This is the third book in the fabulous Asgard Awakening series, and just like the other books it was such a fun and queer retelling of the Norse mythology set in the 21st century. This time, Loki’s hilarious mischiefs involved some absolutely epic drag queens, an earthquake-causing orgasm and more friends turning into reincarnated Gods.
The story follows the former Norse trickster God Loki, who has been reborn as a woman, and his friends, Freddie and Gunnar Magnusson, as they try to track down Loki’s lost runes. After the mayhem they caused in Las Vegas in the second book, they are now heading to a drag queen pageant in San Francisco, where the evil Asgard Awakening’s actor Damien Drakkar is head of the panel. In order to get the rune back that Damien is keeping, Loki tries to seduce him but it all misfires heavily. But on a positive note, apparently Gunnar Magnusson looks even more amazing in a dress and heels…
I’m so in love with all the characters and I absolutely adore the fresh take on gender that is so well executed and unique throughout this series. The way Loki swapped between pronouns without losing his identity was so well done. In this installment, Loki gets to discover what it’s like to live in a man’s world.
“But now that I’m a woman, I’m not very fond of this unwritten rule.”
Loki also has to struggle with the inability to lie, which is a hard lesson for a former trickster God, and the guilt for betraying his friends by keeping their real identities as reincarnated and former foes a secret. Even though there was so much going on, the story was a bit slower in this book and at times it felt like a build-up for the finale. But it was nevertheless a fantastic read, and I can’t wait for the final installment when all things will be revealed and, hopefully, Loki can have his true happily ever after with Gunnar Magnusson in his original identity (keeping it a bit vague here not to spoil anything…).
Thank you to the author Kendall Grey for the free review copy. I am leaving this review voluntarily and all opinions are my own.
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