Welcome to my stop on the Weight of a Soul book tour! Thank you to Fantastic Flying Book Club for organizing the tour and allowing me to participate as a tour stop!
ABOUT THE BOOK
When Lena’s younger sister Fressa is found dead, their whole Viking clan mourns—but it is Lena alone who never recovers. Fressa is the sister that should’ve lived, and Lena cannot rest until she knows exactly what killed Fressa and why—and how to bring her back. She strikes a dark deal with Hela, the Norse goddess of death, and begins a new double life to save her sister.
But as Lena gets closer to bringing Fressa back, she dredges up dangerous discoveries about her own family, and finds herself in the middle of a devastating plan to spur Ragnarök –a deadly chain of events leading to total world destruction.
Still, with her sister’s life in the balance, Lena is willing to risk it all. She’s willing to kill. How far will she go before the darkness consumes her?
The Weight of a Soul is a re-telling of Norse mythology. I always find it fascinating to learn about mythology, so this was right up my alley.
Lena finds her younger sister, Fressa, dead after her father brings the news that Amal, Fressa’s lover and Lena’s best friend, was betrothed to Lena many, many years ago. However, Amal and Fressa were engaged and waiting for Chief Fredrick, Lena and Fressa’s father, to arrive back from looting to gain his approval.
I honestly cannot understand how some people could not enjoy this novel. From the very first moment, Tammi reels you in on a journey about perseverance and the lengths someone will go to for the people s/he loves. The descriptions of the gods, the realistic reactions to tragedies, and family expectations are only a small piece of the skillfully-created novel.
I love you entirely, Lena. Not as I loved your sister, but as I love you.
The ending was absolutely fantastic. While I had an inkling about the result from the very beginning, The Weight of a Soul still left me grasping for more at the end. Anyone else hoping the green-eyed wink is a promise of good things to come? Let’s say…a sequel? I’m hoping Tammi can delve into the consequences of Lena’s actions and highlight the grief seen in the novel a bit more.
I will not be scared off from my destiny.
The Weight of a Soul is a story of sisterly love, the heart-wrenching selflessness of a sister, and perseverance all in exchange for the equal “weight of a soul”.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Win (1) of (5) finished copies of THE WEIGHT OF A SOUL by Elizabeth Tammi (INT)
Starts: December 3, 2019
Ends: December 17, 2019