Saturday, April 5, 2014

Book Review: I Bring the Fire Part I: Wolves (by C. Gockel)

I Bring the Fire Part I: Wolves (A Loki Story)
Genre: Fanfiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Myths & Legends
Rating: B
Synopsis: In the middle of America, on Route 44, Amy Lewis has a plan — to get to her grandma’s house in time for dinner. Galaxies away Loki is waking up in a prison cell, strangely without a hangover, and with no idea what he’s done wrong — this time anyway. But he does know Thor is hiding something, Odin is up to something wicked, and there seems to be something he’s forgotten...
In this tale that is equal parts “Another Fine Myth,” “American Gods,” and “Once Upon a Time,” a very nice midwestern girl and a jaded, still very mischievous Loki must join forces to outwit gods, elves, magic sniffing cats, and nosy neighbors. If Loki can remember exactly what he’s forgotten and Amy can convince him not to be too distracted by Earthly gadgets, her boobs, or three day benders, they just might pull it off...
This first volume of "I Bring the Fire" is for anyone who suspects chaos and mischief makers might have their own redeeming qualities, and anyone who just wants a good fantasy romp through modern Earth, ancient Asgard, and beyond!  (Source:
Review: Norse mythology fans and crossover Marvel comic fans will appreciate this fan-fiction story about Loki and his quest to find his fallen family when banished to a distant planet Earth, while saving the life of one Amy Lewis from the hands of a serial killer en route to Grandma’s house with her dog, Fenrir, at her side.
Initially, I felt a familiar alien-escapee-landing-on-Earth-and-a-young-Island-girl-adopting-a-dog-like-creature-Disney movie (Lilo & Stitch) had descended upon me. Then the fast-paced story accelerated immediately with enough toggles between the real world and Loki’s world to warrant a little bit of Googling on my part to find out the back story of Loki, Thor, Odin and Asgard.
Amy, a veterinary student tries to make ends meet working two jobs, taking care of her Grandmother and caring for her man-hating dog, Fenrir. Amy has a history with attracting creepy, stalker-type guys and wonders if the idea of extending an invitation to Loki to stay in a guest room at her Grandmother’s was a bad idea (for after all he did rescue her by answering her prayer). Will her grandmother approve? To Amy's surprise, Grandma finds Loki to be charming and even enjoys an evening of dancing and laughing.
To acclimate himself on Earth and to fit in with humans, Loki, who dons retro clothing, tries to learn about computers, the Internet and Amy’s fascination with her iPhone. He learns about “borrowing” versus “stealing” and the lessons about right from wrong.
The excitement picks up when Loki, Amy, Grandma, Fenrir and Car warp into another galaxy and encounter elves in a magical world. Chaos ensues as they desperately escape back to Earth where Loki is left to revamp his plans and find other means of transporting himself onward in his mission to find his lost family.
There was plenty of comical and dreary suspense during Amy’s road trip home from spring break, action in the magical world amid the elven people, plus reckless banter among Loki, Thor and Odin, along with innuendos between Loki and Amy, concluding with a surprise ending to keep you glued to the book.
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