Perfekt Balance (The Ære Saga Book 3)
Book 3, The Ære Saga
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Become what you believe.
Elsa Fredriksen knows there’s a thin line between love and fear. As High Healer, she rights the wrongs committed by those who choose the darkness. But even Asgard’s secret weapon can’t undo every injury—especially when her fate is completely entwined with the god she’s trying to save.
Elsa’s in love with the Norse God of Justice. But Forse’s heart is ruled by fear—fear that the past will repeat itself; fear that opening his heart will compromise his ability to do his job; fear that he’ll hurt the one girl he desperately wants to protect. Again.
When Elsa faces off against the very monster she once swore to protect, her survival depends on a power she isn’t sure she can control. And when Forse’s worst nightmare unfolds in front of him, Elsa has to decide whether it’s more important to hold the realms in perfekt balance . . . or hold onto the guy she can’t imagine existing without.
Amazing Emotional Ride
Each book ST writes just gets better and better. This book will hit you in the feels like never before.
Elsa is so caring and willing to believe everyone has something good inside of them. That maybe they can be saved or redeem themselves. I strikes a cord - she is the kinda person we all wish to be. She goes through so much in this book to come out the other side almost better than before is crazy - but she does it.
Forse is so protective and stoic that you want him to win. His connection and emotional ties to Elsa is so powerful it makes you root for them.
This book is nothing shot of amazing. I cannot wait for book 4 - they just keep getting better.
More awe-inspiring perfektion
I have decided that S.T. stands for Super Terrific and that the author is secretly the scribe for Norse goddess of love Freya, because she makes me fall in love with her strong and quirky characters, her visualization of various realms, her can't-put-the-book-down action, and her precise-and-eloquently-composed writing style. Most of all I love how she depicts love!
In this book, I mean this in the sense that the romance between god of Justice, Forse, and High Healer, Elsa, is too cute. The dance between hesitation and moments of intense interest made me want to lock them both in a tower til they just accepted their Happily Ever After already! Because boy do they deserve it after the physical and mental turmoil they go through in the fast-paced adventure in this book with dark realms, poison, kidnapping, fighting, and facing those who'd betrayed them.
I also mean love in the sense that the characters themselves have so much love and compassion for others, I am both humbled and inspired. Reading through Elsa's eyes gives an in depth view into how the use of energy and spirits to heal, support, and empower her friends and family. She even sees the good in her enemies. It is clear ST Bende did a lot of research to accurately depict Elsa's holistic and spiritual world, because I learned a lot and felt like I grew as a person; I highlighted several quotes as reminders and motivators to be a more positive, peaceful, content, and generous person. Forse is also a force to be reckoned with when he's protecting those he loves, but his is through action and swoon-worthy heroic defense that Perfektly Balances with Elsa.
And let me just say that if that optimism, triumph and romance doesn't get you smiling like a goober, the quirk and humor of various characters in this Norse crew will. Another outstanding YA adventure through Norse mythology in the Aere saga. I cannot wait to see if the next one can trump this one.
Great Addition To The Series!
What another amazing story added to the Aere Saga! I simply adored Forsa! I've been dying to know their story from the moment I first read about them. They're truly a perfekt balance for each other! This was fast paced (not too fast though), full of action and romance! The way ST Bende writes and describes things is amazing! I can picture it in my head as I read. The story captivated me from the first page until the very end! I loved seeing the camaraderie of the whole gang and how well they all work and enjoy their time together. I can't wait for book 4, Perfekt Match, is released!