I Bring the Fire Part I : Wolves (A Loki Series)

Rated 4.75/5 based on 8 reviews
In middle America, on Route 44, Amy Lewis has to get to her grandma’s house in time for dinner — but she’s being pursued by a very bad wolf. Galaxies away, when Loki wakes up in prison cell without a hangover he knows something has gone very wrong. Can a nice midwestern girl help a so-called God of Chaos? Can he help her...or even help himself? More
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About C. Gockel

C. Gockel got her start writing fanfiction, and she is not ashamed! Much. She received emails, messages and reviews from her fans telling her she should 'do this professionally'. She didn't; because she is a coward and life as a digital designer, copywriter and coder is more dependable. But in the end, her husband's nagging wore her down: "You could be the next '50 Shades of Gray' and I could retire!" Unfortunately, the author isn't much for writing smut. She is sad about this; she'd love for her husband to be able to retire and just work for her so she could nag him.

At the moment Ms. Gockel is putting the finishing touches on "I Bring the Fire Part III: Chaos".

Ms. Gockel loves to hear from readers. She can be reached by email at: cgockel.publishing@gmail.com

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Reviews of I Bring the Fire Part I : Wolves (A Loki Series) by C. Gockel

Kathy Burford reviewed on June 27, 2015

This is the opener of a six-part series featuring vet student Amy Lewis and her new pal—Loki (yes, that Loki). Fortunately both Amy and her Ukrainian grandmother know a lot about Norse mythology. Half of the book consists of flash-to-Asgard passages narrating Loki’s story. They feature his complex relationships with his family (e.g., Thor and Odin). The Midgard (our world) story features amusing touches such as a sheriff who checks with the Department of Anomalous Devices of Unknown Origin, which IDs Loki but lets him go as “the good guy.” Join the fun as Amy, her grandmother, and Loki (in various guises) set off for Alfheim (by car!) to visit the elf queen.
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Wendy Wildermoth reviewed on Aug. 12, 2014

I really loved this mix of norse mythology and modern day - it's far more appealing than the Marvel Universe Loki & Thor (and I say this as a Tom Hiddleston fangirl). Thank goodness there were already a couple more books published when I came across this ... I bought & read them very quickly.

I found myself thinking about & remembering this book (and the following ones) far more often than than I usually do with books I read. In fact I loved it just as much the second time around ... waiting for the 5th book I re-read all the previous. Well rounded characters, a
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Julia DeBarrioz reviewed on July 9, 2014

Move over, Marvel Comics franchise, there's a new game in town...
I loved this book, it was fun, courageous, and finally someone is doing our beloved Trickster the justice he deserves! Gockel's prose is witty, intelligent, and a pleasure to read. I devoured this in 2 days and can't wait to continue the series.
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Henny Hanfindriani reviewed on May 5, 2014

In other stories about Norse myth, Thor mostly becomes the main character and is treated as a good guy. But here, it's Loki's turn. And what makes it more interesting, is a different interpretation the author gives, to this God of Mischief.
I take Loki as a bad guy with conscience. And the result? Funny, silly, cute, touching, intriguing.. you figure.
After reading this 1st book, I can't wait to know what happens next, so I purchased the 2nd. And I plan to have all the series by this author, coz I just love her!! :D
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S. Gates reviewed on April 6, 2014

I initially stumbled upon this in a link from the author's FF.net profile, and I'm really glad I did. I greatly enjoyed this interpretation of Norse mythology, and the plot was very interesting. It's a little rough starting out, as it was difficult to see where the narrative was going at first (which made it feel a little meandering for the first thirty pages or so), but the story picks up after that point and makes it difficult to put down.

I would highly recommend this story for anyone who enjoys urban fantasy and/or retellings of mythology in modern times.
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Wayne Stout reviewed on Nov. 5, 2013

I'll admit, I've always had a soft spot for the Trickster God and this book does him far more justice than most others out there. Forget The Avengers version (although it is exceedingly difficult *not* to read Loki's dialog in Tom Hiddleston's voice), the author returns to Norse mythology and expands on certain stories, but from Loki's point of view.
Well written, well paced and a lot of fun to read. After completing the book I was more than happy to purchase the rest of the series.
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Cherryl Crouch reviewed on Oct. 20, 2013

I Bring the Fire is a great series--science fiction/fantasy/romance/Norse mythology/humor/pathos...they're all here. Set in modern-day Chicago, it's easy to identify with Amy, a young veterinary want-to-be and Loki, the Norse god of mischief. The story moves back and forth between Chicago and Asgard and give a new dimension to Loki's character, which is much more than just mischief. It's all very believable and the book moves along at a pace that makes it hard to put down until you get to the end. I look forward to more from this author!
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Tom Davis reviewed on Oct. 18, 2013

I’ve read all 4 books in this series, but I’m going to come back and try and review one-by-one. This first installment was fun--lots of humor, action, and even a little romance. Marvel has made Loki one of it’s most popular evil doers, but I Bring the Fire, although it gives a wink and a nod at Marvel and other “modern myths”, is much closer to the Loki of Norse folklore. In Norse tradition, Loki had some legit reasons to be angry at the gods, and Wolves highlights some of them. It also shows the Loki who was heroic (the Loki and the giant episode is directly inspired by Norse tales), and a Loki who is laugh out loud funny (why’d you have to make Loki emo Marvel! He is a trickster!)

Wolves ends on a tense cliff hanger, it’s not that the main storyline isn’t wrapped up, Loki finds out what happened to his sons; it’s just that finding out what happened to them opens up a whole new reason d’etre for our anti-hero.
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