For those who've also been waiting (im)patiently for it:
book in the series about Eirk and Celestia is
Eirik has finally accomplished his mission, but he paid a steep price. Now he must start all over to prove his love to the woman he can't live without. But can he protect her from her kind without crossing the line? As new threats emerge, Celestia and Eirik will learn how far they must go to protect each other and their love.
Wow, just wow! I don't know where to start because I really really love this book! It is simply amazing!
I loved Demons, a lot, and I thought that it couldn't get much better but then Heroes came out and I found that against all odds, it could get even better but I wasn't prepared for Gods being even better than that! I've read all the books in the Runes-Series and it's so great to see how the story and the characters develop and become more complex and even more authentic.
This books concludes the story of Eirik and Celestia that started in Demons. Those who have read the other books of the Runes-Series now Eirik rather well - at least you might think that you now him well, these books show you a completely different side of the rather nerdy Eirik we encountered in the first books. The Eirik we meet now is the son of Baldur and Hel - confident, strong, a bit cocky and also very sweet and caring. Having seen him lose Raine and Cora to other guys it is really heart-warming to see him with Celestia now. I loved how those two care for each other and how they try to be there for each other despite all obstacles that they have to overcome.
It is also really sweet to read about Eirik and his mother Hel, this awe-inspiring, fierce goddess of the underground who turns out to be very loving and, well, just awesome.
There are many great characters in Gods that we've met before in Heroes and in Demons and I must admit that I hated to leave them behind when I closed the book.
I also love how all the books of the Runes-Series are linked and interwoven with each other. Reading Gods, I always compared the timeframe with that of Witches and tried to find out what might happen next and... well.
What I also really enjoyed is the development of the author. Having read all books in the series (and some others of hers as well), I think it is amazing to see how much her writing unfolds in the course of the series. Each one is better than the last and every time that I think it can't get much better, she proves me wrong.
Brilliant writing, a wonderful, imaginative story with amazing and multifaceted characters in a complex and well constructed world - it can't get better than that! - Can it?
To cut a long story short - I really love this book and I can absolutely recommend this series that is part of the Runes-Series.