For the last month, Phoebe has been training in the Valkyrie stronghold readying for battle. But when she stumbles into a secluded valley after a day of grueling practice, she’s given a dire prediction. Phoebe must leave the stronghold immediately with the aid of the giant, Junnal, to rescue her mother from the dar ...more
Another action packed fast-paced adventure!
Freed takes place one month after the ending in Struck. Phoebe has accepted what she is and has been training hard for the day she will rescue her mother. Her powers are beyond what she ever imagined and they continue to grow.
The world builds around Norse Mythology. All the characters, wither good or evil are captivating and very strong minded. I like that they all gravitate towards Phoebe in someway. Phoebe is a kick ass heroine that shows her skil ...more
Freed took off shortly after Struck had ended. Phoebe, at this point had fully accepted what she is. Being a valkyrie and the daughter of Odin has it perks. Her powers are beyond what she could ever imagined. She has been welcomed to the valkyrie strong hold to train and as soon as able, she is to rescue her mother.
Similar to Jessica Mcclain series, Freed is fast paced, action filled, and I can always rely on Carlson to deliver a kick ass heroine. Phoebe not only has honed her powers, her brave
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
Freed is the second installment in author Amanda Carlson's Phoebe Meadow's series. As the story picks up, Phoebe has been in the Valkyrie compound training to become one of the legendary & immortal Valkyrie's. Phoebe is the daughter of Odin, and Leela, one of the legendary Valkyrie's. Alongside her are her lover Fenrir, her half-brother Tyr, the God of war, plus her best friend Sam, and her aunt Ingrid. While Phoebe is training ...more
As I thoroughly enjoyed Struck which is book one in the Phoebe Meadow's series, I freely admit that I do have rather high expectations from Freed. I have read and loved other books by Amanda Carlson. I'm looking forward to catching up with Phoebe and learning how her Valkyrie training is going, as well as catching up with the romantic vibes going on between her and Fen, and her brother Tyr and best friend Sam of course!". Then there is sure to be some more mythology to read and l ...more
Freed picks up about a month or so after the end of Struck. Phoebe has been training with the other Valkyrie. She is learning fast, but the other Valkyrie have been training since they were very young children. She has a lot to make up before she can compare. She has the great support of her Aunt Ingrid, her boyfriend and son of Loki, Fen, her half brother Tyr, who is also the god of war, she also has her best friend ...more
My English review
I had a good time with the first volume but it is true that something was missing for me to really have a great time with the story. I was a little hesitant about this second part, I was afraid to have the same feeling but I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised. Indeed, the story brought me this little thing that I had missed in the first book.
I am a fan of everything related to mythology and I was curious to be able to learn more about all the characte ...more
The second novel in the 'Phoebe Meadows' series where Phoebe spends her days training from dawn to dusk with the other Valkyries at the Stronghold. Anya, one of the other valkyries, has taken it upon herself to make Phoebe's life a living nightmare.
As Phoebe grows stronger, Hugin the raven has decided the best opportunity for Phoebe to go rescue her mother alone. Along the way she meets Baldur, the god of light, who also is her brother, and Callan the whage, both ...more
Not all of the Valkries are completely accepting and ...more
Phoebe is back in the game with Amanda Carlson’s Freed! The mission to rescue her mother from Svartalfheim is nigh and it’s going to take serious cunning and moxie to break her out. Once again, Amanda Carlson brings new light to Norse mythology with this incredible entertaining and exciting new series!
Phoebe has been training with the Valkyries for a while now. Her best friend, Sam i ...more
“You’re just doing what you gotta do,” Sam assured me. “You can’t leave here, and you can’t have them worried. It’s not like you can say, “Hey, Mom and Dad, I was struck by lightning and now I’m a Valkyrie! Oh, and Odin’s my real dad, and the Norns are out to get me, but have no fear because my boyfriend is a wolf!”
FREED by Amanda Carlson is an exciting follow-up to STRUCK. It picks ...more
It has been a few months since I read the first book in this series, so I started this story a bit fuzzy on this world and these characters. However, I didn’t have long to wait to remember just why I like this series so much! Right from the start, the book is fun and action-packed, and it makes for a great beginning.
In urban fantasy, the main character of a series is often what can make or break it for me. Phoebe really makes t ...more
What a roller coaster ride!
What I liked: In Freed, Ms Carlson picks up almost where Struck finished. I enjoy that aspect of any series. Phoebe and her crew are preparing for the mission to free her mother, Leela. They know where she is but getting there and getting out is another story.
While Phoebe is practicing her fighting skills, not very many in the Valkyrie stronghold seem interested in helping her learn. It’s left to her lover, Fen (Loki's son who can turn into a huge wolf), her ...more
Phoebe has to work to catch up at being a Valkyrie, so she can go find her mother. When she's ready, she stumbles across the portal to take her to where her mother's a prisoner. Junnal is all who can travel with her. But while in the realm of the dark elves, Phoebe meets new allies that can help her accomplish her goal - bring her mother home safe.
Phoebe is a strong woman. She is learning about being a Valkyrie but she also retains much of her human feelings. She's spent her life as a h ...more
Freed picks up about a month or so after Struck ended. I was worried that I had forgotten some of what was going on, but as usual, Carlson reminded me without rehashing the whole story. Phoebe’s main goal in this book i ...more
Phoebe's ability to inspire loyalty among tho ...more
The second book in Amanda Carlson's Phoebe Meadows series was action-packed and full of craziness. Poor Phoebe got thrown into a world that she doesn't know much about it, but she's handling it pretty well for a newbie half-Valkyrie, half-demigod. I have to give her props, especially with everything that happened in the second book. She deals with Valkyries that pretty much don't like her or train with her too hard. She's told to save her mom pretty quickly ...more
Carlson write about characters with existing stories; within the Norse mythos, Fenrir, Tyr, and Balder have established narrative fates that could only be changed substantially by blowing up established stories. Challenging fate is the c ...more
There is non stop action. But in this book, we get so much more depth.
I naturally loved the fight scenes, the world building and the Norse mythology thrown in .
I loved seeing Phoebe train to be a Valkyrie. She needs to work and improve in order to be a worthy warrior and capable enough to rescue her mother.
As much as the fighting and political intrigues entertained me, moments like Phoebe reuniting with her mother were the heart of the story.
Freed is also a story about ...more
I feel like I rarely come across a good series, or soon to be series; but after reading book 1 I knew this one was for me. The story, overall, is very unique and I can't think of any other series/story that is similar. Can't wait for book 3!
I wasn't sure about Emma Wilder's (narrator) performance in the first story, but she ended up growing on me. She's very 'into' the story, if you know what I mean. ...more
Those were my first thoughts after I finished this book. As great as "Struck", the first book in the Phoebe Meadows series was, this one was even better! I couldn't put it down. Phoebe continues on her quest to rescue her mother. In the process, she learns many new things about herself and her abilities. The characters in this series are very well developed. The pace is fast. Be prepared to put life aside when you read this book because you will NOT want to put it down. LOVED the story - the ...more