fun.
For the entire book, I found myself smiling from ear to
ear at the antics that
these characters get into. Laurenston does a great job of
new mythology to readers while also creating some larger
characters. The Crows will undoubtedly win over reader's
hearts with their
Vig and Kera has a wonderful romance which is why I would
have loved to
seen more of them. Kera feels this attachment to Vig from
the very beginning
after recognizing him as the man who saved her. In this
new, strange world
she is in, Vig is the anchor that keeps her grounded. If
you take away all the
other crazy entertainment Laurenston adds in her books,
still at the basis of
it all, there is a sweet romance.
THE UNLEASHING is aptly named. When the Crows and Ravens
Laurenston's fans will rejoice.
Kera Watson never expected to face death behind a Los
Angeles coffee shop. Not after surviving two tours lugging
an M16 around the Middle East. If it wasn't for her hot
Viking customer showing up too late to help, nobody would
even see her die.
In uncountable years of service to the Allfather Odin,
Ludvig "Vig" Rundstrom has never seen anyone kick ass with
quite as much style as Kera. He knows one way to save her
life - but she might not like it. Signing up with the
Crows will get Kera a new set of battle buddies: cackling,
gossiping, squabbling, party-hearty women. With wings. So
not the Marines.
But Vig can't give up on someone as special as Kera. With
a storm of oh-crap magic speeding straight for L.A.,
survival will depend on combining their strengths: Kera's
discipline, Vig's loyalty...and the Crows' sheer love of
battle. Boy, are they in trouble.