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The Unleashing - Shelly Laurenston
The Unleashing
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Kera Watson never expected to face death behind a Los Angeles coffee shop. Not after surviving two tours lugging an M16 around the Middle East. If it wasn't for her hot Viking customer showing up too late to help, nobody would even see her die. In uncountable years of service to the Allfather... show more
Kera Watson never expected to face death behind a Los Angeles coffee shop. Not after surviving two tours lugging an M16 around the Middle East. If it wasn't for her hot Viking customer showing up too late to help, nobody would even see her die.

In uncountable years of service to the Allfather Odin, Ludvig "Vig" Rundstrom has never seen anyone kick ass with quite as much style as Kera. He knows one way to save her life—but she might not like it. Signing up with the Crows will get Kera a new set of battle buddies: cackling, gossiping, squabbling, party-hearty women. With wings. So not the Marines.

But Vig can't give up on someone as special as Kera. With a storm of oh-crap magic speeding straight for L.A., survival will depend on combining their strengths: Kera's discipline, Vig's loyalty... and the Crows' sheer love of battle. Boy, are they in trouble.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781617735059 (1617735051)
ASIN: 1617735051
Publisher: Kensington
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Call of Crows (#1)
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Community Reviews
BuckeyeAngel
BuckeyeAngel rated it
5.0 Excellent Story and Characters
Kera is a retired marine who works in a coffee shop. When she tries to stop a man beating up his girl, she is stabbed. When Ludvig goes in search of the woman he’s had a thing for and finds her getting stabbed, he does the only thing he knows will save her. He calls on the deity that will make her a...
Book Cupidity
Book Cupidity rated it
1.5 "The Unleashing", unloved by me.
Woe-ly black birds, this was not for me. Kera Watson dies by butcher knife (ouch) outside of her coffee house where she is 'saved' by a Norse god who grants her a second life as a Crow. The band of women who make up the god, Skuld's, Crow group are the 'harbingers of death' for the Norse gods and ...
Book Hoarders Anonymous
Book Hoarders Anonymous rated it
3.5
I spent much of the book trying to get a feel for Kera. She was this tough ex-Marine, except that she...had panic attacks, had difficulty killing and... one of those. I could get the panic attacks bit IF there was mention of PTSS, but no mention was made, nor was there ever given a reason for her le...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it
4.0 A Murder of Crows
This was a group read for the Dangerous Hero Addict Support Group, and I'm glad it got voted for. It gave me that push to read Shelly Laurenston. I've heard from many that she's a good author, and I actually have most of her Dragon books written under G.A. Aiken, but I just hadn't gotten around to r...
Dawn772
Dawn772 rated it
This paranormal romance was okay. It had lots of humor and the hero pursuing the relationship was adorable but there were too many characters. The plot was basically describing all the beings and fighting. Ex-marine Kera dies and is brought back to life as a crow-shifter at the request of raven-sh...
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