Review: Stormbringer by Alis Franklin

Book 2 of the Wyrd


Alis Franklin

Published by: Random House Publishing Group – Hydra
Edition: Ebook
ISBN: 9780553394627
Price: $2.99 (USD)
Publication Date: 21st July, 2015

Ragnarok—aka the end of the world—was supposed to doom the gods as well. Instead, it was a cosmic rebooting. Now low-level IT tech and comic-book geek Sigmund Sussman finds himself an avatar of a Norse goddess. His boyfriend, the wealthy entrepreneur Lain Laufeyjarson, is channeling none other than Loki, the trickster god. His best friends, Em and Wayne, harbor the spirits of slain Valkyries. Cool, right?

The problem is, the gods who survived the apocalypse are still around—and they don’t exactly make a great welcoming committee. The children of Thor are hellbent on reclaiming their scattered birthright: the gloves, belt, and hammer of the Thunder God. Meanwhile, the dwarves are scheming, the giants are pissed, and the goddess of the dead is demanding sanctuary for herself and her entire realm.

Caught in the coils of the Wyrd, the ancient force that governs gods and mortals alike, Sigmund and his crew are suddenly facing a second Ragnarok that threatens to finish what the first one started. And all that stands in the way are four nerds bound by courage, love, divine powers, and an encyclopedic knowledge of gaming lore.


I giggled so much reading this book. I think I enjoyed it more than the first one, Liesmith, because now that we know the characters their stories have a chance to blossom.

I love the characters of Lain, Sig, Em and Wayne. Hel and her siblings are very sympathetically written, and the younger gods are such teenage brats! If their actions weren’t so awful then it’d be funny.
The book could do with an editor, there were minor spelling and grammar errors that look like a slip of the keyboard, but nothing to distract from the story.

Very enjoyable second book.



2 thoughts on “Review: Stormbringer by Alis Franklin

    1. Liesmith was published last year, but Stormbringer isn’t our until August. They’re set in Australia, mostly. There is geekiness, love, and bloody battle.

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