(This review may contain spoilers).
Having discovered there was a short story set in the True Destiny series, I was really happy to discover it was available for free… and it was really quick to read. (It took me the space of three advert breaks, about fifteen minutes, to finish).
It was really good to see the family having the opportunity to celebrate the holidays together. I was a little bit confused by who the characters in the flashback were… but as I carried on reading, I eventually figured out how I knew them.
This was a fairly sweet little interlude. It did make me sad that Loki felt he had to deny a big part of himself to make Baldur happy and I was glad to see that Baldur refused to let him do that. Although I like Jordan involved in their relationship, it was good to have the opportunity to see Baldur and Loki while on the run and trying to make a life together.
It was a bit disappointing that I didn’t get to meet any of their other past selves, but I did like learning a bit of their history. And despite their powers, they were having to live as humans… which added an interesting dimension to the lives they were living.
I really liked how protective Loki and Baldur were of each other, too. They still are (particularly in Loki’s case), but it was good to see it then, too. I also liked seeing the origins in their name changes… though it was especially sad to see Loki’s inward musings about the name change.
The only slight issue was that I didn’t remember who all the characters were. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this short story. There were a few moments that made me smile and it was good to see them be able to spend time together as a family. Though… overshare much?
I’m hoping there’ll be more of this series, but the latest book was published quite a while later… so I’m hoping I’ll get a chance to see the characters again sometime soon. None of them are book-boyfriends… but I enjoy their relationships with each other. And there were some bittersweet and amusing moments between them.