Title Warrior of the Wild
Author Tricia Levenseller
Description from Amazon
How do you kill a god?
As her father’s chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: To win back her honor, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.
I totally dropped the ball with this book. I didn’t preorder it and I will admit that was a mistake. I literally have no idea why I waited so long to read/order this one. I loved Tricia Levenseller’s other books so this should have been a no-brainer.
Iric – I loved his sassiness. I wish he had been a more prominent character (but I understand why he wasn’t). He was the perfect balance to Soren and Rasmira. I would love to see a spin-off/sequel featuring Iric and Aros.
I like this cover. The ax is different and I like the colors. There is both literal and symbolic meaning featured. Also, I like that you can really tell that this book is viking inspired.
I loved this book. It was quick read and it was so well done. Just enough detail to get the story across with characters that left me wanting more. I would read anything else that Tricia Levenseller writes and anything else set in this world.
Recommendations for Further Reading
- Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young – if you like vikings and bad-ass heroines, definitely check this book out. So many similar themes and both books are so good!
- Daughter of the Pirate King and Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller – I love, love, love Tricia’s writing style. This series was totally different plot-wise, but has the same feeling in the writing. If you liked Warrior of the Wild, definitely check out her other books.
- Beasts of the Frozen Sun by Jill Criswell – this book has not been released yet but it’s amazing and it’s definitely comparable to Warrior of the Wild. Both are viking-inspired stories with gods, romance, and kick-ass leading ladies.