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Arctic Dawn

(The Norse Chronicles #2)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Alone and exhausted after her month-long sojourn as a shooting star, Solina Mundy flees to southern California to lie low, recuperate, and plot a survival strategy. The one person she trusts to watch her back is her best friend, Skyla Ramirez. But Skyla has been missing for weeks.

The arrival of a dangerous stranger and the discovery of a legendary weapon of mass destructi
Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published July 5th 2016 by Red Adept Publishing, LLC
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Book Two in the Norse Chronicles series
Spoiler free review

I loved book one, it was the perfect mix of fantasy, action, suspense, with a tease of romance and great writing. Book two, took all that was generated in the first book and intensified it. I did not want it to stop, I dreaded the ending which came too soon. My mind carried the story into my dreams, working out some of the problems for the characters.
The story is written with such beautiful imagery, it's poetic at times. The words twisted
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
***** 4.5 Stars *****

Cannot be read as a standalone

Solina is back! She's on the run. Hiding from the mythological beings trying to kill her. But she can't run forever. Her past finds her, and she ends up running back to Thorin and the gang for help.


The group run into so many problems, and no one can be trusted. The Valkyries are compromised, a wolf keeps hunting Solina, and old grudges emerge. This story moves like a freight train.

I absolutely loved this 2nd book. Questions get answered, but t
So, clearly Solina’s life is NOT going back to quiet normality anytime soon. Just when she finally gets both feet on the ground again, after going all shooting star, exhausted, in need of a plan to survive, Solina had planned to lay low for a while, but Skyla is missing and she needs her best friend by her side, a friendly face and a staunch ally. Danger is coming, of the deadliest kind and Solina doesn’t have time to feel 100%. It’s time to suck it up and gather her ragtag, and often irritating ...more
SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews

Finally the second book in The Norse Chronicles is out and I could not wait to get my hands on it.
I loved the first book in the series that left us with a huge cliffhanger, But I think I like the second book even better. Ms. Laurel done it again, written a book with the prefect mix of action, suspense, humor and a touch of romance. I love her twist in Norse mythology and how well all of her Character fit in it and just make it their own.
I just love her st
Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
Title: Arctic Dawn
Author: Karissa Laurel
Genre: NA Urban Fantasy
Format: Ebook
Pages: 276
Rating: 4
Heat: 0

Thoughts: Wow, talk about some major twists and turns. I was not expecting the betrayal of a certain someone, that totally shocked me. And now I can't wait to get my hands on the next book. The relationship between Solina and Thorin is frustrating, just get together already lol. And all the revelations about Skyla... very interesting and I look forward to what that means going forward. The
Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Norse deities battling in modern day North America, ancient myths coming to life, the end of everything is at hand, and in the midst of all of this awesomeness you find the best part of this story: Solina.

Many authors try creating a realistic and believable character. This author succeeds. Solina leaps off the page, defies gods and mortals alike and steals the heart of the readers.

On top of that you have an incredible page turner of a story that leaves you anxiousl
Jamie (Books and Ladders)
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the second book in the series! See my review of MIDNIGHT BURNING!

I definitely enjoyed reading this one but it also gave me a bit of a headache. There was so much happening that I couldn't keep track of everyone or everything. I think there is a good concept here and I enjoy the look at Norse mythology but I sometimes think there is too much of it and explanations of it that really hinder the story from growi
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I don't know exactly what I was expecting when I started this book, but the right off the bat, the new, fiercer Solina Mundy set the tone for this pulse pounding thrill ride. Where Midnight Burning was a slow burn that grew in intensity as the story progressed, Arctic Dawn was a flash freeze that stole your breath from start to finish.

While I loved the faster paced, action-packed tone to this book, I do think there could have been a smidge more time betw
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are three things that make The Norse Chronicles fun- sexy gods, girl power, and the cutest friendship ever. Even when the gods are bad they are sexy. ALL the women have their own power in some way (even if they're a little bat-sh*t crazy).

But let's talk about the cutest friendship ever- Solina and Skyla are so damn adorable (and remind me of my own girl friendships on so many levels)- and I don't think we get enough of this type of relationship in fiction. Often I see women sniping at eac
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

After spending some time as a shooting star, Solina Mundy is human again and trying to figure out what the hell just happened. Appearing in her home state she knows it’s a dangerous place to be, so she hits the road looking for answers and her friends while trying her best to stay off the grid and under her enemy’s radar. Eventually she is found and she needs the help of her former boss Thorin. Things go downhill from
Jeannie Zelos
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Arctic Dawn, The Norse Chronicles: Book 2,  Karissa Laurel

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  Romance,Sci-fi and fantasy

For those who don’t like those fantasy reads that are all romance all the way – this isn’t. Its now book two and only by the end do we actually get a hint of romance that’s maybe developing...maybe ;-) So don’t let the romance genre put you off. I like both sorts but know others don’t.

So, Solina finished the last book with a bang – literally – and has spent the last
Kristyn - Reading to Unwind
I was so excited to receive a copy of Arctic Dawn! I loved the first book of the series about Solina and couldn't wait to start reading the second book! I am so glad I did get a copy because the second book is just as great as the first book in the series!!

The second book starts off with Solina being sort of lost and not knowing what really happened to her at the cabin. She know needs to put her life back together while regaining her strength. Solina doesn't know if she wants to jump right back
Sep 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2016
First of all Arctic Dawn has got to have some of the most plot twists I have ever read.

This review was a long time coming given how much I loved the first book in this series. Oh how I’ve missed Thorin’s manly, gruff exterior and secret mushy side. At the beginning of this book we pick up almost directly where the last book left off. We see what Solina has been up to, where she is, how she is training and coping with the severe changes in her life. I will give you a big heads up in saying reread
Aug 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Arctic Dawn by Karissa Laurel

Ms. Laurel has stepped up her game in Arctic Dawn. The characters are more intense, the action is nonstop and the entire book is more heavily steeped in Norse Mythology. Solina’s powers have matured and she is fully focused on her mission at all times, even if she is not totally aware of what is going on around her. I love the way she challenges Thorin at every turn. And even though this vexes Thorin, you can tell he admires her spunk and tenacity as she is always ho
Charlotte Lynn
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Arctic Dawn is book two in The Norse Chronicles. I read book one a year ago and loved the paranormal aspect and the characters so much I was anxious for book two. My only issue with Arctic Dawn is that there is no history given. Since it had been a while since I last read The Norse Chronicles it took my about 25% into the book to refresh my memory as to who the characters were and what their history was. I wish Karissa Laurel had given a little background information just to refresh the reader’s ...more
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest Review***

This book provided a very enjoyable experience for me. It was well written, engaging and there wasn't a dull moment throughout the story (which features god's, mystical creatures, a lot of imagination on the author's part ect...). If you looking for a book that makes you question things at every turn this is it, you won't easily guess what's around the corner either and not only that but it'll also keep you on the edge
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Arctic Dawn by Karissa Laurel is another great book. I was so glad to see the email from Ms. Laurel about reviewing this book as I wanted to know what Solina Mundy, Thorin, Val, Baldur, and Skyla were up to especially after the end of the first book. I also couldn’t wait to see what Helena had up her sleeves for Solina and the others.

The main character of this book is, of course, Solina Mundy. Solina is the one that we see the story through. It’s pretty amazing to see the way she sees the world
I had my doubts with this book after reading Midnight burning. Not that anything was wrong with the first book. It had both intrigue and a really good story. It just didn’t catch my full interest the way I had wished. Case in point, I had my doubts about reading this book. Doubts that turned out to be unwarranted.

The major thing I missed in Midnight burning was the romance. I mean, it was there. It just wasn’t that big part of the story and was developing too slowly for my liking. I do understa
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nooooo !!! I don't leave spoilers, but Noooooo !! Please tell me the next book is written and published. This novel like the previous in the Norse Chronicles, had me captivated from the beginning, I really don't know what to do, I expected for it to happen, but didn't (if you no what I mean), I didn't expect that to happen, I had some suspicion, but not to that degree, which was another brilliant twist by the way Karrisa. Most of you won't have a clue what I'm going on about (sorry) this book is ...more
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Book two picks up with Solina recovering from becoming a shooting star and remaining on her own and trying to stay hidden in a town she believes linked to Skyla, her missing friend. Solina works with Nikka, a bar owner, and Joe, the part time security officer for Nikka's bar. Everything seems to be going well until a stranger appears and seems singularly interested in her. She calls on the only person she thinks can help her, Thorin.

The search for Skyla drives Solina to do things that she never
Vagabond Vahn
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
FTC Notice: This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacts my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Seeing old friends after a time away is always a pleasure. They’ve changed, you’ve changed, but somehow your relationship hasn’t – at least not in the way that matters as you sit down with a drink to catch up. It’s been a full year since I read Midnight Burning – twelve full months since I last read of Solina Mundy and her Norse god friends. We were
Jennifer Roach
I waited a long time between books to read this sequel, so maybe that's why it wasn't as fulfilling as the first one. You definitely need to have read the first book to fully appreciate this one. I liked it -- it wasn't exceptional but good nonetheless.
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Now that the pieces are in place, this book offers more action and (*giggles* *blush*) Thorin than the first one. Really enjoyed this sequel and if you liked the first book, you'll enjoy this one.
Elizabeth Mathis
Alone and exhausted after her month-long sojourn as a shooting star, Solina Mundy flees to southern California to lie low, recuperate, and plot a survival strategy. The one person she trusts to watch her back is her best friend, Skyla Ramirez. But Skyla has been missing for weeks.

The arrival of a dangerous stranger and the discovery of a legendary weapon of mass destruction forces Solina out of hiding and back into the fight for her life. Solina knows she won’t last long on her own. She must fi
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, similar to the last book. We got to learn more about all of the gods. At the end of the last book, we were starting to get a better image of Thorin and his life. We also get to see how connected Solina and Thorin have become throughout the series so far. Each character develops nicely through this book. Though Thorin and Solina are the main characters, all the secondary characters grew in this book. We find out a lot about Skyla and Val in this book. We also get a val ...more
Pat Raab
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought the prequel was amazing, Book 1 was unbelievable, but Arctic Dawn blows them both out of the water! Waiting in anticipation for Book 3 ...
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn’t think it was possible, but I love Arctic Dawn even more than the first book in the series!

I had the privilege of reviewing Midnight Burning for my mistress site Booknista and I really liked it. When the opportunity to review Arctic Dawn came around, I was really excited to pick up where I left off.

The Story…

Arctic Dawn, book #2 in Karissa Laurel’s series, The Norse Chronicles, picks up exactly where the first book ended. After going supernova, Solina Mundy seems to wink out of existence
Whispering Stories
This book is the second in a series of what I can only pray won’t be a trilogy because I need MORE!!

The first book, Midnight Burning, introduced us to the main players in the story and hinted at what part they would each play in the war to come. At the time, I thought that the character development was a little bit long winded but now I agree with my original idea that it was essential to help the next story flow.

There are so many things that I love about The Norse Chronicles, but if I had to ch
May 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
(3.5 Stars)
I was quite enamored with the first book in the Norse Chronicles and while I truly enjoyed "Artic Dawn" I also feel that it was a bit too much at times. What exactly am I saying? Well, "Artic Dawn" had the characters running around in one dilemma after another never truly revealing whether the event was important to the plot or just an unnecessary attempt to extend the length of the read. Additionally, while I enjoyed the references to Norse mythology, there was far too much of it!

Charity (On My Kindle BR)
I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

There is a lot going on in this second installment of The Norse Chronicles. The overarching plot is the mission to prevent Ragnorak, but there are a lot of subplots that need to be resolved before Solina and her allies can go head-to-head with Helen. Some might argue that all of these tangents detract from the plot, but I think that they add to the plot's mythological origins. If you look at Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Norse
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Karissa lives in North Carolina with her kid, her husband, the occasional in-law, and a very hairy husky. Some of her favorite things are coffee, chocolate, and super heroes. She can quote Princess Bride verbatim. She loves to read and has a sweet tooth for fantasy, sci-fi, and anything in between. In the summer, she loves to be on the water, on the boat or in her kayak. When it snows, you'll find ...more

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