Storm of Fury (Legends of the Storm, #4)
The old eddas speak of dreki—fabled creatures who haunt the depths of Iceland's volcanoes and steal away fair maidens.Bryn wants none of such myths. Accused of a crime she didn't commit, the former Valkyrie was exiled to the mortal realm over a century ago. Now a battle-hardened mercenary, when she's offered a glimpse of redemption—a written confession that will finally clear her name—nothing will stand in her way.All she has to do is find Marduk, a missing dreki prince, and deliver him in chains to the dreki princess he once dishonoured.And a trio of dragon-hunters is going to lead her right to him…Find a missing dreki prince. It will be fun, they said. Fierce dragon-hunter Tormund Sigurdsson knows better. But the second he lays eyes on Bryn, he thinks the gods have finally smiled upon him. After watching his cousin find love with his fated mate, all Tormund wants is an epic love story of his own. The gorgeous, curvaceous redhead is every single one of his dreams woven into flesh—even if she's determined to keep him at arm's length.There's just one little problem…She's working for the enemy.Join USA Today bestselling author, Bec McMaster, on a thrilling quest, with a handsome charmer determined to seduce an ice queen, and a dangerous magic that may destroy the world if unleashed. Download this epic fantasy filled with magic and breathtaking romance today!

Storm of Fury (Legends of the Storm, #4) Details

TitleStorm of Fury (Legends of the Storm, #4)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 5th, 2020
PublisherLochaber Press Pty Ltd
Rating
GenreFantasy, Romance, Dragons, Fantasy Romance

Storm of Fury (Legends of the Storm, #4) Review

  • Sharon
    January 1, 1970
    *I was provided a pre-publication copy of this book by the publisher for review purposes.*This book got better and better. I absolutely adored Tormund and I remembered putting in my review a few books back that I wanted to see more of him. I was so glad to see him get the story he deserved. In particular, I enjoyed delving into his past and how he became loyal to Haakon. Here are some of my thoughts:• Tormund was funny, friendly, and had a good sense of morals. It was just impossible to hate him *I was provided a pre-publication copy of this book by the publisher for review purposes.*This book got better and better. I absolutely adored Tormund and I remembered putting in my review a few books back that I wanted to see more of him. I was so glad to see him get the story he deserved. In particular, I enjoyed delving into his past and how he became loyal to Haakon. Here are some of my thoughts:• Tormund was funny, friendly, and had a good sense of morals. It was just impossible to hate him. It was sweet seeing how he even got the seemingly cold and lone wolf Sirius to like him. Their tentative friendship was adorable. Tormund was endearing in his jokes, in the way he wanted to protect the defenseless, and in his unfailing loyalty to Haakon. I literally got teary-eyed hearing about his real family and what he went through, and it made sense why he was so good to Haakon. And he was the sweetest with Bryn. He was straight-forward and honest about how much he liked her, with no hesitation, no confusion. It was just pure.• Bryn was fierce, powerful, and complex. Her background broke my heart too. It completely made sense to me why she betrayed Tormund (this was not a spoiler because that was the whole setup of the plot in the beginning). Her motives were understandable considering her past century of struggling and being alone, and losing what she wanted most – a family. And all because of a lie on top of that. I understood her fury and her need to get back what she had before. I also liked how protective she became of Tormund and how she recognized the goodness of Tormund.• It made sense why they bonded well when they both were people who were alone and abandoned by their family, and only sought a place to belong. They both had such different personalities, but it was nice to see them truly understand each other in this. I also enjoyed him teasing her nonstop and her being a “hedgehog” and trying but failing to not like him. • I loved this book’s emphasis of friendships and family. It was evident that Haakon and Sirius found Tormund endearing, and was wary that he’d get his heart broken. And one of the best scenes was seeing Haakon’s blood family who became Tormund’s family as well. They all knew he deserved the best because he was such a good guy. You could really see how much they adored him, and why he truly deserved it. • It was fun seeing Sirius again, being his sarcastic, prickly self. I liked that they teased him about being tamed by Malin who was such a sweetheart. And it was nice seeing Haakon being happy with Ardis. • I didn’t think I was going to like the storyline with Solveig and Marduk, but it was actually highly entertaining, and now, I’m curious to see what’d happen with them in the next book!4 stars for a highly enjoyable and heart-warming book with characters that I adored.Things that you might want to know (WARNING: Spoilers below)Happy/satisfying ending? (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]Love triangle? Cheating? Angst level? (view spoiler)[No, no, low-medium (hide spoiler)]Tears-worthy? (view spoiler)[I did get tear-eyed when the characters were talking about their past. Not a depressing book though, just a little emotional (hide spoiler)]Humor? (view spoiler)[Yes, some lighter scenes/bantering (hide spoiler)]Favorite scenes? (view spoiler)[When Tormund saw Bryn looking at Sirius, and he told her that he was already mated, and she assumed Malin would be a powerful warrior, but Tormund explained that she was the nicest dreki he had ever met, who baked him a cake after he saved Sirius. When Tormund admitted that Sirius was growing on him, and Sirius admitted that he thought he was annoying with a good heart, and Tormund was shocked that Sirius implied he liked him. When Solveig was speaking to Marduk in his mind to not pick her or else, but he chose her anyway. When Tormund called Bryn a hedgehog because she was so prickly and always threatened to kill him when he was flirting with her. When he was trying to get her to warm up and was describing how much of a good husband he’d be to her. When they visited his/Haakon’s family and some of them adored Bryn and some were more protective towards him, and Nora said to him that he should’ve beg for scraps of her affection and that was the wounded, angry boy they knew before, but he deserved more. When Leah talked to Bryn alone and told her about his past with his cruel father and half-brother, and how they took him in seeing how he was hungry, hurt, dirty, and abandoned, but still, he was the kindest guy she had met – and Bryn was touched but also insecure because she didn’t think she deserved him and started crying, and Leah saw how much she loved him afterall. When she opened up to him about her past, and it made sense why she betrayed him, and why she sought to be a valkyrie again, and she debated if she was willing to give up that future to be with him. When he told her the story of how Haakon saved him when Tormund was getting bullied, and Haakon stood up for him and took him into his family and taught him how to fight, and Haakon saved him everyday since. When they were flying and Sirius scared Tormund, and they made fun of him for screaming. When he died, and she gave up her immoral life to have his life back, because she couldn’t bear not having a life with him. When they were together at the end and she finally said I love you back and agreed to marrying him. (hide spoiler)]
    more
  • AlwaysV
    January 1, 1970
    So crazy in love with the heroes from previous books 😍 Sirius and Haakon, who played supporting roles to the HEA couple. They were so captivating that I almost couldn't connect with either Tormund and Bryn until 82% into the story. That was when his heart-breaking past practically slay me. The magical ending saved me from crying me a river. What Bryn did was beyond words amazing! Please pick up this book and experience it all in person!I'm dying to read Book #5 Master of Storms next year❣️ Shari So crazy in love with the heroes from previous books 😍 Sirius and Haakon, who played supporting roles to the HEA couple. They were so captivating that I almost couldn't connect with either Tormund and Bryn until 82% into the story. That was when his heart-breaking past practically slay me. The magical ending saved me from crying me a river. What Bryn did was beyond words amazing! Please pick up this book and experience it all in person!I'm dying to read Book #5 Master of Storms next year❣️ Sharing one of my favorite scenes: Home was with the family he'd made. With Haakon and Árdís. Even... Sirius. And now Bryn."You're coming to Hekla?" . . . "I go where you go now." Her eyes lit up. "And Sirius told me there's an entire treasury full of magical gems and jewelry." . . . "Trust me. You don't want to touch those jewels. They once belong to an evil queen.""But she's dead, isn't she?" . . . "They're probably cursed." . . . "Cursed jewels. An evil queen haunting an ancient dreki court. What could possibly go wrong?"
    more
  • Marta Cox
    January 1, 1970
    Ok I will be blunt and admit that I wasn't really expecting to give this book a five because I honestly thought I wouldn't like the hero as much as previous leading males but boy was I wrong. Tormund is this huge confident, lovable bear of a man with the biggest heart and a backstory that simply made me melt. I absolutely loved him and his journey from brash sidekick to stand up and be counted hero was for this reader so much fun. The heroine Bryn knows what she wants and its her mission in life Ok I will be blunt and admit that I wasn't really expecting to give this book a five because I honestly thought I wouldn't like the hero as much as previous leading males but boy was I wrong. Tormund is this huge confident, lovable bear of a man with the biggest heart and a backstory that simply made me melt. I absolutely loved him and his journey from brash sidekick to stand up and be counted hero was for this reader so much fun. The heroine Bryn knows what she wants and its her mission in life to be restored as a Valkyrie and finally be exonerated of a crime that she didn't commit. Yet no matter how standoffish or coolly she treats Tormund the big lug still keeps smiling and generally perplexing her with his nonstop pursuit. She doesn't want a relationship, she doesn't believe in love and yet tracking down Dreki royalty with Tormund by her side opens up Bryns eyes and yes her heart too !This voluntary take is of an advanced copy and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
    more
  • Ren Puspita
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars Bec McMaster is one of my autobuy author and honestly, auto read too, lol. So each times she have new book comin', I always pre-ordered and read it immediately. Even though I read Storm of Fury a week after release, I still count it as "ASAP" because I usually spend years to read book that I'd bought :P. Storm of Fury is a story about Tormund, Haakon's cousin. Haakon is hero from Storm of Desire, so basically Storm of Fury is not mean to be read as stand alone. Better to read Heart of F 4 stars Bec McMaster is one of my autobuy author and honestly, auto read too, lol. So each times she have new book comin', I always pre-ordered and read it immediately. Even though I read Storm of Fury a week after release, I still count it as "ASAP" because I usually spend years to read book that I'd bought :P. Storm of Fury is a story about Tormund, Haakon's cousin. Haakon is hero from Storm of Desire, so basically Storm of Fury is not mean to be read as stand alone. Better to read Heart of Fire first to familiarize yourself with the world that McMaster created, about drekis, - dragon shapeshifter- and the people whom dare to love them. I think at first that Tormund's lady will be Elin, Malin's sister (Malin is heroine from Clash of Storm). But it's a new character. Cast out from the Valhalla, half mortal-half Valkyrie Brynhild is Tormund's wet dream. Literally. She's totally Viking, a mercenary to the core, tall, imposing, ass kicking, red head, and her glare can murder Tormund, but I think he will gladly accept. To summarize, they meet because Tormund, together with Haakon and Sirius (hero from Clash of Storm, Malin's husband), are in quest to find the lost prince of Zini clan, Marduk. Bryn in the other side is also in quest to find Marduk, but with different purpose. Even though Bryn plan to betrayed Tormund since she have her own reason, she can't help to fall into Tormund's charm. Heck, I myself can't resist if Tormund release his manly charm to me. He's totally SMOOTH, like literally a smooth talker. He's humorous, and even with some angst throw to him and when he finally discover Bryn's betrayal, he's still hell bent to give his heart to Bryn. Tormund is totally a teddy bear in disguise of berserker. Not just humorous, have big heart -big enough for him to not cowering to Bryn's glares or when she constantly rebuff his effort to woo her - he's also kind. Too kind perhaps, but that one of his strength. Tormund might be my favorite McMaster hero to date. He have all that quality of heroes that I like. Bryn is totally a lucky woman to have Tormund to love her.I get why Bryn is playing hard to get, even to the end, although she finally open her heart to Tormund. Her past is hard and a fact that she is way, way older than Tormund, make her always shed her "Ice Queen" persona. I find myself didn't annoyed by Bryn's cold rebuff to Tormund. Sometimes it can be comic reliefs to read she throw of all Tormund's advance. Sometimes it feel endearing. Mind you, I ALWAYS love when the hero try to woo the heroine without being alphahole. Tormund totally respect Bryn's wishes even though he constantly seduce her, but he won't touch Bryn without her consent. Consent is the new sexy! I also liked when McMaster describe the myth behind Bryn's Valkyries story. If you know her original lore, you will know that Brynhild aka Brunhild is cursed by Odin, meet Sigurd, betrayed by him, scorned, kill him and then kill herself. McMaster show that why mostly women heroes in epic saga always come ill-fated. Yeah, said louder, Bec! Bryn herself might be cast off from Valhalla and despite she determined to win her way back to her Valkyries sister, I'm glad with what happen to Bryn in the end, without too much deus ex machinae.What I liked from Storm of Fury despite the MCs that I totally adore and respect (also no fated mate, because Tormund and Bryn are not dreki. Lol, sometimes I got tired with this fated mate thingie), is the way McMaster blend adventure, romance and also humor. I swear this book is the most funny McMaster book I'd read. It's have bromance, between Tormund, Haakon and Sirius. Heck, even Tormund getting along so well with Marduk. Their bromance is one of the highlight of the book and often make me smile, smirk or laugh a little. Haakon and Sirius constantly tease Tormund and Tormund to them back, but its show how they care to each other. Although Storm of Fury is about Tormund and Bryn, McMaster also write secondary plot about Marduk. Now, we have Rurik that bordering alpha (and sadly, I kinda forget his story, hahaha. He's not that memorable to me *sigh), Haakon that once a man scorned but in the end totally support Ardis, Sirius that is anti hero (anti hero is my catnip!), Tormund that is a humorous teddy bear, and finally, McMaster give us a scoundrel, in the form of Marduk. I'll be like...heh, about time! Marduk is totally a spoiled brat (or prince), maybe because he's the youngest? He's also one of important characters and he kinda find that he have...twin sister. Now that's one of development that I didn't see it coming. I kinda entertained when reading part about Marduk being forced to marry, lol. Although it give reader delicious tidbit of what happen with him in the future. To summarize, he will get his downfall and his heart ripped out from his body. Maybe literally, since his bride, Solveig is totally pissed off of him. Say yes to angry lovers trope!While Storm of Fury is full action packed and kinda low angst in the first, it did have angst. Can't do without angst, lol. Unfortunately, the end kinda rushed for me, even though some plot kinda open unsolved. Also, there's some glaring typos at the start, like McMaster always mistype draugr, and draugar. Some secret still not revealed, like who is Freyja actually, a question that still nagging me from the start, lol. Also, seems like Amadea didn't die yet and ready to wreak havoc. Although, I'm impatient to read about Marduk, because I want to see his comeuppance since he left Solveig in a totally bad manner and hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Sadly, Marduk's story in Master of Storm didn't come out until January 2021 a.k.a next year. But I hope the wait will be paid off, and maybe I will do some re-read because a reader once said in McMaster FB Group that Solveig already appear in Clash of Storm, but I totally can't remember her, lol.Storm of Fury have its plus and minus, but the book is still entertaining to read, since I read this in one sitting and didn't check my social media at all (heh, I always know that social media is distraction). The wait for Marduk's Master of Storm in January 2021 will be too long for me *sigh
    more
  • Aly
    January 1, 1970
    4.5We met Tormund before and now his group of dragon-hunters is searching for a missing dreki prince that no one saw in almost a decade. It's lust at first sight, and maybe it could be love, the first time he see the prickly Bryn. He doesn't know she's a former Valkyrie who was exiled many, many, many years ago but he can sense she's hiding something. The fierce readhead follow them to help find the prince but she have her own reason to do so that might not be good news for them. Tormund is alwa 4.5We met Tormund before and now his group of dragon-hunters is searching for a missing dreki prince that no one saw in almost a decade. It's lust at first sight, and maybe it could be love, the first time he see the prickly Bryn. He doesn't know she's a former Valkyrie who was exiled many, many, many years ago but he can sense she's hiding something. The fierce readhead follow them to help find the prince but she have her own reason to do so that might not be good news for them. Tormund is always joking, flirting but despite herself, she can't help find him charming. She can look and she could even touch but for Bryn, her heart is off limits. But maybe Tormund's honesty, authenticity, sense of loyalty and openess will break the chains surrounding it. Thanks to Tormund and the guys always bickering, this book was the funniest in the series so far. It stills deliver plenty of romance and action. Tormund and Bryn completed each other so well and I couldn't help but fall for our smooth-talking charmer hero who says the sweetest things. He was so touching with his desire to be loved."My love would never be a chain. My love-when given-would be a gift. It would be my arms around you when you wanted to hide from the world. It would be my axe to guard you when you could not guard yourself. It would be a kiss to your forehead, to remind you that you are cherished."
    more
  • Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
    January 1, 1970
    Bryn was prickly, battle scarred, and seemingly invulnerable, but if anyone could penetrate her shield, Tormund would be the one to do so! Tormund was a warrior with a marshmallow heart, quick with a joke, and frankly, the most positive lead I can remember reading!! He’s not afraid to wear his feelings for all to see and was an irresistible ray of sunshine. I liked him before, but fell in love with him here!Storm of Fury is the comedic entry of the series by far, but no less emotional and passio Bryn was prickly, battle scarred, and seemingly invulnerable, but if anyone could penetrate her shield, Tormund would be the one to do so! Tormund was a warrior with a marshmallow heart, quick with a joke, and frankly, the most positive lead I can remember reading!! He’s not afraid to wear his feelings for all to see and was an irresistible ray of sunshine. I liked him before, but fell in love with him here!Storm of Fury is the comedic entry of the series by far, but no less emotional and passionate! Zippy banter, dragon/human bromances, a feisty red head, and a gentle Viking-I enjoyed this one!
    more
  • Firstpella
    January 1, 1970
    I really did not want to read this 1, book 4 in the series...I find book 3 is often a pinnacle in a series or an early part of a long series and 4 is often disappointing...plus, in a storyline about dragons neither the H nor the h is one...and the H has just been...a sidekick so far in the stories...just human...often comedic relief...boring me yet again as I write this.And I was wrong. Eventually. I found myself annoyed when the pages featured the H, the h, the H/h. They got in the way of the m I really did not want to read this 1, book 4 in the series...I find book 3 is often a pinnacle in a series or an early part of a long series and 4 is often disappointing...plus, in a storyline about dragons neither the H nor the h is one...and the H has just been...a sidekick so far in the stories...just human...often comedic relief...boring me yet again as I write this.And I was wrong. Eventually. I found myself annoyed when the pages featured the H, the h, the H/h. They got in the way of the more interesting characters both past, Sirius is still grrrrr-yum, and future, Marduk and his bitch-one Soveig sign me up for THAT love story, with their boring human lust to love and Valkyrie shit...a H that just wanted love, to matter to someone and who gave love because that mattered to him...so human...so frail in a story about greater mystical beings...so...darn heartfelt. So damn Beta. I am not a Beta-H gal in my kindle-porn, but I cried like a baby, felt immense joy when the sacrifices both the H and h made for the greater good resulted in them being together in love. Perhaps this tale isn’t so much Dragon-porn as Dragon-chick-lit, but it has its sweet merits.
    more
  • Melindeeloo
    January 1, 1970
    Very good length to the series - the hero Tormund was just wonderful, and so deserving of a HEA. His leading lady is great too - very capable. There's also a good set up for the next pair.
  • Jennie Kew
    January 1, 1970
    A fantastic blend of history and mythology, action and romance, and sass and sexiness! Tor is the Viking hero of my dreams and Bryn is the kickarse heroine I wish I was. I loved every second of this book.
  • ☽ Rhiannon ✭ Mistwalker ☾
    January 1, 1970
    YES I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK BRING IT OOOOONNNNNNNNN (September 2018)God, I love this series so much! And I love Tormund! And of course I adored Bryan, a giant warrior lady (she would have been perfect if she’d been a BBW but there is enough references to her size and shape for me to find her relatable). I though this one was the book I would be most excited about, but I am SO VERY ABOUT the next book, with a plain warrior heroine and an enemies to lovers storyline! Bec McMaster is the gift YES I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK BRING IT OOOOONNNNNNNNN (September 2018)God, I love this series so much! And I love Tormund! And of course I adored Bryan, a giant warrior lady (she would have been perfect if she’d been a BBW but there is enough references to her size and shape for me to find her relatable). I though this one was the book I would be most excited about, but I am SO VERY ABOUT the next book, with a plain warrior heroine and an enemies to lovers storyline! Bec McMaster is the gift that keeps on giving!!!
    more
  • jammaster_mom
    January 1, 1970
    A great urban fantasy/dragon/romance series AND book!This series revolves around the dreki. They are magical creatures who are larger than dragons and can transform from flying lizard to human form. They all have different magical abilities and, like humans, some of them are more moral than others.This story is mainly about Tormund, the cousin and friend of Haakon, and Bryn. Tormund is a human who hunted dragons and dreki with his cousin in a quest to find Haakon's wife or kill the dragon they b A great urban fantasy/dragon/romance series AND book!This series revolves around the dreki. They are magical creatures who are larger than dragons and can transform from flying lizard to human form. They all have different magical abilities and, like humans, some of them are more moral than others.This story is mainly about Tormund, the cousin and friend of Haakon, and Bryn. Tormund is a human who hunted dragons and dreki with his cousin in a quest to find Haakon's wife or kill the dragon they believed killed her. (see previous books in series for much, much more!) Tormund and Haakon have now both been sent out on another quest on behalf of the Zini clan of dreki. Find the lost prince Marduk and bring him back. Marduk has been away from court for the last 10 years on a personal quest of his own. What he finds has the potential to change everything for all the dreki and humans. Bryn is a mercenary who, at times, works for a different dreki clan. She uses her fighting skills, learned as a Valkyrie, and natural skills in exchange for coin. Her paths cross with Tormund when she is sent to also find Marduk and bring him to the very intense and angry dreki princess who hired her.I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, but I also bought my own copy as well in support of the author because I enjoy her books that much! This is a really fun and intense book at the same time. I found myself laughing out loud at some points with the banter between Tormond and Haakon. Then, I found myself tearing up with Tormond and Bryn started to open up more about their pasts. In the end this was a great entry into the series and moved the overall story arc forward in a different way that I didn't see coming. I am very interested to see where the Zini clan goes from here with all the different pieces they have. (Not going to say more and spoil the book for anyone!:) I can also see the seeds for at least 2 more books planted here and can't wait to read them as well!
    more
  • Eve
    January 1, 1970
    This was definitely the most humorous out of the series so far. Tormund is an honest to god teddy bear. I mean I don't think he can be called anything else. He is a man that is not very quick to anger and believes that life should be lived and felt at its fullest. Now that doesn't mean that he is reckless and is an adrenaline junkie it just means that he takes life in stride. If you love and get your heart broken then you will remember the joy of it and not let the fear or pain hold you back fro This was definitely the most humorous out of the series so far. Tormund is an honest to god teddy bear. I mean I don't think he can be called anything else. He is a man that is not very quick to anger and believes that life should be lived and felt at its fullest. Now that doesn't mean that he is reckless and is an adrenaline junkie it just means that he takes life in stride. If you love and get your heart broken then you will remember the joy of it and not let the fear or pain hold you back from doing it again. He accepts that life is the way it is and so he will do what he feels is right. Because at the core he is simply a very good man who simply wants to love and be loved. I don't think I've read a character like him before. He is very unique I think in his approach to everything and I enjoyed every second of it. Bryn on the other hand is a closed off mercenary who is trying to find her way in life after being beaten down and lost. So when these two collide sparks fly lol sometimes literally. And then of course there was the bromance with Sirius, Haakon, and Tormund. Sirius is still my favourite character but Tormund is definitely up there haha. As for the plot it was pretty straight forward and not very complicated. There were also some secondary story lines that were introduced and then sort of handled off screen. But it doesn't feel complete to me. There was very clear set up for the next book and so its clear the direction the story will follow next. However, I'm still not sure about it. It dealt with Queen Amadea and what was a cliff hanger from the previous book. If that ended in this story than it felt very slapdash and sort of ignored. But I truly believe there is more to it than this so I'm very hopeful for the next story to follow. Definitely will carry on to the next book.
    more
  • Goldlion
    January 1, 1970
    A great addition to the series. I really loved Bryn, she was strong and outspoken and generally a badass. Her backstory was really interesting and played out well for the most part. Tormund was very charming and they had some great dialogue together. McMaster continues with solid plot lines and, as always, has a great combination of plot, characterization, and romance. I'm looking forward to seeing how Ishtar's character develops. There's some solid world building in this one, so really looking A great addition to the series. I really loved Bryn, she was strong and outspoken and generally a badass. Her backstory was really interesting and played out well for the most part. Tormund was very charming and they had some great dialogue together. McMaster continues with solid plot lines and, as always, has a great combination of plot, characterization, and romance. I'm looking forward to seeing how Ishtar's character develops. There's some solid world building in this one, so really looking forward to see how McMaster expands this universe.Rant begins:I'm excited, yet not, for the next book. I'm a big fan of unrequited love, and the chemistry between Marduk and Solveig is great, but from the way McMaster is setting it up, it's seeming like Marduk and Solveig will be that trope where the hero is truly awful to the heroine, but once he seduces her, all will be forgiven and he'll suffer minimal consequences. Call me bloodthirsty, but for once I want the woman scorned to get real revenge, not just a small sputter of revenge and then HEA (BORING!). As great as their chemistry is, I kinda don't want them to end up together because Marduk is an asshole and Solveig deserves to be treated nicely by other men damnit! It does bug me though that she's supposed to be fierce, but she just comes off as needy, which is -sigh- unfortunately common.Authors: I'm going to write about this fierce, strong womanReaders: Yes!Authors: lmao but she's gonna fall for a jerk and actually be a needy loser with no self respectReaders: 😭 Why thoAuthors: C O M P L E X I T YMs. McMaster, I beg of you, please don't do my girl Solveig dirty. Please give her a modicum of self-respect.Anyway rant over.Summary: this series continues to be solid and Bryn is probably one of the best heroines McMaster has written across all of her series.
    more
  • Margaret
    January 1, 1970
    Review originally published at Goldilox and the Three Weres and based on a copy provided by the author.Though it took a bit to grow on me, I'm now thoroughly enjoying the Legends of the Storm series. Mostly because I'm loving these characters. Tormund is the fiercest of teddy bears whose confidence is charming rather than cocky. Bryn is the female version of the hero who thinks he's not worthy. Their attraction is instantaneous but the romance takes a while to develop. Just as satisfying is the Review originally published at Goldilox and the Three Weres and based on a copy provided by the author.Though it took a bit to grow on me, I'm now thoroughly enjoying the Legends of the Storm series. Mostly because I'm loving these characters. Tormund is the fiercest of teddy bears whose confidence is charming rather than cocky. Bryn is the female version of the hero who thinks he's not worthy. Their attraction is instantaneous but the romance takes a while to develop. Just as satisfying is the bromance between Haakon and Tormund and surprisingly, Sirius, who is less prickly now that he's mated.Like most of the earlier books in the series, Storm of Fury is a road trip story with Tormund, Haakon, Sirius and Bryn traveling through the countryside in pursuit of Marduk. But this is the first time that journey takes us to other dreki courts. We also encounter different kinds of supernaturals for the first time and I'm happy to see the mythology expanding.Storm of Fury also seems to spend more time on the series plot than previous books with multiple additional POVs, mostly Sirius and Marduk. It sets up an enemies to lovers romance for Marduk in book five (Yay!) and what I think will be book six with a new character that's introduced here. I'm looking forward to finding out!Romanceopoly: Journey’s End: Fantasy with magic using MC
    more
  • Giki
    January 1, 1970
    The fourth book in the Legends of the Storm series this follows a similar dragon/adventure/romance plot as the previous 3 books, with two adversarial main characters drawn together by a strong mutual attraction that neither the have the power to resist. So the plot did not grab in in the way that I had hoped, but I really did love the main characters. Tormond and Bryn are strong, feisty and determined, it is unclear who would win in a straight out fight, these are a well matched pair. The minor The fourth book in the Legends of the Storm series this follows a similar dragon/adventure/romance plot as the previous 3 books, with two adversarial main characters drawn together by a strong mutual attraction that neither the have the power to resist. So the plot did not grab in in the way that I had hoped, but I really did love the main characters. Tormond and Bryn are strong, feisty and determined, it is unclear who would win in a straight out fight, these are a well matched pair. The minor characters do disappoint either - there is a web of complex interpersonal relations going on and that works very well. The world building is on point as always, we learn more with each story without it overpowering us.It was an enjoyable read for the most part. The plot was fairly predictable, early on in the story the main characters are given a terrible prophecy, it soon becomes clear to the reader as to how this is likely to unfold, but our heroes blunder on regardless. The romance is fun and, because the characters are so likeable, very satisfying.This voluntary review was of a free e-copy of the book provided by the author.
    more
  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoy the mythological blend that is the foundation of series. In Storm of Fury, we meet the Valkayrie Bryn... Well more of a former one who had been banished to Earth to walk among mortals. It's been over a century. Strong minded, Bryn has a chance of redemption. They only thing standing in her way, is locating the dreki prince Marduk. Easier said than done.Tormund, a warrior with a year of gold, is hoping he will find an angel of his own. And that angel is in the form of a Valkayrie. Only th I enjoy the mythological blend that is the foundation of series. In Storm of Fury, we meet the Valkayrie Bryn... Well more of a former one who had been banished to Earth to walk among mortals. It's been over a century. Strong minded, Bryn has a chance of redemption. They only thing standing in her way, is locating the dreki prince Marduk. Easier said than done.Tormund, a warrior with a year of gold, is hoping he will find an angel of his own. And that angel is in the form of a Valkayrie. Only they are not in the same side.The series should not be read as standalones. There is a lot of world building that overlaps throughout the books. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of Storm of Fury, which was provided by the author.
    more
  • Kathryn
    January 1, 1970
    Tormund has been on this adventure since the first book. Always the strong arm, always there to prop up Hakaan. But Hakaan found his love again and now Tormund wants to make his own name and find someone to love him for who he is. He helped the Princess, fought in a rebellion and became a friend to the wife of the Blackfrost. Now he has volunteered to find the young Prince. On the way, he meets a Valkyre who may be the woman for him, or her betrayal may destroy him.Be forewarned, Bec has plans t Tormund has been on this adventure since the first book. Always the strong arm, always there to prop up Hakaan. But Hakaan found his love again and now Tormund wants to make his own name and find someone to love him for who he is. He helped the Princess, fought in a rebellion and became a friend to the wife of the Blackfrost. Now he has volunteered to find the young Prince. On the way, he meets a Valkyre who may be the woman for him, or her betrayal may destroy him.Be forewarned, Bec has plans to torture him (and the reader). I cried so much I thought I would short out my nook.
    more
  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    Tormund is one of those characters that when you first see him, you may not think about too much about him. He provides comedy and a foil for the brooding hero. What you may not realize is he carries the heart of the group. You can't help but love Tormund and watching him convince Byrn is just fun. I loved seeing Sirus again and meeting Marduk and Solveig. The mystery surrounding Marduk's sister and chaos is thrilling and intriguing. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book.
    more
  • Sarah Hamilton
    January 1, 1970
    A Fantasy AdventureBec McMaster has the skill to create complex and vast fantasy worlds that give nods to history and cultures, but are still uniquely their own. Storm of Fury continues exploring the world of dreki, but finally gives loveable (& human) Tormound his story. Bryn is an excellent addition to the cast, who is the rough, yet likeable heroine. And we finally meet Marcum - cannot wait to see where his Story goes. A Fantasy AdventureBec McMaster has the skill to create complex and vast fantasy worlds that give nods to history and cultures, but are still uniquely their own. Storm of Fury continues exploring the world of dreki, but finally gives loveable (& human) Tormound his story. Bryn is an excellent addition to the cast, who is the rough, yet likeable heroine. And we finally meet Marcum - cannot wait to see where his Story goes.
    more
  • CHRISTINA PEACOCK
    January 1, 1970
    Good readTook me a bit to get into this one. I can't put my finger on what bothered me. About a quarter of the way in I was hooked. There's always a lot going on in the authors books. The world's are full of life. So a story may mostly be about two people falling for each other there's more going on around them. Makes everything feel more real.
    more
  • Lady Claire, Marchioness of Fancy Pants
    January 1, 1970
    In typical Bec McMaster fashion, she does a fantastic job of world building, introducing new characters that enrich the storyline, and setting those characters up for future books. Tormund could have easily been slated for a novella, but I’m so glad he got his own story. Hilarious, sweet man. Loved this one!
    more
  • Lee
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoy all these characters. The hero and heroine are especially lovely together.But do not read this if you haven't read the other books in the series, because there's a lot of skipping around in different plot threads and perspectives.
  • Bips99
    January 1, 1970
    Dnf
  • Simo
    January 1, 1970
    4 1/2 starsI love this series but this book has just that little something more, actually not so little, the H, Tormund. He's just impossible to resist!
  • Joyousmoi
    January 1, 1970
    Awwwwww!!!! Is all. I can manage.... Beautiful. Just so sweet!
  • Luckylovesbooks
    January 1, 1970
    Oh Tormund ❤️I NEED THE NEXT BOOK
  • Natasha
    January 1, 1970
    Storm of Fury couldn't have come at a better time. Bryn and Tormund were enjoyable to read and so very different from the main characters in the previous books. Both Bryn and Tormund start this series with the same mission, but from different angles. Tormund is assisting his cousin, Haakon, in the search for Haakon's missing brother-in-law, Marduk. Bryn is paid handsomely to discover Marduk's location for her employer. Bryn decides the best way to find Marduk is to align herself with the other s Storm of Fury couldn't have come at a better time. Bryn and Tormund were enjoyable to read and so very different from the main characters in the previous books. Both Bryn and Tormund start this series with the same mission, but from different angles. Tormund is assisting his cousin, Haakon, in the search for Haakon's missing brother-in-law, Marduk. Bryn is paid handsomely to discover Marduk's location for her employer. Bryn decides the best way to find Marduk is to align herself with the other searchers under false pretenses. Going into Storm of Fury, you know Bryn is starting out unlikable. Even when you learn why she became so unlikable, you totally get it. I didn't feel like this justified her behavior, but appreciated there wasn't a bait-and-switch with her motivations. Almost everything she did made sense for who she was as a person. On the other hand, Tormund is exactly who you want and think him to be. Not only is he truly a nice person, he's confident without the machismo that would make him an absolute tool. Much like Bryn, Tormund has a backstory, but his shows why he is the person you'd want on your side. Though these two are opposites, the charming vs. surly dynamic suits them. Tormund is persistent without being creepy; Bryn doesn't lead him on and keeps her distance... until she can't. Her cold demeanor hides a lot of hurt and betrayal, but Tormund sees the little things that show the kind of person she really is. Storm of Fury included a fair amount of setup for future books in the Legends of the Storm series, so you get to be excited and frustrated about the wait. I don't feel this side story took away from Tormund and Bryn, since I now expect them to stand together when Marduk has to face the music. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book.
    more
  • Deb
    January 1, 1970
    What's not to love about Tormund? He is a gentle soul who fights when necessary but protects those who need it most. Looking forward to the next chapter - yes, I have my pre order already in
Write a review