Freyja’s Daughter

Rachel Pudelek. City Owl, $14.99 trade paper (340p) ISBN 978-1-944728-68-7
Subjugated mythical beings, a one-night stand, and prophecy set the stage for rebellion in Pudelek’s first Wild Women paranormal romance. Faline is a huldra, a forest woman created by the goddess Freyja, who brings her supernatural strength and fierceness to her work as a bounty hunter. The huldras, like other magical Wild Women created by pagan female deities, are oppressed by the Catholicism-inspired Hunters, superstrong men who require the women to muzzle their powers in order to hide among humans. But after her sister is kidnapped, Faline must break the rules and embrace her gifts if she wants to save the day. As she searches for her sister, she encounters unexpected traitors and slowly builds a romance with police officer Marcus Garcia. Pudelek builds a rich version of our world with an easily recognizable Seattle setting. With clever wit, she crafts a battle between Wild Women and Hunters that will inspire readers to fight the patriarchy. Agent: Jacqueline Flynn, Joëlle Delbourgo Associates. (May)
Reviewed on: 05/28/2018
Release date: 05/01/2018
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