Slumbering Ember - The Vargr #1 - Coming May 20th
The belief in the old Norse gods may have been suppressed by Christianity, but that doesn’t mean the races of old didn’t survive. Like the Vargr wolves.
All Matt knows of his dad is that he was Danish and that he’d died in a motorcycle accident ten years earlier.
When Matt’s sixteen and a half, his mother declares it important that he at least knows the other half of his heritage, so she sends him from the States to Denmark as an exchange student for a year.
Matt’s not overly excited. Matt’s a loner who doesn’t connect with people. Going to a foreign country was never a part of his plans, but he’d do it for her. He’d go to where she’d loved the only man in her life. The love that gave her Matt.
Everything he’s heard from his mom and read about Denmark and the area he’s going to live in did not prepare him for what he finds, though—a heritage that has an old Norse god on the family tree.
I loved that the Vargr are so clearly different from human society, and that it feels full and complete - not merely some kind of human derivative.
John-Torleif Harris - Goodreads
Youth and change, necessarily cautious old ways mixing and clashing with newer, more reckless attitudes. Great start to a series.
Linda Crandall - Goodreads
I like the world building going on here. It was so good. [...] It is a really good coming of age story that I would easily recommend to others to read.
Amy - Goodreads