I give 5 stars to Battle Cry by Melissa Snark.
Battle Cry is part of Loki's Wolves series, and should be read in series order. Here's the book series order: Valkyrie's Vengeance (Loki's Wolves Book 0); Hunter's Moon (Loki's Wolves Book 1); Battle Cry (Loki's Wolves Book 2). Battle Cry has some backstories in it, which I found very useful since they explained past events. Reading the three books together in series order gave me a deeper understanding of what drove the characters personalities, and what happened in their past.
I found Battle Cry to be an amazing book. I was caught up in the fascinating and truly original storyline; drama, action, and suspense. While reading the book, I was eagerly hanging on trying to find out what would happen next. At times, I had to keep a box of tissue handy nearby to wipe away my tears. Wow, I am truly amazed by how Melissa Snark wrapped up, and presented this story. She had a great way of weaving her tale of Norse mythology; other paranormal elements, and hunters, in this modern story.
The different POVs added to the complexity of the story, and were entertaining. The story was great, and characters' dialogues made perfect sense. The story was well paced, and the setting was realistic. I felt that I was at the battle scene where hunters and werewolves banded together against the vampires. I heard the battle cry. I could visualize Victoria talking to Daniel one last time, and her getting closure. I was so touched by the steamy, and heartbreaking scene. Jake Barrett, Hunter King, avatar, was a more complex character than I first thought, and Loki is making his life Hell on earth.
I could not put the book down. I wanted to see how Jake Barrett and Victoria Storm did and what they needed to survive. How was Victoria, female werewolf alpha, going to avoid what the three fates foretold?
I look forward to reading more books from Melissa Snark.
This urban fantasy and paranormal romance is for readers 18+ age group due to sexual content.
Survival demands sacrifice. Healing requires forgiveness.
After losing her lover and then her mate, Victoria Storm builds a new life in Sierra Pines, California. When the Norse Fates predict the she-wolf will destroy the world to save her unborn child, her duties as Freya's priestess conflict with her responsibilities as Odin's Valkyrie.
Sawyer Barrett has hunted Victoria so passionately, he doesn't know whether he loves or hates her. Desperate to end the fighting, he will take chances with everything--except his heart. This hunter harbors a deadly secret he can't reveal without risking the tentative ceasefire and his father's continued disapproval.
Men revere him; monsters fear him. Jake Barrett--the notorious Hunter King--values loyalty to family above all else. When he believes his eldest son was murdered by a wolf ally, he releases a chain reaction of violent destruction that claims the lives of both wolves and hunters.
An ancient vampire plots the destruction of wolves and hunters alike. If the embittered rivalry doesn't end quickly, there is no hope for the Hunters, Victoria's pack, or the mortal world.