Monday, June 22, 2015

Valhalla (Lexy Vaughan & Steven Macaulay #1) by Robert J. Mrazek

Valhalla (Lexy Vaughan & Steven Macaulay #1) by Robert J. Mrazek

This is an adult mystery thriller novel (Rated PG-13)

(Four Valhalla Hearts)

Book Summary

Along the Greenland ice cap, an expedition team makes an astounding discovery. Buried five hundred feet below the ice cap is the wreckage of an ancient ship—and nine perfectly preserved Vikings. Rune markings indicate it went missing in 1016 BC.

Energized by the find, retired Air Force general Steven Macaulay assembles the foremost scholars of Norse archaeology, including Harvard academic and master decoder Lexy Vaughan. But the mission is violently sabotaged—because this discovery holds the key to a mystery that will change the human race.

To put together the pieces of the puzzle, Macaulay and Lexy plunge headlong into a web of chaos and betrayal—all the while hunted by a covert primeval society that will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

My Review

I love getting back to the books I enjoyed before romance took over most of my reading pleasure. Although there is a bit of romance in this story, it’s obviously not the main plot more of an extension of what comes natural in the story.
Also, this story is so fade to black, so if you like smexy, there is none of that going on.
However, if you enjoy a thriller this story has history and adventure, danger and intrigue. I’ve read a review that suggested there are supernatural aspects going on. However, I’ve found none of that and wonder if that hater reviewer and I read the same story.

My only problem with this book is the ending. Where I went in thinking this is a standalone, the ending left me wondering. First let me say, there isn’t a cliffy. Not a true one. The only thing I’ve thought if it is the ending there would be more of a wrap up with the characters. So when it ended, I’m like really, I didn’t get a “true” ending. However, I then find out that the series of adventures will go on. So I don’t need the “wrap up” so to speak. The easiest way to explain is I expected an epilogue. But if it’s not over, no epilogue can be given.

Anyway, I look forward to continuing the journey with these characters.
Audio Review
Christopher Lane does a good job with narration. I didn’t have trouble following him.

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