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Nordic Liosálfar Svala and Viggo have been in love for a thousand years. After two years apart Svala turns on her TV to find Viggo in the public light, posing as a movie star. She tries to seek him out and the events that follow forces some deep buried secrets to surface... Svala and Viggo have spent a hundred lives together over the last thousand years. As Liosálfar, Nordi Nordic Liosálfar Svala and Viggo have been in love for a thousand years. After two years apart Svala turns on her TV to find Viggo in the public light, posing as a movie star. She tries to seek him out and the events that follow forces some deep buried secrets to surface... Svala and Viggo have spent a hundred lives together over the last thousand years. As Liosálfar, Nordic light fairies, their job is to do good and to uphold a balance in the mortal world. A balance, often compromised by the Döckálfar, Nordic dark fairies. But even good fairies need incentive. Svala and Viggo are kept apart each life until they fulfill their assignments. Only when, and if, they succeed are they allowed to be together for whatever period of time the powers that be decides. Sometimes they are together for decades, other times years and during the last union once only three weeks. In this life, Svala turns on her TV and learns that Viggo has become a popular movie star. This is not only highly unexpected, it indicates something is wrong and that Viggo is attempting to contact Svala before their assignments are carried out, an action which is strictly forbidden. Svala seeks him out, but not without breaking a few rules of her own, and learning that things are not always as they seem.


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Nordic Liosálfar Svala and Viggo have been in love for a thousand years. After two years apart Svala turns on her TV to find Viggo in the public light, posing as a movie star. She tries to seek him out and the events that follow forces some deep buried secrets to surface... Svala and Viggo have spent a hundred lives together over the last thousand years. As Liosálfar, Nordi Nordic Liosálfar Svala and Viggo have been in love for a thousand years. After two years apart Svala turns on her TV to find Viggo in the public light, posing as a movie star. She tries to seek him out and the events that follow forces some deep buried secrets to surface... Svala and Viggo have spent a hundred lives together over the last thousand years. As Liosálfar, Nordic light fairies, their job is to do good and to uphold a balance in the mortal world. A balance, often compromised by the Döckálfar, Nordic dark fairies. But even good fairies need incentive. Svala and Viggo are kept apart each life until they fulfill their assignments. Only when, and if, they succeed are they allowed to be together for whatever period of time the powers that be decides. Sometimes they are together for decades, other times years and during the last union once only three weeks. In this life, Svala turns on her TV and learns that Viggo has become a popular movie star. This is not only highly unexpected, it indicates something is wrong and that Viggo is attempting to contact Svala before their assignments are carried out, an action which is strictly forbidden. Svala seeks him out, but not without breaking a few rules of her own, and learning that things are not always as they seem.

30 review for Nordic Fairies, Part 1: Nordic Fairies

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lissa Smith Reads'~A Bookaholics Bookshelf

    Part of http://www.NovelLasses.blogspot.com 2013 Challenges: TBR Pile and Self-Published Lil' Lass Muses This is one book where you will get a full does of two different views, sort of anyway. Yes, it is a pretty quick read. But where Big Lass Lissa says it's missing components I say it has just enough to grab you and leave you with a breathless giddy squeal dying to know what happens next. I will agree that the $2.99 price tag per episode is a bit steep for such a short book. It can't even be Part of http://www.NovelLasses.blogspot.com 2013 Challenges: TBR Pile and Self-Published Lil' Lass Muses This is one book where you will get a full does of two different views, sort of anyway. Yes, it is a pretty quick read. But where Big Lass Lissa says it's missing components I say it has just enough to grab you and leave you with a breathless giddy squeal dying to know what happens next. I will agree that the $2.99 price tag per episode is a bit steep for such a short book. It can't even be classified as a novella. Sure hope the loan option is open for this series because I know my mom will not pay such a high price in today's market. Big Lass Reviews I can read anything from a quick read to and full length seems never to end novel. The story has t do a do a few things such as grab and hold my attention. It’s also important to have other components such as have a beginning, middle and end. Well the ending doesn’t need to be tied up in a neat package as long as some story lines are resolved and the book is left on a cliff keeping me waiting for the story to continue. That is why when my copy of “Nordic Fairies” that was provided to me directly from Saga Burg abruptly ended mid-chapter I contacted her immediately. Her response was what shocked me! My copy was not lacking the rest of the book. She had opted to market the book like a television series— give you just a little to draw you in then leave you hanging mid- chapter/thought for three months. Then she shocks you with a price tag of $2.99 for the next few chapters. Where as you can guess she will leave you hanging for another two to three months where you will have to pay another $2.99 to continue the story. Don’t get me wrong. I think the way she is marketing the book is pure genius. It’s the fact she choose to end the story with including a middle or end. It left me frustrated and uninterested in continuing the…. Whatever burg will call this ploy to have naïve readers wind up paying and excessive amount of money for one book. It has nothing to do with the length of Burgs story. I have enjoyed other shorts such as Claimed, One last Bite, Single-handed and Beginnings just to name a few. It has to do with substance …. Burg begins the story by filling the reader in on most if not all that pertained to the stories background. Just as she moves into the main storyline and starts filling it out… bam… she abruptly ends it. The story has a beginning but, no middle or end. However, it is engaging enough to draw in even the most reluctant reader. It’s not long enough to lose them yet it will peek their curiosity to continue and spark interest to continue. As for me; I will not continue the… whatever this is until Burg is finished with her marketing gimmick and sell the book in its entirety.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Midu Hadi

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. What I liked about it: Interesting concept that the story's based on-both sides hire people and offer incentives. the sweet love scenes going on between the MC. the very real possibility that Trym might be working for the dark side. the mystery behind the lady in the jewel shop. What I didn't like: there was no explanation about the two factions of fairies other than one was bad and the other good. I would have liked some info about them and who led them. What I liked about it: Interesting concept that the story's based on-both sides hire people and offer incentives. the sweet love scenes going on between the MC. the very real possibility that Trym might be working for the dark side. the mystery behind the lady in the jewel shop. What I didn't like: there was no explanation about the two factions of fairies other than one was bad and the other good. I would have liked some info about them and who led them.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lyuba

    What was this about? What were the assignments? How do they help to keep the balance between the bad and good fairies? Who are these Dark and Light fairies? How are Nordic Fairies differ from regular ones? If Viggo and Svala stayed together for decades at the time, why are they only talking about marriage now? The thought never crossed their mind in all of the 900 years? Why is being a celebrity bad and immediately sets off red flags, and makes Svala stalk Viggo? Did he violate the rules somehow What was this about? What were the assignments? How do they help to keep the balance between the bad and good fairies? Who are these Dark and Light fairies? How are Nordic Fairies differ from regular ones? If Viggo and Svala stayed together for decades at the time, why are they only talking about marriage now? The thought never crossed their mind in all of the 900 years? Why is being a celebrity bad and immediately sets off red flags, and makes Svala stalk Viggo? Did he violate the rules somehow? Then HOW? And for crying out loud, what are the rules exactly? And if they are supposed to stay away from each other, then how do they have the secret hand motion, which came especially useful when he ran for office? Was he running for office as an assignment, or was it after they completed whatever they needed to complete and finally got together? Oh, and finally, what's Svala's assignment now? Is she even working on one? Love story had no substance, the characters were not developed and the timeline jumped all over the place. I had a lot of questions and was not sure what was happening after the first few pages, forget about the ending where I just went HUH?! Where was the world building again? The last straw was when I read this line: "Outside, people hurried past with their suit cases and paper cups, missing the whole point of living". Mind you, here Svala is sitting at some New York cafe with a cappuccino in her hand, looking out the window. So what's the point of living? Sit and drink coffee at an overpriced cafes and look down your nose at people who have to... I don't know, work? The "point of living" was never explained, so I can only draw my own conclusions. I understand that this is a novella, but really why create this (supposedly) complex world and story and then not explain anything? If there are not enough pages to write everything to make it clear, then maybe Sara Berg needs to re-think what she wants to write.

  4. 5 out of 5

    The BookChick

    This was an interesting teaser to the story of Svala and Viggo. I couldn't get a really good feel of the story because it seemed to lack the necessary "meat" that explained Svala and Viggo's relationship, their status as fairies, or the backstory behind the differences between Dockalfar and the Liosalfar. This was not a bad story and the series has great potential. I hope the second installation has a little more bite to garner the readers interest and engagement in the story. This was an interesting teaser to the story of Svala and Viggo. I couldn't get a really good feel of the story because it seemed to lack the necessary "meat" that explained Svala and Viggo's relationship, their status as fairies, or the backstory behind the differences between Dockalfar and the Liosalfar. This was not a bad story and the series has great potential. I hope the second installation has a little more bite to garner the readers interest and engagement in the story.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lint

    “God, I need you.” He clasped her face in both hands and eased back to look at her. This book. Unbe - freaking - lievable . Nuff said.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Elizabeth

    (This book was given to me by the author for free.) Svala is a member of light fey, as is her lover Viggo. Hundreds of years old, she made a pact with a Fairy, as did Viggo. Now she must complete assignments under the watchful eye of her guardian. As a reward, each time both Svala and Viggo complete an assignment, they get to be together for a short time until they are given another assignment. Sometimes they get months together, sometimes only weeks, and the length of the assignments differs as (This book was given to me by the author for free.) Svala is a member of light fey, as is her lover Viggo. Hundreds of years old, she made a pact with a Fairy, as did Viggo. Now she must complete assignments under the watchful eye of her guardian. As a reward, each time both Svala and Viggo complete an assignment, they get to be together for a short time until they are given another assignment. Sometimes they get months together, sometimes only weeks, and the length of the assignments differs as well from 1 - 6 years! Something strange is going on now though, because now Svala has seen Viggo on the television, he's become a movie star. Worried that Viggo may have been corrupted by the dark fey, Svala and a few of her friends go to New York to a film premiere to meet Viggo, and for Svala to try to understand what is going on. Svala risks everything doing this though, as she and Viggo are not supposed to see each other whilst they are on assignment, and if either of their guardians finds out they will be severely punished and will not be able to see each other ever again. This is a short-story, a sort of prequel to Saga Bergs first novel which is yet to be released. It introduces a few characters and ideas about the fairy world that Svala is part of, and sets the scene nicely for the book. Hopefully, this won't be long coming and we can find out what happens to Svala and Viggo next! A promising start - 5/10 (Book length: 729 kindle locations)

  7. 5 out of 5

    Teresa Mary Rose

    The author was kind enough to send me this ebook for free, and I am really glad she did. From the moment I started reading, I was intrigued by the characters. My only complaint is that I wish there was more. I am dying to know what happens to Svala and Viggo next. Their story seems like it has the potential to be an "epic" love story. I look forward to future books and learning more about the characters. The author was kind enough to send me this ebook for free, and I am really glad she did. From the moment I started reading, I was intrigued by the characters. My only complaint is that I wish there was more. I am dying to know what happens to Svala and Viggo next. Their story seems like it has the potential to be an "epic" love story. I look forward to future books and learning more about the characters.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie (Bookfever)

    Nordic Fairies is an unique twist on faeries that keeps your attention in an instant. It's an absolute page turner that will make you crave the second book as soon as you turn the last page. An awesome fast read, with a cliffhanger that'll make you gasp and rethink what you've read it's a must for everyone who loves fairy books. And even if you're not a fan of those, you will like it. I loved this! 5 stars more than deserved! There's really nothing negative I can say about it. Except... that it Nordic Fairies is an unique twist on faeries that keeps your attention in an instant. It's an absolute page turner that will make you crave the second book as soon as you turn the last page. An awesome fast read, with a cliffhanger that'll make you gasp and rethink what you've read it's a must for everyone who loves fairy books. And even if you're not a fan of those, you will like it. I loved this! 5 stars more than deserved! There's really nothing negative I can say about it. Except... that it was over so quickly. I found myself wanting to continue reading Svala and Viggo's forbidden love story. So I have to get the second book ASAP! I've read my share of fairy books. (Wings, Iron Fey, Fever series, etc...) I love them. I'm really interested in everything that has to do with the fairy myths and folklore but I haven't come across anything like Nordic Fairies before in other books, which is truly awesome. It was such an amazing and unique twist about them so I couldn't stop reading. The plot was great and the cliffhanger sort of shocking in a minor way. The main character is Svala, who became Liosálfar Nordic light fairie thousands of years ago, so she could be with the boy who she loves, Viggo, who also agreed to become Liosáfar fairie. However, it wasn't without a catch. Each lifetime they live they have to fulfill assignments to do good to uphold the balance in the world. After they fulfill these assignments they are allowed to be together for some time until their next life begins and they have to start all over again. And if they seek each other out before their assignments are completed they will be punished. In the current life Svala is leading, she is sixteen years old and one day she sees Viggo on tv and learns he's a movie star now. Assuming something is wrong and afraid that the dark Nordic fairies, Döckàlfar have gotten to Siggo, Svala wants to seek him out to find out what's going on. But seeking contact with each other before there assignments are done is forbidden. What she learns is that nothing is as it seems and she can't trust the people she trusted before. But is it true? Saga Berg's writing was truly wonderful, detailed and absorbed me. Svala's character was sweet and strong. I also loved seeing Svala and Viggo in their previous life when they were reunited for three weeks. I loved how they are around each other and I could clearly feel the love they had for each other. It makes me feel sad how they are being kept apart all these years. Cliffhanger twist aside, I also loved the character of Svala's mentor Trym, who is really more like a father to her. He seems to really care for her. I hope to learn more about Viggo's character in the next book because he does seem swoon worthy with his blue eyes and dark hair. All in all this was a wonderful book taking you to see another side of faeries that'll make you almost disregard other fairy books. I enjoyed it a lot and I hope others will too.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Linny

    Review on Linny's Literature With the premise of not just your run of the mill fairies, but Nordic fairies, I immidiately was drawn to this book. Both this element and the storyline of a fairy couple living new lives, completeing assignments for eternity in order to spend it with eachother was very unique. It fails to mention it in the description, but this book is actually a novella. It took me maybe a total of one hour to read the entire thing. Due to the book's shortness and it being the first Review on Linny's Literature With the premise of not just your run of the mill fairies, but Nordic fairies, I immidiately was drawn to this book. Both this element and the storyline of a fairy couple living new lives, completeing assignments for eternity in order to spend it with eachother was very unique. It fails to mention it in the description, but this book is actually a novella. It took me maybe a total of one hour to read the entire thing. Due to the book's shortness and it being the first of a series, Nordic Fairies was more like reading only the first few chapters of a regular sized novel. The storyline was still being explained and my interest in it was only just starting to bloom. I still have many questions and the story itself, of course, is very far from being resolved. It was like setting a delicious cake in front of me and only allowing me a nibble. I think that Nordic Fairies could be a delicious cake worth a 5 star rating in its entirity, but the first bite itself, filled with explaination and build-up, can only be worth 3 stars. We don't get to know the characters very well, since the story is only in its beginning, but so far I like them. The main characters, Svala and Viggo, seem to be trully in love - an eternal love. Svala is pure and Viggo is devastatingly handsome. I'm not as impressed with Svala's friends yet, but we haven't learned much about them at this point. Despite its shortness, I did enjoy it. Dark and Light fairies, lovers repeatedly forced apart for eternity, something mysterious going on in the balance of light and dark.. As I said, the storyline is very unique and I am excited to learn more about it and the characters in the sequels. Nordic Fairies was well written and, unlike many indie books, it didn't have any spelling or grammar errors either. I think this series has potential and I plan to read the second novella to the series, Freja.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Pamela

    I honestly loved Nordic Fairies! The story had been a fast and exciting read, my heart pounding all the way but there were a lot of things I found that needs to be fixed. One would be the order of the story. It was kind of confusing to start at the present then backtrack a bit, then have small flashbacks during flashbacks, before finally coming back to the present time. I do think that more description is needed. I couldn’t even differentiate Jen, Megan, and Sarah. I only filed them in one place I honestly loved Nordic Fairies! The story had been a fast and exciting read, my heart pounding all the way but there were a lot of things I found that needs to be fixed. One would be the order of the story. It was kind of confusing to start at the present then backtrack a bit, then have small flashbacks during flashbacks, before finally coming back to the present time. I do think that more description is needed. I couldn’t even differentiate Jen, Megan, and Sarah. I only filed them in one place of my brain: Svala’s friends. I was also annoyed at the fact that Svala didn’t talk much until the second chapter. However, I can relate very well to her since she doesn’t have much interest in her friends’ chatter and that she likes gemstones. There were also some typographical errors but everything else is in place. Despite the story’s unchronological order, I did understand 99% of the story and it held my interest. It was fascinating to read about Svala’s past, even if it was short. I don’t know what else to say. I loved the book, the story plot. It was amazing, although, as I’ve said, it lacks description so you’d have to imagine a couple scenes more than once to get the right picture. Also, to find out how amazing it is, go get your copy and read it! I’ll definitely read this again sometime, which is quite rare for me considering the fact that I hate rereading books due to its already unveiled plot. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, there isn’t much of Norse mythology going on around this novella (btw, I wish it was a full-length novel instead), only the mention of the light and dark fairies. I’m not even sure if they’re really called Liosálfar and Döckálfar because I only know of light and dark elves when it comes to Norse mythology. Last note: Thank you to Saga Berg, the author, for giving me the ebook for free. Have I mentioned the cover is absolutely gorgeous? She could be a valkyrie for all we knew.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lizze Gorski

    Svala would do anything for the love of her life, Viggo. This is something that has held true for ages. But what will Svala do when confronted with the possibility that all that she holds true, may not be as it appears? Nordic Fairies is a very brief 39 page novella written by Saga Berg. However, he handles the length of his novella and the future continuations in a rather unique manner. Berg suggests that if the reader enjoyed Nordic Fairies they simply follow Berg’s Facebook page. In doing so, Svala would do anything for the love of her life, Viggo. This is something that has held true for ages. But what will Svala do when confronted with the possibility that all that she holds true, may not be as it appears? Nordic Fairies is a very brief 39 page novella written by Saga Berg. However, he handles the length of his novella and the future continuations in a rather unique manner. Berg suggests that if the reader enjoyed Nordic Fairies they simply follow Berg’s Facebook page. In doing so, the reader is then notified every time there is a sequel released. Allowing them to chat with fellow fans and keep apprised of updates all in the same spot. I wasn’t sure what to expect from Nordic Fairies before I began. It truly takes a gifted author to weave a tale with enough depth – of both plot and characters alike – within the confines of 39 pages. I was cautiously optimistic and Saga Berg delivered on both fronts. Berg’s main characters are well thought out. With plenty of depth, both in the present situation and in just enough back stories to help the reader fully connect with them without feeling like they are living in the past. He is incredibly descriptive, with an attention to detail that really helps to bring the characters and places alive. When I had finished reading, Nordic Fairies, I found myself hungry for more of the story. The initial installment of the Nordic Fairies story is about as long as a chapter in a book, which leaves me curious as to how long the story in its entirety will be. No matter the length, I know I will be on the edge of my seat awaiting my Facebook message(s) informing me of each new addition. (I was given a copy of this novella by the author to read and review.)

  12. 4 out of 5

    Emmie Cooper

    From the blurb I became intrigued with this story and would like to thank the author for being so kind in sending me this e-book. Viggo and Svala are fairies pretending to be normal human beings. It seems they used to be one hundred percent human before becoming fairies due to some kind of deal. It appears they get separated every now and then after they complete their assignments which are not specific in the novella. Viggo turns out to be a movie star in their next encounter and apparently eve From the blurb I became intrigued with this story and would like to thank the author for being so kind in sending me this e-book. Viggo and Svala are fairies pretending to be normal human beings. It seems they used to be one hundred percent human before becoming fairies due to some kind of deal. It appears they get separated every now and then after they complete their assignments which are not specific in the novella. Viggo turns out to be a movie star in their next encounter and apparently everyone is wondering why he is back as an actor. The fairies are divided in two distinctive groups, the light fairies and the dark ones. It’s up to Svala to find out if Viggo has decided to switch to the dark side. Even though some aspects at the beginning of the story are not clear (what kind of deal turned them into fairies, what’s their assignment) I feel the story has potential and I enjoyed it overall. I hope the author answers these questions and more in her next installment because I really want to know!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Arnold

    I loved it. The cliffhanger at the end was great. I can't wait to read the next book. Svala, is a strong, loving girl. I don't know if I could be as strong as her, especially since I don't have the years of experience as she does. Reading about her attachment to Viggo and Tyrm, I feel really bad for her when all the things start to fall apart. Viggo seems to be a mysterious, caring character. With what we've read about him, you can understand why all the girls are going crazy over him. Tyrm, is suc I loved it. The cliffhanger at the end was great. I can't wait to read the next book. Svala, is a strong, loving girl. I don't know if I could be as strong as her, especially since I don't have the years of experience as she does. Reading about her attachment to Viggo and Tyrm, I feel really bad for her when all the things start to fall apart. Viggo seems to be a mysterious, caring character. With what we've read about him, you can understand why all the girls are going crazy over him. Tyrm, is such a strong, smart man. Of course, with all this experience he has he'll be smart. Being able to not follow his love into becoming Döckálfar proves just how strong he is. I, just like Svala, am not sure if I could do what he did. Did this novella reach my high expectations? Yes, it did. It was spectacular. Would I recommend it and who? Yes, I would. I'd recommend it to my friends and people who like reading romance paranormal stories.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Leigh

    It was an intriguing story. What would you do for the love of your life? Svala and Viggo choose to make a deal with Liosálfar, Nordic light faeries. In exchange for eternal life they would have to complete missions for the Liosalfar. Once the misions were complete then Svala and Viggo could be together. It has been two years since Svala has seen Viggo. Then she sees an ad for a movie with Viggo as the star. She doesn't know what is going on? Has Viggo made a deal with Döckálfar, Nordic dark faer It was an intriguing story. What would you do for the love of your life? Svala and Viggo choose to make a deal with Liosálfar, Nordic light faeries. In exchange for eternal life they would have to complete missions for the Liosalfar. Once the misions were complete then Svala and Viggo could be together. It has been two years since Svala has seen Viggo. Then she sees an ad for a movie with Viggo as the star. She doesn't know what is going on? Has Viggo made a deal with Döckálfar, Nordic dark faeries? Who can she trust? I enjoyed the story. The author does leave us with questions hopefully to be answered in the next installment. I wil be interested to see what happens next.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Gabriela

    Nordic Fairies is about a couple of Liosálfar or "Light Fae" who find themselves fighting to keep the world from being taken over by the Dark Fae. This story almost reads like a James Bond novel with assignments for those fae involved in trying to keep the Dark Fae at bay. The story is very promising and I wish the author would have elaborated a bit more on the characters and the history behind the Liosálfar. I want to give it 3.5 stars but alas I can not. It was a smooth and interesting read. I Nordic Fairies is about a couple of Liosálfar or "Light Fae" who find themselves fighting to keep the world from being taken over by the Dark Fae. This story almost reads like a James Bond novel with assignments for those fae involved in trying to keep the Dark Fae at bay. The story is very promising and I wish the author would have elaborated a bit more on the characters and the history behind the Liosálfar. I want to give it 3.5 stars but alas I can not. It was a smooth and interesting read. I am looking forward to the second part of the novella.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jacquie Talento

    This is the story of Svala and Viggo. It begins on how they became Liosalfar and how they have both been assigned mentors in their paths to help keep the balance of the mortal world and help do good and uphold a sense of honesty. They age but rarely reach old age as their lives always start over. Because of the love Svala felt for Viggo, they both chose the path to become Liosalfars. The story takes you from today to yesterday as to what brought them to the point they are at now. This is a very This is the story of Svala and Viggo. It begins on how they became Liosalfar and how they have both been assigned mentors in their paths to help keep the balance of the mortal world and help do good and uphold a sense of honesty. They age but rarely reach old age as their lives always start over. Because of the love Svala felt for Viggo, they both chose the path to become Liosalfars. The story takes you from today to yesterday as to what brought them to the point they are at now. This is a very interesting short to a start of an exciting series.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Svala and Viggo share the sort of epic romance you only come across once in a rare moon. I would highly recommend Berg's Nordic Fairies novellas to anyone who loves a slice of supernatural and destined, star-crossed love. The story draws you in from the first page and doesn't leave you room to breathe until you've already bought its sequel. Svala and Viggo share the sort of epic romance you only come across once in a rare moon. I would highly recommend Berg's Nordic Fairies novellas to anyone who loves a slice of supernatural and destined, star-crossed love. The story draws you in from the first page and doesn't leave you room to breathe until you've already bought its sequel.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jwls Mac Ray

    It has my interest to read the next part. I like stories of fairies. Quick read.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Justine

    (Free book given to me by the author) This story is about a fairy named Svala,who lives with her "uncle" Trym. Trym is more of Svala's keeper. He stays with her until the bargain that she made in the 10th century is fulfilled. This bargain was that if she became a Liosalfar, a light fairy, her incentive being Viggo the boy who had captured her heart, then they could be together. Viggo also had agreed to the same terms. As long as the both held their end of the bargain they could be together for a (Free book given to me by the author) This story is about a fairy named Svala,who lives with her "uncle" Trym. Trym is more of Svala's keeper. He stays with her until the bargain that she made in the 10th century is fulfilled. This bargain was that if she became a Liosalfar, a light fairy, her incentive being Viggo the boy who had captured her heart, then they could be together. Viggo also had agreed to the same terms. As long as the both held their end of the bargain they could be together for an amount of time during their lives.  These assignments could be anything that the light fairies needed. Once the assignments were completed they got to be together. Sometimes it was years, sometimes months, and once only days, but it was worth it for them to get to be with the one they loved.  *SPOILER ALERT* During this life, Svala and he friends go to see Viggo because he is famous. They go to his autograph signing. At first Svala try's to avoid him because she doesn't want to break the agreement, but then she has to find out if Viggo remembers her. Svala risks it all to give Viggo a note when she gets to him at the signing. It states "please nod if you recognize me. I'm worried about you." Viggo doesn't nod. This turn of events breaks Svala's heart. Viggo must have turned to the Dockalfar, the dark fairies.  Then right before Svala plans to fly out of New York, Viggo comes to her. He remembered her but he didn't want the dark fairies to find out who she was. Viggo and his keeper have suspicions that Trym is feeding information to the dark fairies because he lover turned dark. Svala starts putting things together but doesn't know who she can trust. This story was a good quick read. It left me with a few unanswered questions, like more about where these two come from and their pasts together. But I'm sure they will be answered in the next books. I liked the cliff hanger at the end because I want the next story NOW!! Just a thanks to Saga  for this book to read and review and can't wait for the next ones. 

  20. 4 out of 5

    Holly Letson

    This novella was an enjoyable read, and I highly recommend that everyone go download it as an Amazon freebie. (Remember that Calibre is your friend!). We don't find out much in this story, but we do get a nice introduction to the 2 mains and their sad situation. All too often normal couples with normal (or normal-ish) circumstances say: "I'd wait forever for you". Hell, I know I've said it, since I'm in a long-distance relationship. But, what if you really had to wait extreme amounts of time to This novella was an enjoyable read, and I highly recommend that everyone go download it as an Amazon freebie. (Remember that Calibre is your friend!). We don't find out much in this story, but we do get a nice introduction to the 2 mains and their sad situation. All too often normal couples with normal (or normal-ish) circumstances say: "I'd wait forever for you". Hell, I know I've said it, since I'm in a long-distance relationship. But, what if you really had to wait extreme amounts of time to meet up with your soulmate, and even then, only got to spend a minimal time with him? What if you never knew when or for how long you could have your soulmate in your life? How would you feel if you had to live over and over, just to have a week, a month, or a year with the one you love most? Meet Svala, who is in love with Viggo. But, neither of them are normal as they once were. They're fairies now, and they absolutely cannot be together, until the powers that be say they can. They have to complete the mission they're sent for, to make that happen. And, at anytime those same powers that be can tear them apart without any warning. Then, their lives start over again, with them being the age they were when the change from human to fairy took place. For Svala, that's fourteen. And, she's been going through this vicious cycle for over 200 years. In this life, Viggo is a well-known actor. And, he can't let Svala know he recognizes her while others are around. He can't risk blowing their cover. She feels miserable till he comes back to her room, and explains everything to her. But, her friends arrive back soon, and she hides him in the next room. But, he gets out safely before the friends know he was there. What's interesting are the doubts that Viggo plants in Svala's head about "uncle" Trym. I love how Svala and Viggo seem connected in every way, especially in heart and thought. I'm curious if Viggo's suspicious are true. --------------- I don't have the #2-#4 novellas in this series, but I do have #5, and will be reading and reviewing it soon.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Penumbra

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Thanks to the author for giving me a copy of her book to read. The blurb for the book pretty much tells the details of the novella, but I’ll include part of it here for background- Nordic Liosálfar Svala and Viggo have been in love for a thousand years. After two years apart Svala turns on her TV to find Viggo in the public light, posing as a movie star. She tries to seek him out and the events that follow forces some deep buried secrets to surface... Svala and Viggo have spent a hundred lives tog Thanks to the author for giving me a copy of her book to read. The blurb for the book pretty much tells the details of the novella, but I’ll include part of it here for background- Nordic Liosálfar Svala and Viggo have been in love for a thousand years. After two years apart Svala turns on her TV to find Viggo in the public light, posing as a movie star. She tries to seek him out and the events that follow forces some deep buried secrets to surface... Svala and Viggo have spent a hundred lives together over the last thousand years. As Liosálfar, Nordic light fairies, their job is to do good and to uphold a balance in the mortal world. A balance, often compromised by the Döckálfar, Nordic dark fairies. But even good fairies need incentive. I really enjoyed this book. It’s like an appetizer to a fantastic meal that has me hungry for more. I was sucked into the story as soon as I started reading. The author did an amazing job with the tension and angst; I didn’t want to put the story down. Loads of questions are running through my mind about the story like, why is Viggo suspicious about Tyrm? Who is the mysterious ‘her’? And is ‘her’s’ daughter, also Viggo’s daughter? If so what happened since Svala and Viggo are eternal/immortal lovers that are crazy for each other? How can the fairies take over another person’s body when they are given another assignment? Or do they just appear as a family in a neighborhood with other fairies as their family members? I really want to know the answers to the many questions brought up in the book. This story deserves five stars, but I have to give it four stars just because it’s too short. I hope the next part to this story is longer. Can’t wait until it comes out!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Charina

    I NEED MORE! Svala is a Nordic fairy pretending to be a normal girl. Nordic fairies used to be humans that made some kind of deal to be fairy. The Nordic fairies are divided in two: the light fairies and the dark fairies. Svala and her boyfriend Viggo are part of the light fairies and they have some kind of job to do in the human world. One day Viggo showed up as a big movie star and everyone is wondering what heck is going on. It is up to Svala now to find out what is going on and if the love o I NEED MORE! Svala is a Nordic fairy pretending to be a normal girl. Nordic fairies used to be humans that made some kind of deal to be fairy. The Nordic fairies are divided in two: the light fairies and the dark fairies. Svala and her boyfriend Viggo are part of the light fairies and they have some kind of job to do in the human world. One day Viggo showed up as a big movie star and everyone is wondering what heck is going on. It is up to Svala now to find out what is going on and if the love of her life decided to switch sides. Over all I liked it. But I felt like I was reading the first few chapters of a great book, then someone came and took the rest of the pages and I couldn’t finish the book. I like the story line. From the beginning I couldn’t put the book down. I wanted to know what came next so bad. The whole book keeps you wanting more. It ended with a huge cliffhanger. When I got to the end of the book my reaction was: “WHAT? BUT I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS!” Now what will happen is that I’m going get the next book; because I NEED TO KNOW. What did they do in the past that have them so afraid of punishment? Is the old lady their daughter? What is the light fairies job exactly? What is the dark fairies job exactly? What the heck is going on? To be fair at least I get one of my questions answered by the end of the book. Did Viggo switch sides? But that, my friends, I will not tell you. You’ll have to read the book to know ;-)

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Byland

    4 1/2 Stars! I first off want to thank the author, Saga Berg, for being so kind to send me a copy of her novella. I was very excited to get this novella, being that I had never heard about it, so it was something new and different for me. I love anything paranormal, so this was right up my alley. “Svala and Viggo have spent a hundred lives together over the last thousand years. As Liosálfar, Nordic light fairies, their job is to do good and to uphold a balance in the mortal world. A balance, ofte 4 1/2 Stars! I first off want to thank the author, Saga Berg, for being so kind to send me a copy of her novella. I was very excited to get this novella, being that I had never heard about it, so it was something new and different for me. I love anything paranormal, so this was right up my alley. “Svala and Viggo have spent a hundred lives together over the last thousand years. As Liosálfar, Nordic light fairies, their job is to do good and to uphold a balance in the mortal world. A balance, often compromised by the Döckálfar, Nordic dark fairies.” This is a classic love story, but being that they are fairies and they have to do their jobs before they can be together, that is the awesome twist. It seems pretty crappy that you have to do all these assignments and only get sometimes as little as 3 weeks with the love of you life, and really bites that all of a sudden you are 14 again, knowing you have to live so long before you can see your love again. I really enjoyed this story, I took a little away from my rating ONLY because it was so so short. That was my only issue. I know it is a novella, but this story can be developed into so much more. I am very excited to read the next book in this series, and see what happens with Svala and Viggo! I hope you all do take a chance to check it out!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa

    That's it? I need more; I want more! When is the sequel out? :P Okay. So at first, I was expecting this to be an average read. Turns out it was more than that. While I am a bit bothered by the loose ends, suffice it to say the plot does not disappoint---it was far from it. I liked that the characters, despite their past lives and missions, are still constantly in love with each other. It was exciting that there are Döckálfars or the dark fairies to keep the story interesting (though I would reall That's it? I need more; I want more! When is the sequel out? :P Okay. So at first, I was expecting this to be an average read. Turns out it was more than that. While I am a bit bothered by the loose ends, suffice it to say the plot does not disappoint---it was far from it. I liked that the characters, despite their past lives and missions, are still constantly in love with each other. It was exciting that there are Döckálfars or the dark fairies to keep the story interesting (though I would really like to know more about them because it was not well explained here in the first book). Plus, I need to know more about Trym and his Döckálfar love interest and what do they have to do with Viggo's wariness, and I want to know the story behind the amber necklace and the woman who sold it. All in all, it was a good read. A very promising start for a series. Definitely recommended for readers who love a good and exciting fantasy romance, especially fans of Evermore and Immortal Beloved (but instead of immortals, here, we have fairies). So, yes, I can't wait to get my hands on the next book.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rute Canhoto

    CRÍTICA Acabei de ler a 30 de Março de 2012 e dou-lhe quatro estrelas. Não costumo ser fã de histórias curtas, mas esta deixou-me a lamentar o facto de ser tão pequena. Fiquei a ansiar por mais; gostaria de saber o que vem a seguir. A narrativa está bem construída. Apenas não me agradou alguns saltos temporais repentinos típicos deste género de livros. Gostei do Viggo e da Svala. O mistério em torno da mulher que ambos visitam numa loja é interessante, mas podia ter sido mais explorada. Espero conhe CRÍTICA Acabei de ler a 30 de Março de 2012 e dou-lhe quatro estrelas. Não costumo ser fã de histórias curtas, mas esta deixou-me a lamentar o facto de ser tão pequena. Fiquei a ansiar por mais; gostaria de saber o que vem a seguir. A narrativa está bem construída. Apenas não me agradou alguns saltos temporais repentinos típicos deste género de livros. Gostei do Viggo e da Svala. O mistério em torno da mulher que ambos visitam numa loja é interessante, mas podia ter sido mais explorada. Espero conhecer o desfecho em breve, até porque pouco foi adiantado. Creio que este podia ser um livro único, bastando à autora juntar todas as partes. Daria um bom produto final. REVIEW I read in on March 30, 2012 and I rate it four stars. Usually I’m not a fan of short stories, but this one left me sad due the fact that it is so small. I was craving for more; I would like to know what comes next. The narrative is well constructed. I only didn’t like a few sudden time jumps so typical of this kind of books. I liked Viggo and Svala. The mystery surrounding the woman they both visited at a store is interesting, but it could have been further explored. I hope to know the outcome soon, because little has been advanced. I think this could be a single book; the author simply had to put all the parts together. It would make a nice final product.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Nobonita - The Bengali Nomad

    Review also posted at my blog: http://perrytheplatypus1102-3daydream... Firstly,I would like to thank the author for providing me with a review copy of this wonderful book. I usually have to contemplate a lot before giving a book five stars,but I did not even blink twice this time.As a novella,this was written really well.I did not have any trouble at all in getting into the story.I'm really glad that there were no unnecessary introductions.They make it hard for readers to concentrate on the main Review also posted at my blog: http://perrytheplatypus1102-3daydream... Firstly,I would like to thank the author for providing me with a review copy of this wonderful book. I usually have to contemplate a lot before giving a book five stars,but I did not even blink twice this time.As a novella,this was written really well.I did not have any trouble at all in getting into the story.I'm really glad that there were no unnecessary introductions.They make it hard for readers to concentrate on the main plot. But the book ended as quickly as it started off.But then again,I guess that's the whole point of a novella.A perfect read for a rainy day or a wonderful evening along with a cup of tea and biscuits.Since it's a novella,you can finish it within twenty to thirty minutes.This is quite convenient when you have a lot of work on your hands ,whether it be schoolwork or office work, and have very little spare time. I'm really glad that I got to read such a wonderful book.If the author had not given me a review copy,I may not have even considered this.Definitely grabbing the other two books in the series.=D

  27. 4 out of 5

    Naznin Azeez

    The story started out to be very interesting. We are introduced to Svala who seems to have a secret and Viggo, an extremely charming boy, who seems very shady at first!. I love the author's way of writing. The emotions of Svala are captured very well with words. Svala visits a store to buy a necklace and the woman at the store has considerable mystery woven around her. Unfortunately that remains a mystery in this part, as more about her is only revealed in the second book. I think this story is v The story started out to be very interesting. We are introduced to Svala who seems to have a secret and Viggo, an extremely charming boy, who seems very shady at first!. I love the author's way of writing. The emotions of Svala are captured very well with words. Svala visits a store to buy a necklace and the woman at the store has considerable mystery woven around her. Unfortunately that remains a mystery in this part, as more about her is only revealed in the second book. I think this story is very well thought of. The story ends in such a way that, it made me pine away for Freja, the second installment in this series. The novella does include the first chapter of Freja and man, I simply can't wait to read it!. I should say, it's very smart of the author to split the book into many parts, thus making the readers literally wait for the next release with baited breath. I will surely read the other four books in this series, as they are out already!. This is a novella and in a pdf formatted file, it's 39 pages only. I rate this e-book 5/5, which by Goodreads standards mean that 'it's amazing'!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ellen Ekstrom

    Nordic Delight! The Author invited me to read her series and I jumped at the chance to read something that wasn't about sparkling vampires and pectorially advantaged young men that turn into werewolves, or vampires, period. Nordic Fairies grabs you, pulls you in, and you are thrown into the middle of something - a love story and a battle, perhaps? Fortunately, Ms. Berg gives you enough dialogue and exposition to keep your interest piqued and the story moving. What is the history of Svala and Vigg Nordic Delight! The Author invited me to read her series and I jumped at the chance to read something that wasn't about sparkling vampires and pectorially advantaged young men that turn into werewolves, or vampires, period. Nordic Fairies grabs you, pulls you in, and you are thrown into the middle of something - a love story and a battle, perhaps? Fortunately, Ms. Berg gives you enough dialogue and exposition to keep your interest piqued and the story moving. What is the history of Svala and Viggo? How did they meet, become faeries and why? What are the origins of the dark and light orders of faeries, the Liosalfar and Dockalfar? What are these assignments? These are the questions that came to mind as I read and I was very glad Ms. Berg didn't answer them right away - she hinted at things, teased, and the writing did not bog you down with unnecessary details or information; she allows the reader to use their imagination. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series and I can't wait to find out if I'm wrong about Svala and Viggo.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

    This story is what it was meant to be. An introduction into the world of Nordic Fairies. You meet the main characters and you start to get a taste of where the story will go in the next novella(s). I would call this a teaser novella as it wets your whistle and pulls you in so you will want to read more to find out what happens. Short and sweet. The characters are intriguing as you start to learn of their connected past. There are a lot of unanswered questions that pop up which of course aren't a This story is what it was meant to be. An introduction into the world of Nordic Fairies. You meet the main characters and you start to get a taste of where the story will go in the next novella(s). I would call this a teaser novella as it wets your whistle and pulls you in so you will want to read more to find out what happens. Short and sweet. The characters are intriguing as you start to learn of their connected past. There are a lot of unanswered questions that pop up which of course aren't answered and does take away from the story. I am sure this is intentional so that the readers will want to keep reading the series. I do like where it is going but feel somehow cheated having it end so abruptly and forced into buying more to read a few more chapters. On its way to being a 4/5* if it was maybe one book but I will have to read more to find out.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jenny needham

    This book is a really great start to the series, with characters that you can embrace and take into your heart. The story-line is brilliant and well written, with the main characters showing strength of self as well as emotion in a way that makes you follow along with the world that is drawing you in and keeping you reading. I know that if you love fae you are going to love reading this, i for one can not wait for the next part be released. Wanting to see where the series is going to go an what This book is a really great start to the series, with characters that you can embrace and take into your heart. The story-line is brilliant and well written, with the main characters showing strength of self as well as emotion in a way that makes you follow along with the world that is drawing you in and keeping you reading. I know that if you love fae you are going to love reading this, i for one can not wait for the next part be released. Wanting to see where the series is going to go an what the characters are going to learn about themselves, the people round them and their love for one another. I urge you to go and check out this author, pick up the book and just read about the characters and fall in love with them as i did.

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