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Don't get me wrong I definitely like Thor. But between him and Loki It kind of gets old hearing a bunch of the same old stories. This is definitely a fresh and modern take On some old gods. Sorry if this reads weird I'm doing talk to text. I really wish I can read the books individually but overall for the whole series I give it a 5. There were a couple of parts where I was Kind of Thinking it was redundant. I mean there was reason to it but it felt like more of a filler. I wish I could be specific but I don't wanna do anything for anybody else or taint the way that they think about The series. Don't get me wrong Thor and Loki In there As well as a few other gods that aren't mentioned a lot. I do wish there was a little bit more in the love scene department. I definitely feel there was a lot of miss opportunities there. I mean I definitely didn't want the books to be saturated in it That a little more would have been nice . I did leave a review for the 1st Book because I bought that separate from the box set and it won't let me Post individual reviews.. But I wanted to refer to that 1 mentioning that amount of time they spent together Overall with relatively short and I feel like that could have been extended a little bit Through the training. Again trying not to give spoilers but I feel like it would have been A little better that way. Plus to maybe add some training in with another book And which they're trapped in a prison like world which again try not to Give spoilers. I've read some other reviews and all I can say as you gotta think these are gods they've been around they've seen things they done things For years and years so it's not unrealistic that they would be comfortable in the situations that they would be or that they have their feelings they would and then it's 1 of the biggest Kudos that I could get the author She really I feel got in the head of where it would be like to be eternal. At least how I think it would be eve forget somethings are you don't recognize that you can be something other. And thing thing is being moral sometimes you strive for better For so long you don't understand that life short and you should pause to enjoy. Again I apologize for all the grammatical errors. I did have to do talk to texts and that's miserable but I did not wanna leave a review All this is fresh in my mind. This is definitely worth the buy. I also think you would make a great gift. Read on readers and remember to always review.
I love it when a book draws you in enough to feel the emotions of the characters! This is a great series with some fun little twists to some of the Norse mythology. It's exciting to see how the modern world blends with the ancients in these books and makes sure there it's never a dull moment. Lots of action, lots of love and a little sadness. I couldn't stop until I finished there whole set!
I love these characters so much and this series. I love this author but this boxset with the extra epilogue made it even better. I’m so happy the extra scene with Peter was there it made this series even better
I read advanced copies of all of these books as they were released. My reviews are included below and were all voluntary.
Claimed by Gods
This is a great book that I devoured very quickly. Now I just have to wait for the next one to find out what happens to Ari and her gods.
Ari is doing her best in a dog eat dog world. Though she often thought she might come to a bad end she did not expect it to be in the form of a crazy guy going the wrong way on a one-way street. Jeepicide. She wakes up to the sight of five people looking at her naked body. What the?? The four guys were good-looking and all, but jes. When she catches a glimpse of a wing, apparently attached to her back, she can't take any more. Death is just weird.
Five gods, well Loki denies being an actual god, have brought her back as a Valkyrie to help them find Odin who has been missing for a long time. Without him they can't return home and they are ready to go back to Asgard. They have tried with several Valkyries before Ari, but they left and never returned and so this time they went about it a little differently. Instead of finding someone pure of heart they went with someone a little more cutthroat and street-wise. Thanks.
The five gods are Loki, Thor, Baldur, Hod, and Freya (technically a goddess). Freya is Odin's wife and Thor, Baldur, and Hod are sons. Loki is a blood-brother to Odin. I will let you sort the rest out yourself. Be assured that Ari is not easily convinced that becoming a Valkyrie is in her best interest. She has someone she needs to protect, and she can't do that from Asgard. There is also the little matter of dark elves that seem to have an agenda on earth, and are definitely not her friends. Then there are the four HOT gods. What's a girl to do?
Bound to Gods
The second book in the series was pretty good. Aria, Freya, Hod, Loki, Baldur, and Thor are trapped in an alternate Asgard where things look the same but are very, very different. As the raven shifter, Muninn, does her best to torment the gods with their pasts, Aria must figure out how to get them out there. Each of the gods has dark events from their past that Aria must help them overcome in order to weaken the illusion that Muninn has created using their memories. With no food or water that they can consume, time is running out and even Aria has dark memories that can be used against her. I can't wait to find out what happens next.
Falling for Gods
I am loving this series of Eva's. Now that Odin has been rescued and everyone is back in Asgard, things are a little bit different for Aria and her gods. Odin is on the throne and is making his presence known, though not all of his sons trust him like they once did. Their time in Munin's prison has brought to light some holes in Odin's personality and uncovered his schemes. Aria and the gods know they need to find a way to defeat Surt and his zombie army before he destroys Asgard and Midgard (the human realm).
Join the patched together Valkyrie and her gods as they work their own plans for righting the wrongs done to the other realms, and defeating Surt. Not everything is as it seems, and allies can be found in unlikely places. Intrigue and battles await!
Waking the Gods
Loved the finale of the series. Just when Aria and her gods thought they had neutralized the threats against the realms, they are thrust back into the fray. Asgard is lost to Surt and he is coming for Midgard next. Yep, earth is next on the radar.
As the gods scramble to find allies, and Aria feels her contribution is somehow lacking. She can't fight Surt, indeed he seems intent on killing her first, and she feels she is a distraction to the others in battle. As more Asgardians are in the found, she is looked down upon by the new arrivals. Determined to save HER world, she realizes she will have to call on some former acquaintances for help. Things are going to get worse before they get better. They will get better, right?
Eva has done a wonderful job combining reverse harem and mythology and not just any mythology but my favorite, Norse mythology, I knew I had to read it. I loved the series and would recommend it to anyone. Below is my review for the first book.
Enter Claimed by Gods, book one in the Their Dark Valkyrie series and it was good. Aria, Ari for short, is a street hustler with a bad past. She does what ever she has to do in order to survive and take care of her little brother. They are from a severely damaged home and while Ari beginning and adult escaped her six-year-old little brother couldn't. So Ari, works with criminals and does sketchy things in order to take care of herself and to save up so she can get custody of her brother one day. However things don't go as planned and the next thing Ari know she is surrounded by five people claiming to be gods and that she herself is an actual Valkyrie, with wings and all.
First up is the trickster himself, Loki, who is handsome of course (I mean he is a god), charismatic, trouble maker but surprisingly a good guy and gets along with Ari great. Up next is the god of thunder, Thor, he too is handsome, caring, and a little competitive, I love his personality. Then there is Baulder who is nothing but light and sunshine and Hod who is nothing but darkness. Plus Freya, the goddess of beauty, war and other things. Each god as a different aspect to his or her personality that Ari seems to be able to identify with and in Ari seems to bring something different to the little group.
Ari doesn't just accept things the way they are and she as questions about things and wants to do somethings her own way. However that is not to say that the gods boss her around, it the opposite in fact. Unlike in any other book, the gods in this one are mostly nice, understanding and want to if anything protect. This book is sort of a slow burn and the relationships in it are only just getting started.
I love all the mythology in the book, the things that I know of mythology were mentioned and the modernized versions of these gods seem to fit right into character and the story. Ari sort of broke my heart a little bit, she is so tough but has a vulnerable side and her past just breaks my heart, she has gone through so much in such a short amount of time but she doesn't let anything detour her. She also doesn't put up with too much crap either and of course I gotta love that.
Claimed by Gods was better than I expected, with tough Valkyries, sexy gods, missing people, dark elves, god powers, training sessions and a plot that I am not so sure where it's headed but I am very interested in finding out.
I have read 2 of these books so far and the series was fun and interesting.
1 Claimed by Gods - A great story to start off a good series. I loved the premise and Ari was a hoot. I thought it blended myth, action and suspense very well. Ari is street wise and use to looking out for herself. The other characters ( the Gods) were well written as we are introduced to them here and learn they have some issues that are only hinted at in this first book. I cannot wait to learn more. And even though this is a reverse harem story, it was not all sex or dirty sex either but had a good story that caught my attention and kept me reading until the end. I received an advance copy and chose to review because I really like the story and cannot wait to see what happens next
2 Bound to Gods - The first book was a great introduction to Gods and their new Valkyrie Aria. But the second one gives more insight what made everyone who they are and more of the past they have overcome. Secrets are revealed as the line between who is good and bad wavers. But the hot gods end up being the good guys. I loved the twists and turns and the flat out craziness that is book 2. There was a bit more sex in this one but it helped the story along. And the ending was awesome and a great setup to what happens next. I read it in one sitting it was so good. I was entertained and kept on reading to see how Aria and the gods would get out of the mess they ended up in. (Hint it was good).
Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2021
I received these stories individually as ARCs and am voluntarily leaving this review in the complete box set
Claimed by the Gods : Eva has done it again - created another amazing storyline about a world and events happening next to/within our own that humans fail to see. A thrilling tale of gods on earth (Midgard to them) and of a young woman trying to make her way in life, make ends meet and care for her brother and the major turn her life takes. I love it! From the start I was drawn into this intriguing storyline. Each character is so well defined, present, believable, and dare I say...HOT - I mean we ARE talking about Norse gods here! I can definitely get addicted...I know I may be greedy, but....MORE please!
Bound to Gods: A great installment that gives Aria more answers about her gods and herself while opening the door for new questions. In their continued quest to find Odin, their group find drama, chaos, fear, anguish, strength and love all fight to the surface. Just as Aria knows she, herself is not perfect, in learning more of their past, she discovers Balder, Thor, Hod and Loki all have a dark side and secrets they would like to keep to themselves. When and if they find Odin, will all be well, all questions answered, or has the intrigue just begun? The character development and flow of the plot make for a riveting story.! Can't wait to find out what happens next!
Falling for Gods: Eva gives us another fantastic installment in this reverse harem series. Aria's strength and backbone took no prisoners ..including Odin! I loved that she got in his face and call him out..not afraid to stand up to the gods and the Allfather.
Once again, I enjoy the author's take on Loki - usually seen as the prankster and causing trouble - but, here, he seems sometimes as lost, uncertain, and seeking...something..as we all are. Sure the mischievous elements are there, but he is so much more.
The strength of Ari's relationship with each of her gods shone through brightly. She sees and understands parts of them that they may not even realize themselves - deepening their love and commitment to each other.
But..it seems Surt is resilient and their work is anything but finished! Can't wait for the continuation!
Waking the Gods: I have truly enjoyed this series, and book#4 is not different! Throughout, Aria has been learning her new abilities and the true strength and intelligence she has always possessed. Thor, Baldur, Loki, and Hod have been by her side, encouraging and loving their Valkyrie. But that doesn't lessen her feelings of inadequacy in the presence of all the new gods showing up to aid in their battle.
Being Aria, she finds a way and the umph within herself to overcome obstacles, and show her worth, all why putting her own swing on things. And the scene when she finally is able to use and control one of her special gifts to save her heart - I was alternating between crying my eyes out and yelling " You go, girl!".
Book#4 is a great conclusion to a wonderfully entertaining series
I adore Aria Watson, the heroine in Eva Chase’s pretty darn spectacular Their Dark Valkyrie series. She’s just the sort of kick-a** gal that is my favorite kind of character, and the fact that she has her own harem of yummy guys who are literally gods? Pure catnip. This is a heck of a fun series and totally addictive. I read (and separately reviewed) each book as it came out and I both envy and pity those who are newcomers and able to get this boxset. Envy because they won’t be forced to impatiently wait fir each book to be released, and pity because these stories are so good that it will be astoundingly hard to resist totally binge reading them and the total lack of sleep that will result. The bottom line is easy here: this boxset highly recommend.
Wonderful series based on Norse mythology. Aria, Ari for short, was a street hustler until she was killed. When she wakes up, she’s told she’s now a Valkyrie and the five people who made her a Valkyrie are Norse gods and one goddess. Loki, the forever trickster, who has a soft side. Thor, who really uses a hammer and eats like a teenaged boy. Baldur who is always smiling and happy but has a dark past. And Hod, who shares his brother’s dark past. Freya, the one goddess, is Odin’s wife. Ari has to learn how to use her powers fast. Odin has gone missing and it’s her job to go find him. The five gods want to go home but can’t without Odin. Ari’s new life is quite an adventure; learning her new powers, getting to know the guys and dealing with the fact that she’s attracted to all four of them. The series was fast paced and nerve racking, it grabbed me from the start and kept me captivated until the last page. I received an ARC from the author. This is my honest review.
Love it when you can get a boxed set of a series. It is well worth the read. Fun and action packed, all while saving the earth and all the realms. Loki, Thor, Baldur, and Hod find Aria who is their last hope. She is a strong independent heroine, scrappy, a survivor. She brings a lot to the story. She has a full transformation of herself as the books go along. I thought this was very well done by the author. The four guys and Aria all have great chemistry and there is plenty of steam in this sexy story. A war of wars, a good plot, and plenty of character development. Highly recommend to read. I received this book for free and voluntarily reviewed.