Gilded by Kendall Grey


By: Kendall Grey
Genres: urban fantasy
Pages: 303
Series: Asgard Awakenings #2
Gilded by Kendall Grey

Not all that glitters is gold

I thought I was a goner after my old frenemy Odin dropped a Ragnarok-sized truth bomb on me at an Asgard Awakening (terrible show--don't watch it) fan convention, but the situation is contained for now, and I'm heading west to search for the runes that make me immortal. Dying is counterproductive, and I, the great god Loki, enjoy living in the twenty-first century, even if I have to do it in a body that prefers men over women. What can I say? Gunnar Magnusson is, as the cool Midgardian kids say, hot AF. We all make sacrifices.

But the unscheduled appearance of a foul-mouthed gangster hummingbird could pull the pin on Odin's ticking bomb and expose secrets that would not only destroy the first true friendships I've forged in centuries but also kill any chance of finding my runes.

Nestled within a golden kingdom called Las Vegas, the mysterious, gilded Nine Realms Resort and Casino is my only lead. It could also prove the biggest gamble of my life.

Pass the poker chips. Your favorite gender-bending trickster is going all in.

Also by this author: , Runed

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Gilded is the 2nd book in the Asgard Awakening series. It picks up where the first book, Runed left off. Which is great because I hate it when there is a big-time gap between books and I have to guess what the characters were up to.


Loki is still on a mission to find his (or is it her?) runes in order to stay alive. The adventure never stops and neither does the humor. Grey has done a great job of combining the myths with reality and is slowly piecing the Norse mythology many of us love, into something modern and relatable.


The characters are definitely learning lessons along the way as we learn about them and their backstories. Obviously, this is fiction and meant to be read with an open mind and a sense of humor. Which, in my opinion, is something more people need in our society. I love how the past and present are brought together in a way that follows the myths for the most part, while creating a new world at the same time.


Loki is a horrible person in the myths, so it’s nice to see the change as more and more lessons are learned. The guilt and remorse are expressed in a character I never would have expected that of.


This really is a great series and I’m dying to read the next one.


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