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I Bring the Fire Parts I, II, III, & In the Balance

(I Bring the Fire: a Loki Series #1-3.5)

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Sometimes the hero is the wrong guy at the right time.

When Amy Lewis prays for a savior, Loki Norse God of Mischief and Chaos isn’t who she has in mind. Loki can’t resist Amy’s summons, but he can insist she help him outwit Odin, ruler of the Nine Realms. Can Amy trust a so-called God of Mischief? With a powerful evil calling him from be
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Kindle Edition, 848 pages
Published December 4th 2015 by Amazon Digital Services (first published December 3rd 2015)
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Arnaud
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Excellent use of Norse mythology

The weaving of a fictional federal unit investigating magical being and occurrences with the world of Norse mythology is very well done. The story focuses on the interaction between Amy, a veterinarian student, and Loki know for his mischievery, lies and bringing chaos about. Loved the fact that the human retelling of the legends and also movie depiction are constantly "corrected" by an amused Loki but in a way that shows we're never far off from the "truth" happe
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Coco.V
Dec 14, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
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Paula
Mar 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: unfinished
I just couldn't get into it. I don't think the writing appealed to me. That said, quite a few of my friends enjoyed this series alot. ...more
Melissa
Aug 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Part Three of I Bring The Fire is aptly subtitled Chaos and picks up immediately where Part Two left off. Loki’s intention on taking the mysterious World Seed for himself still burns as bright as ever. He wants to watch Asgard burn and Odin suffer even if he doesn’t quite understand the reason behind it.

Like with the previous books the story is told from a variety of view points. We see various points from Loki’s past, from when he was a child and from when he was an adult. Moments with his
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Heike
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
These first 3.5 books in the series were a roller-coaster of action and emotions and did cost me a lot of sleep since I could not put it away.
Amy, a veterinarian student, meets Loki, God of Mischief, who is grieving for his lost sons and seeking revenge on Odin and his brother Thor.
Cera, an entity with endless magical power, is caught on Earth and Loki's way to revenge.
While fighting mystical creatures, FBI, Police and self doubts Amy and Loki build an unlikely team in a page turner that neve
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Sarah Beth
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great series. The first trilogy is a freebie on Kindle unlimited - and the whole series is worth the price of buying outright! Really good series, lots of twists and turns. Refreshingly, there are no "scenes to be deleted" and neither does it completely avoid the topic of sex.

What are the powers of the universe? Is chaos good, or evil?
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Terry
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Judith Walton
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good ole loki

Loved reading these books will have to get the next lot so I can find out how it all goes . It was a group of books I couldn't put down great storyline.
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Gail
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic.

Okay, I've read many things about Loki, Thor, Asgard, etc since the movies came out.

But this series has me enthralled.

Starts out with Amy Lewis, mortal, being saved from a murderer, after saying a prayer for someone to save her.

Loki is that God to rescue her and the adventures begin.

The twists and turns are brilliantly disguised, but leave you thinking fantastic!

And I love Mr Squeakers lol.
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Fiona Andrew
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another new author to be added to my list of favourite authors. A great book with a fabulous range of characters. From Odin, Thor, Loki and many others from Asgard, to Amy, her Grandmother, Steve Rogers and other humans. The tales go from one world to another while they fought the entity who wishes to bring the world from chaos to order as per Josef Stalins Russian revolution.
K. Lincoln
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I bought this boxed set because I'd come across C. Gockel in a short story anthology and liked the writing and the world.

I've never reviewed a boxed set before. As I just finished the first part, Wolves: I Bring the Fire Part I, I thought I should jot down my thoughts as I go. The first installment in this series definitely is an installment. Veterinarian student Amy Lewis encounters the Aesir Loki, on Midguard/Earth to find information related to saving his sons by Sigyn from the void where Odi
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Carlos Ferro
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a great series, funny and interesting. I have read the first book in other collection and it got me hooked. Loki´s description and character development is teh best of the book. There is a good work for all the mixture of Norse mythology in present days and (near future) technology.
The rest of the characters are very good too, although there are some things of the main POV female character that I don´t fully understand... may be because I never understand women and she is realistic? Howe
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Ron
This is a collection of the first 3 volumes of I Bring The Fire series that has a "heroic" Loki as a main character. It opens in Wolves when Amy Lewis calls for help when she is being attacked and Loki answers, kills her attacker and saves her from a horrible death. Amy then aids Loki in fitting in and getting over the death of his sons and former wife. Monsters and Chaos introduce Ceres and Steve Rogers into the mix and adds more danger with Odin taking a more personal hand by sending Thor to E ...more
Dani
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've already read this series, but it's one that I have no issue with reading again. I've been a fan of Loki when I first came across his lore, and even more so with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but this series follows closer to the Norse mythology. I loved the modern day take on the "gods" and the more personal feel to who Loki really is in a fiction way. There is some romance in the books, but it's not overbearing and distracting. A lot of the lore and myths that's mentioned throughout the s ...more
Ann O'Nymos
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kobo, favorites
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I couldn't put it down. Although I'm not too keen on norse mythology (or latest blockbusters) this world with its rich description and other magic creatures (we see elves and even dinosaurs) drew me in. And the mythology reveals with time and it makes even sense after googling some background. I quite liked how the relationship of Angarbodan and Loki is characterised.
There is also a good portion of humour that I enjoyed.
Only be aware that the end won't be an end and to get the whole story you h
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Bernadette Hutton
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fab read

Ok took me a little time to get my head round all the actual norse stories. When i managed that i had to get my head round who and how. Loki i can understand, amy is a bit hidden grandma beatrice is an enigma. She seems to know more but is hiding things. Amy and loki have adventures which when other norse gods come out get complicated. Odin is brash, thor is loud and the others are within believable parameters.
As the books move through they stick and show they are not free standing, you
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Sandra
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-it, ebooks
4.5 stars Addictive, clever and amusing. I enjoyed the complex characterisation of Loki -who was neither all good or all bad. I also really liked Amy too. Some will find her naivete annoying but I found her innocence, counterbalanced by her random distraction into scientific excitement and discussion made her interesting enough to avoid irritation. She is definitely not stupid (altho sometimes blind to less than stellar motivations) and I liked how open and honest she was (for example her FBI bo ...more
Flora
An Explosive Box Set That's Hard To Put Down

I am already a fan of Ms Gockel's writing style and enjoyed the ambiguity of morals hat she explored in this amazing rollercoaster urban fantasy tale. It has everything that I look for in a great story; action, drama, humour, mystery and even a sprinkling of romance (some of which gets hot and sexy).

There is no cliffhanger at the end of this box set, if you wish the story could be left, however, I have added the rest of this series to my Amazon wish li
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Charlie Nottingham
Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I love this style. It's a perfect balance of description, dialogue, inner monologue, the works. The fact that Gockel is an indie was half the reason I picked it up, can't get into wordy traditionally published books anymore and that's all anyone recommends these days. It's very plot driven and kept me intrigued the whole way through. I'm gonna go read the rest of the series now(:
One thing though, I do wish there would've been some type of glossary for Asgardian terms. I had to google a few times
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Renee
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this series. Having never read this author I downloaded this free bundle series and was very glad I did. What a great take on Loki, Thor and the Nine Realms. I liken this books series to the 2014 remake of Maleficent. A look at the other side of why a character could be considered "bad". I read the series in about 4 days and I am already starting the next book - I think that speaks for itself. You have a new fan C. Gockel. ...more
Angela Armstrong
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Persevere

I nearly gave up on this, it is so chaotic at the start and so much information coming at you from such disparate points of view. It starts to click by the end of the first book and really gets going in the second.

There's quite a dependence, I feel, on the reader knowing Norse mythology. I had a vague enough grasp to muddle through. By the end, I was staying up to 1am to read what came next.
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Tbulls
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
A fun take on Norse gods and the mythology of religion across the board. Not overly heavy and a very easy read. I would have enjoyed much more detail and length but that seems to happen to me a lot since I somehow always end up with YA books. The audience for these books is a little older than most YA books I think. It kind of reminds me of the Percy Jackson books that I've read in that it's fun take on a classic subject. ...more
Kelleigh
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Total surprise!

This was actually really good! Kept me up late at night wanting to read just one more chapter. The character development was on point and Loki is quite likeable though he is supposed to be evil.
I could do without the bad language though it is sparse. Also not a fan of the whole series thing.

The next few books are a bit pricey so not sure I'll continue BUT they were fun to read and made me laugh and cry. Still, glad I picked this set up!
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Nells
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can I say right now how much I enjoyed this book? I have no idea why it’s labeled “romance”. It does have elements to it that are romantic but the world is vast and honestly it’s more fantasy than anything else. I started this a while ago and I dropped it because I didn’t have the time. But I got sick and wow! Love it!
It’s so freakin hilarious and Loki is so funny. Towards the end it starts to get pretty serious but it doesn’t take away from the story. It’s sad but I liked it. ❤️ ❤️
Jim Kratzok
Quite enjoyable series

This collection includes the first 3 books of the series and also a novelette also known as book 3.5. The dialogue was often quite amusing and the characters well defined. I ended up buying the remaining books in the series so that is a good indication of how much I liked the stories.
Jessamy
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sorry it took me so long to find this series. Terrific!

Loki has always been a personal favorite and these books put him into a setting showing all his warts and graces, and he is so much fun! The author has put so much time and study into the mythology and developed an inventive and engaging storyline based on intertwining gods ands myths. Absolute pleasure to read.
Caroline
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great Update of Legendary Norse, Loki

Truly enjoyable plot update of Norse mythological trickster Loki. Well worth reading. Looking forward to continuing the story in Loki 5 and beyond. This particular series will do well with readers of science fiction and the Norse god mythology. I was lucky to receive the first four digital books for free.
Ayshla
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed reading this books. I liked that the characters weren’t perfect. I felt for Amy but you just couldn’t blame Loki as he wouldn’t have been him if he acted any other way. Amy’s intellect balanced out her naive personality. Loki was easy to hate and love all at the same time. It was fun to read about them together but also a disaster waiting to happen.
Jess Mahler
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loki the (anti)Hero

Really good read and delightful remake of Norse myths. Present tense writing style took some getting used to. Loki is engaging as the hero/anti-hero who is always trying to do the right thing, and sometimes manages it.
Alexis Campbell
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very interesting. It kept you wondering which world you were actually in and which Loki you were seeing. It is so intriguing that you couldn't stop reading. Good for you, C. Gockel for keeping my attention. Can't wait to read more. ...more
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Other books in the series

I Bring the Fire: a Loki Series (7 books)
  • Wolves (I Bring the Fire, #1)
  • Monsters (I Bring the Fire, #2)
  • Chaos (I Bring the Fire, #3)
  • Fates (I Bring the Fire, #4)
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