Demon Crossings (Twilight of the Gods #1)
Private investigator Grace tracks a kidnapped child to middle-of-nowhere Iowa. Encountering a strange creature she knows can't be a local animal, she doesn't need her psychic abilities to figure out the sleepy town is not what it seems. When she meets the intriguing Aiden, she's plunged into a world of Norse gods and fire demons where the Wild Hunt still rides the night.
Grace is on an assignment to find a girl who has been kidnapped. On her way to find the child, she hits something with her car. She is rescued by Aiden.
Did I feel connected to the characters: I really liked Grace and connected with her immediately. She has a gift where she can sense (psychic ability) where a lost child can be found. She has been always thought of as strange because of her gift so she has tried to hide it since she could remember, but she finds this town where h ...more
I did find the concept of the book to be confusing at times and I did find myself wanting to move this book onto the do not finish pile however I am glad I stuck with it as it was overall a good read.
The romance between the two main characters felt forced at times and I did not enjoy these scenes. Especially when she attacked him during their first sexual encounter it seeme ...more
I am not sure what they see in each other except a tool. The lust/love at first sight did non improve the story. There's no real movement toward Hea. You are just told one. But I did wonder how and why.
I would have liked more the Vasir.
I claim my ignorance: but ...more
The imagination, scary creativity & visceral description of the fire demons & the world they decimated kinda creeps me out. However, the magic of swimming in the algae brought a little balance.
Those versed on Norse mythology may get another layer of enjoyment out of this adventure. (Or may get annoyed) I've ...more
I read Witch Bound the second book in this series a while back and really liked a ...more
4.5 Stars I really liked this book. The mixture of Norse gods were a little bit of a surprise, but once I got my head around the fact, that they WEREN’T gods, and in fact Odin was a type of leader in each clan, I read with avid interest.
Grace is a Private investigator with a difference, she uses a very powerful psychic ability to find lost, or missing children. And after tracking a father who has abducted his daughter from her grandmother, to Iowa, she assumes that the case is closed, an ...more
the heroine, grace, has an ability to track lost person. actually, it's broader than that, but she harnessed it. the story kicked off by g ...more
Autore: Eleri Stone
Inedito in Italiano
Trama: Grace è un’investigatrice specializzata nel ritrovare bambini rapiti, ed è così brava nel suo lavoro perchè ha delle visioni che la guidano. Usare per il bene questo suo potere l’aiuta a sopportare la sua vita, ma le ferite di un adolescenza passata in un manicomio e gli orrori che vede ogni giorno nel suo lavoro, le pesano ogni giorno di più. Da sempre si è sentita fuori posto fra la gente normale, ma tutto cambia quando seguen ...more
Demon Crossings is the first book in the Twilight of the Gods series by Eleri Stone. I had initially started with book two but felt like I was missing some stuff so I went back and started at the beginning. I’m glad I did! While Norse Gods and mythology aren’t normally my thing, I found myself thoroughly enjoying the plot, the characters and the overall storyline.
The story revolves around Grace, a private investigator who s ...more
She should have been sunning herself on a beach in Hawaii, enjoying a much-needed vacation. Instead she's driving down a dark, nowhere road in the middle of Iowa, surrounded by cornfields, and about as far removed from sun, fun, and Mai Tais as she could get. Private investigator by trade, it's Grace's psychic gift that made her cave for her friend Mike, a detective with the St. Louis police department. He begged her to take a look at one last picture before she left. So she ...more
I'm not usually one for romance novels; I find them formulaic, repetit ...more
Grace's past has taught her to trust ans relay on no one but what happens when someone like Aiden breaks those barriers? Aiden is the leader of his groups hunt. They live to protect the portals leading into the human world from demon creatures. Aiden is has earned the respect ...more
Originally posted at That's What I'm Talking About
On a case, Grace finds herself driving through the dark, dirt roads in the middle of nowhere, Iowa, instead of on her much needed vacation to Hawaii. Grace has an innate ability to find missing children, and her police buddy Mike often sends those in need of help her way. Suddenly, Grace begins to see and sense things around her that aren’t normal - to include a giant beast that runs her car off the r ...more
Grace is a private investigator. She has a knack for finding missing children, but she wasn't fast enough on her last case and the boy died before she found him. Needing a break, she plans on going on a road trip but gets sidetracked when a friend asks for her help to find a little girl. Grace's secret flares with a strong vision of the missing girl, and she can't say no to the favor or the missing child.
In the middle of nowhere, in an town named Ragnarok, Grace crashes her ca ...more
Grace and Aiden. Oh, man. Gr ...more
Wrapping the supernatural of demons and psychics within the folds of Norse mythology, "Demon Crossings" is a great ride. There is a wonderful mix that includes unique take on the mythology with Asgard along with action and romance. She gives you a glimpse into a world that makes you root for ...more
Eleri Stone is a darn prolific writer so there is good reason she got this book right. With a mix of legends ad creatures, Asgard, Demons, Norse myths, there is a lot even before you add in a hot romance, good sex and danger. The characters have a reasonable amount of development and felt pretty real to me. I felt the use of a certain word regarding the female anatomy, while sparing was gratuitous and out of character.
The mixing up of mythologies and creatures might have gone a little too far, b ...more
Eleri Stone's Demon Crossings is a lo ...more
An exciting story of the decendants of Norse Gods & thier job guarding the fault lines that let the demons escape into the human world. Not only was there a good original story, but there was a whole world building that could be a series. The romance was not thrown ...more
Characters: I loved Grace, she was good at her job, tough, yet with hidden vulnerabilitie, and I sighed over Aiden, (love that strong, silent type)
Romance: both hot and well-developed, with issues that were faced
Excellent setting: alternating between small-town Iowa and a cool merged together Asgard/Nifflheim
The secondary characters: I really hope Fen gets his own book.
Fave scene: The cover shot