Can’t Wait Wednesday #8: Berserker by Emmy Laybourne

Posted March 15, 2017 by Lisa Mandina in / 12 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight
and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read.
Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on
Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.  This week I’m picking a book that is by an author that I really like, but that I feel is not that well-known.  It’s also a Norse mythology story, and that is really getting to be more popular these days.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:


Are Hanne’s powers a gift from the old Norse gods, or a curse?

Her brother Stieg swears their powers are a gift from the old gods, but Hanne Hemstad knows she is truly cursed. It’s not Stieg’s fault that their father is dead, their mother has left, and their brother Knut has been accused of a crime he didn’t commit.

No, the fault lies with Hanne and her inability to control her murderous “gift”–she is a Berserker. When someone she loves is threatened, she flies into a killing state. The siblings must leave Norway for the American frontier or risk being brought to justice.

Aided by a young cowboy who agrees to be their guide, Hanne and her siblings use their powers to survive the perilous trail, where blizzards, wild animals, and vicious bounty hunters await.

Will they be able to reach their uncle, the one man Hanne believes may be able to teach her how to control her drive to kill? With Berserker, Emmy Laybourne, the author of Monument 14, presents her vision of an American west studded with Viking glory.  

Have you read anything by Emmy Laybourne?  Do you like the new trend of Norse mythology?  Will you be adding this to your TBR?  What book are you eagerly awaiting this week?

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12 responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday #8: Berserker by Emmy Laybourne

    • I feel like there are more Norse mythology books coming out lately. And I've like this author's other books, so I"m excited for this one. Thanks for visiting!

    • It does sound like a really good one! And since I've enjoyed the author's other books I'm very excited to see how she does this story. Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Wow this one sounds so interesting. I think I'll add it to my TBR. I know the author's name but can't think of what else she has written.

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