totalspiffage’s Red more like kill me now
howdoicompute said: Important question: will book two or three break my heart and leave me unable to ever love again?
Assuming you mean heartbreaking in romantic terms-
Though Book 1 was pretty much devoid of romance, Books 2 and 3 have more and more. Thing is, these are Valkyries. Their affairs don’t look like a Nicholas Sparks novel, or even a John Green novel. They’re brutal, vicious people and when they fall for each other it’s not always pretty. In fact it pretty much never is.
Book 2 has a romance, but it might get ugly. It might be perverse. People might get hurt and Valkyries really know how to hurt people. So expect the romance here to be comparable to typical romantic literature as Valhalla was to typical action literature. Darker, more bizarre, and intensely devoid of sentimentality or sappiness. The reaction thus far has been “Well geez.”
Book 3 has, in my opinion, a more positive relationship at its core and though the book itself is a bit darker than 2, the ending of the whole series is in my opinion a happy one. Others have said it’s more like bittersweet, but in a way I made the entire series very dark and unsentimental in order to justify one well placed important positive moment at the very end. So there will be a ray of light in all that darkness. I think it’s a very bright one.
If you meant in general, the series has some sad parts but I think you’ll find it worth it for the happy ones. If they break your heart, you’ll thank them for doing it so your heart could be rebuilt stronger. Valkyries are the strongest people in the world. They fight incredibly heard to get what they want, through injury and past death and impossible odds they win what they’re after. So whoever is left at the end of the book will have a happy ending.
Even if they have to kill everyone else horribly to get it.
"whoever is left at the end of the book" betTER INCLUDE VIOLET AND VIBEKE