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Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something…
Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology, and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her, his memories erased by Norns—Norse destiny deities—to punish her for defying them.

So Raine comes up with a plan...
She will make Torin forget his one rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again.
But she quickly learns that well-laid plans do not work when dealing with deities and supernatural beings. Desperate, Raine makes choices that could not only tear her and Torin further apart, but lead to the destruction of everything and everyone she loves.

342 pages, Paperback

First published August 3, 2013

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Ednah Walters

53 books2,156 followers
Her award-winning, International Bestselling YA Paranormal Romance—Runes Series—started with Runes and has a total of 6 books to date. The last one, Witches, released in March 2015, was a Readers Choice Awards winner. Her most recent addition is Demons, A Runes Companion Novel (Eirik Book 1). Demons is the story of Raines best friend and former crush Eirik Seville.
Her international bestselling YA Urban Fantasy series, The Guardian Legacy Series, focuses on the Nephilim, children of the fallen angels. The series started with Awakened and has a total of 4 books to date. The latest Forgotten was released in June 2015.
She also writes Contemporary Romance as E.B. Walters-from The Fitzgerald Family series and Infinitus Billionaires series.

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Author 53 books2,156 followers
April 12, 2017
I am soooo excited about this book! When I started this series last year I did it on a dare to finish a book in 4 weeks during Nano month. Runes was fun and flirty. I giggled as I wrote most of the scenes, fell in love with all the characters.

The first book was all about Torin and Raine finding each other and love, and of course, Raine learning some cool things about who she is. This is going to be a long journey for her. Book two will not be lacking in the love department because these two have a love that comes once in a lifetime but they have to fight to be together. But Immortals is also about Raine coming to terms with what she will one day become. She is more important than anyone ever imagined and the choices she makes are going to have some huge consequences. Nothing will be what it seems, friends will be more than what they are on the surface, and enemies will surprise you, but don't get angry because things always work out with these two and their friends.

The things I have planned for this series are big and scary and exciting and I can't wait to share them with you

Thank you readers for all the comments and reviews and posts for Runes. The response was overwhelming and I sincerely hope you enjoy the next installment.

Best Wishes and Happy Endings

Profile Image for Dianne.
6,766 reviews589 followers
April 4, 2018
Can you imagine the love of your life forgetting who you are or what you had with each other? Raine will do anything to help Torin remember her, why can’t he remember on his own? Torin is attracted to her now, doesn’t that mean something? Have the Norns met their match in Raine?
That isn’t all that’s going on, Raine is now public enemy number one at school. Who is behind the lies and the set-ups to take her down? What is going on with Eirik?

Gods, deities, mortals, a tumultuous mix that promises to wreak havoc and Raine is up to her heartstrings in trouble and she is about to realize the powers she possesses. And she will NOT back down…

Ednah Walters’ IMMORTALS is even more action-packed, more twisted and more intriguing than book one! Raine is growing, and it is showing in spades and there is nothing better than watching a character come into their own, in spite of the odds being stacked against her.
Another spell-binding read to escape into, another heroine to watch and so much story to come…fabulous reading that is timeless in its magnetism.

Series: Runes - Book 2
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing (January 9, 2014)
Publication Date: January 9, 2014
Genre: YA Fantasy | Sci-fi
Print Length: 344 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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382 reviews39 followers
May 6, 2015

The beginning of this one was sad, but only because the ending of Runes was sad. It wasnt too long before it picked up again. I love these books, they really suck you into the story. There was a lot of information thrown at you during this second installment of a four book series. Some of it droned on, which is why it is 4.5 instead of a 5. A lot happened, and there was definitely some twists and turns I did not see coming. I am quite anxious to move on and see what is thrown at Raine Cooper and my newest book boyfriend, Torin St. James [I love his name by the way] in the third book Seeress
Profile Image for Beth.
3,129 reviews262 followers
May 18, 2015
Raine is slowly discovering who and what she is...but will she loose Torin St. James in the process? Finding that her best friend Eirik life is on the line is the ultimate motivator to learn her new skills, it seems he is under attack and the fates have declared only Raine can save him. Will she gain enough knowledge to save Eirik? Will Torin ever gain his memories back? You are going to have to check out this wonderful YA book and find ou

Wow, What a non-stop, nail biting, heart pounding storyline. I was immediately captured by the emotions of the characters. Edhah Walters created a completely original plot, filled it up with wonderfully describe twists on the gods, added a spectacular touch of romance, suspense and mystery and created this marvelous book called Immortals.

I received this copy of Immortals from Firetrail Publishing in exchange for a honest review. This book is set to republish August 8, 2015.

Written by: Ednah Walters
Series: Runes
Paperback: 342 pages
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing; 1st edition
Publication Date: August 5, 2013
Rating: 5 Stars
ISBN-10: 0983429774
ISBN-13: 978-0983429777
Genre: Scifi | Fantasy | Myth
Find this book on: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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Profile Image for Alana ~ The Book Pimp.
859 reviews194 followers
August 12, 2013
Tricky, tricky... how to describe this book #2 without giving away spoilers... well here goes nothing.

First of all, for all those unfamiliar with the series I saw, you are totally missing out on a lovely dose of Torin St. James. Really missing out. Like motorcycle with a bad boy heart of gold kind of missing out. Well, for the first book. That's the tricky thing about memory... take a cocky, alpha bad boy and subtract the 'heart of gold' along with memories and it's a harder task shining up that turd. We get fleeting glimpses of past swoon that didn't completely excuse the present, at least at the beginning... darn, almost caught me. Not going to tell, you just have to check out the transformation yourself.

I was rather pleasantly surprised by the outsider/witch hunt atmosphere of the school. "You're excited about a witch hunt, Alana?" Well, that's not quite right. It seemed REALLY believable to me of the overall reaction of the public (in dealing with the events that occur at the end of book #1, Runes.) Having seen a microcosm of a similar scenario, I really have to commend for showing that dark underbelly of human nature without taking away or overshadowing the overall plot. Bravo!

Another good point, Andris. Never thought I'd be saying that after book #1. I had written him off as a huge cantankerous lost cause, and boy I was WRONG! While I admit, it's a HUGE change of character for him (comparing book #2 to Runes, book #1) but I was so happy and eager for the change from douchecanoe to decent friend. Maybe I'm just easy that way, and eager to see the best in everyone.

It has elements of predictability, but they are really lulling you into a false sense of security. Quite the little twist seems to be the MO for this series as a whole so far. It's a strong installment for the series, but still lacks that *fangirl* extra star. Can't quite put my finger on even one solid reason why, but I am just not as passionate about this series as I feel I could be. All the elements are there, but something is leaving me a hair frustrated. In spite of all that, I am still very keen on continuing the series. I want to fully fall for Torin, I just am hoping I haven't reached the 'right' book yet for him to fully shine for me.

I received an ARC eBook for review from Ednah Walters via As You Wish Tours & Walking On Bookshelves in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.
Profile Image for Louisa.
6,910 reviews31 followers
January 16, 2015
Same thoughts as Runes, because I had these 2 lumped together in my mind!

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When I first started reading Runes, I thought that I'd really enjoy these books, because Raine was a lot like me, a bookish person! But as it went on, it got pretty dark, darker then I like, so while I enjoyed these books, and like them, I didn't love love love them. Which is too bad!

I enjoyed the whole mythology with the Norns, which sound vague familiar from other books with Norse mythology, and having them the bad guys, yeah, that was pretty interesting and I liked that a lot! Even though they were hardly in these books. More the threat of them then having them being there, most of the time!

I didn't really like Torin too much, which makes this sound like a negative review, but I did enjoy these books. I just want to complain about the negatives right now! He was just so stand-offish in their first meeting, and she was a little too star-struck, and it annoyed me!

I enjoyed him having his memory gone-it was a challenge to their relationship, one that since I didn't like him, meant that I didn't really like it. But, alas, love wins out, for now. There are 2 or 3 more books left in the series for them to break up in!

Yeah. These were good books, and I enjoyed them, but they weren't to my style. Something about them got on my nerves, and made all the little annoyances much larger then they usually are to me! If it doesn't hit your annoyance button, I think you would enjoy it!
Profile Image for Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers).
570 reviews67 followers
August 24, 2013
With each book Ednah brings out she just keeps amazing me. Immortals is the second instalment in the Runes series. I fell in love with Runes right from the start and Immortals made me

fall even harder.This book was so enthralling I'm at a loss for words. Each word is like a drop of magic, you become absolutely spellbinded.

How would you feel if the man you loved turned up with no memory of you or the time you spent together? This is what Raine has to deal with. Torin, the love of her life cannot remember her at all and it's eating Raine alive. But she's not gonna give up, she's gonna do everything she can to get his memory back. Raine's a fighter and I love that about her.

Torin, my goodness he's so swoon-a-licious. No matter what he trys to do he's drawn to Raine and he can't ignore the feelings that he starts to feel. Torin will make your heart flutter, he's a sexy biker who always has the right things to say to get any girl weak in the knees.

With an explosive storyline, characters you'll just fall in love with, each turn of the page brings new twists and turns, always leaves you guessing and wanting more. Ednah's created a world you can totally get lost in but in a good way. I can't wait to read more.

This series is a MUST READ!! So, if you haven't picked up book 1 Runes yet, than you're missing out. You won't regret it!!
Profile Image for Andrea Heltsley.
Author 17 books327 followers
May 27, 2023
This was a great addition to the series. When Runes ended, my jaw dropped and tears filled my eyes. I couldn't believe such an awesome book ended the way it did. In truth, it made me that much more excited for book two. I HAD to know what was going to happen next.

I really liked the characters. Torin is just freaking hot and the epitome of bad boys. Who wouldn't want to be loved by a guy like Torin? I also enjoyed getting to know Erik more. There's so much more to him and he suddenly became very interesting. Cora has never been my favorite character, but I still felt for her in this book.

The plot was interesting and engaging. I liked the complexity the story has taken on. There is no way I would miss reading the next installment of this series. This is a great paranormal romance and I have to give this book and series five glittery stars for it's pure fabulousness!
Profile Image for Tee loves Kyle Jacobson.
2,474 reviews172 followers
July 28, 2013
First I have to say that I love Ednah's writing and the more I read from her the more I need from her. She is just simply amazing and Immortals totally blew me away. I mean I just could not put it down because I needed to know what was going to happen. I felt like I was sitting on the edge of a cliff and any minute I was going to fall. I mean I was crazy as crazy can get because Immortals picks right up from Runes. If you read Runes you know the ending was crazy and I cried because I said there is no way in hell Raine can survive this by herself. She will need all her friends to support her and help her because let's face it the wrath of a God is far worse than any punishment man can deliver.

The Gods are just straight out pissed at Raine for what she and Torin did but she is determined to fight back for her and Torin's sake. Raine is a force to be reckoned with and she is determined to right the wrong she did. Although in her eyes loving someone is not wrong and she is not sorry for loving Torin and being with him. What the Gods did to Torin is so wrong but Raine will revive all that was taken from him and he will love her again. Torin is crazy about Raine and no matter what the Gods do to him deep down inside his protective nature will bring back all that he has lost. True love like that can never be taken away because it is in their souls and their souls call to one another.

Raine has no idea that she is very important in the grand scheme of things and the she will have to sacrifice will be nothing for her because she is determined to reverse what she has done to Torin. The Gods will also not go down without a fight and they are determined to get what they want. Raine will have to make choices that have some serious consequences and decisions will be made with a heavy heart but at the end of the day Raine is determined to have her old Torin back.

Will Raine be able to get Torin to love her again? What will the Gods do? This is such a must read series that I need book three like I need air to breathe!
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937 reviews64 followers
July 26, 2013

Norse Mythology - Hotty Immortal, kick arse female lead. Great storyline.

Along with page-turning suspense, UNPREDICTABLE plot, mega hotness ** (TEAM TORIN*) and Norse mythology Ednah Walters has given us a fantastic continuous on with this second instalment. .

The storyline is filled with twists and turns, romance and giggles and I fell in love with all the characters a little more with each page turn. The story runs at a great pace, keeping the reader hooked till that very last page has been turned. There is never a dull moment, if we aren’t being swooned by Torin - we certainly are given much to look forward to in book two.

With each instalment Ednah leaves us wanting more. Immortals is
Filled with action, evil, adventure, mystery, and an even a little sparkly flare of romance that all we readers love to enjoy. ((Id enjoy a smooch or two off Torin)) grins!

Now don’t get me started on Torin - Immortal Hotty - rides a motorbike- gets your motor runnin -- phew - me so love his character.

But I did enjoy seeing a little more of Eric in this story. I enjoyed the getting to know each other again stage but it seems that love always finds a way. ((Sigh))

We have a Kick arse female lead - she is no whiney - poor me oh my kind of girl. She has spunk and we certainly see a strong side of her character in this story. This I enjoy much so in a story.

Immortals - is a truly unique story filled with an abundance of goodness and goodies = Ednah brings this fantastic and imaginative story to life at every page. Including all emotions and vivid descriptions.
Profile Image for Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort .
758 reviews168 followers
August 4, 2013
Favorite Line “For Torin St. James, I would learn to reap souls, because forever with him sounded perfect.”

Perfect, exciting, spellbound, heartbroken, angry, happy, and so much love!! Those are the words I would use to describe how I felt while reading this book!!
This book was perfect in every sense if the word. Raine gets her heart back only to have him not remember her. It was devastating but, Raine being Raine would of course change that.
She is finally starting to accept who and what she is. I love all the talk of Valhalla, the talk of all the gods, the runes, and of course of Torin. Have I mentioned he's AMAZING? He really is, In this book we meet Lavania, at first I didn't like her but then I realize she's the "mom" to the other Valkyrie and an amazing teacher to Raine. Many surprises happen!
So many different things happen in this book! So many things revealed, so many events happen and it is paving the way to another amazing book.
This author tells an amazing story and its only gotten better with this book! Great characters, settings, and she describes things perfectly! Just an all around great book!
Everyone will love this book so if you haven't read book you need to get on that immediately!

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review (As You Wish Tours)

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407 reviews24 followers
November 11, 2017
I just can't stop loving this world.

Call me an Ednah Walters fan, because I just can't get enough.
Profile Image for Sharon.
851 reviews
July 19, 2014
Review: 5 out of 5 stars

** Contains spoilers from the first book **

Immortals is a book I have been really eager to read; I was a big fan of Runes and the world and characters Ednah Walters had created so I was keen to see how it would all progress, especially after the ending we were left with.

After the events of the first book, Raine’s life is in turmoil, her peers think she is a witch, Torin doesn’t remember her thanks to the Norns removing his memories of her - her punishment for defying them and her best-friend is acting really odd so she has a lot of work to do to make things right and to understand what is happening around her.

Valkyrie Torin St James is Raine’s smexy next door neighbour and also the person we saw her come to be quite close to in the first book but he no longer remembers who she is despite her knowing tid-bits no one else could have told her about his life, he is confused and infuriating.

Our main characters are written beautifully; Raine is a wonderful character who I came to admire, she wasn’t without her faults but she was compassionate and showed her determination and protective side when it came to those she cared about, she went through immense emotional growth throughout this book. Torin is still completely infuriating but such a sweetheart! I love them individually but put them together and the chemistry is amazing. The romance has progressed at a believable pace which I quite liked.

We come to find out the importance of not only Raine’s role with the Valkyrie’s but also Eirik’s which I found to be quite interesting, the Norn’s have told her she needs to protect him so throughout the course of the book Raine trains to learn more about her heritage and details of their purpose was slowly revealed as was a surprise villain who was causing a bit of behind the scenes drama; I found the Norse mythology truly fascinating and to be written extremely well. The plot was evenly paced and with a few unexpected twists and turns thrown in, it put a real spin on what I thought was actually going to happen, I liked the element of surprise.

The secondary characters are awesome, Eirik is a sweetheart but we see a different side to him in this book, Cora is the supportive friend every girl needs to have but she turned out to be quite the surprise and I adored the parental presence and the love and support they showed to not only Raine but also Eirik. I also came to like Andris in this book, we also meet powerful Valkyrie Lavania who at times I didn't know whether could be trusted or not.

I adore Ednah Walter’s writing style; the banter between the characters is entertaining and filled with snark and humour which I loved. We get the perfect balance of romance, action and suspense that kept me wanting more, I was so bummed when real-life interfered with my reading time because I didn’t want to put this book down, every spare moment my nose would be glued to the pages.

Overall, a fabulous, kick-butt sequel! Amazing action sequences, norse mythology written extremely well and the best kind of romance and friendships. Ednah Walters is an auto-buy author for me; her story-telling is fabulous.

I can’t wait for the next book in the series!
Profile Image for Raquel Vega-Grieder.
112 reviews55 followers
August 24, 2013
I want to thank Ednah Walters for writing such a masterpiece. Words can not begin to describe how AMAZING Immortals (Runes Series Book #2) is. Ednah is a brilliantly creative writer. What she brings to life in her stories is beyond compare. She continually surprises me with just how talented she is. When she puts pen to paper or hands to keyboard she makes magic happen. Each book she writes outdoes the last one. Ednah is among a select set of writers that I consider to be my all time favorite. The literary word would be a lot dimmer if she was not among them.

Raine and Torin have a long road ahead of them. Raine has to convince Torin that they are meant to be together while, at the same time, keep her best friend Eirik from dark forces that threaten to force him down a dark and evil road.

While Raine is starting her lessons on how to manipulate runes as a Valkyrie, Torin is struggling against the possibility that his memories of his and Raine's life together have been erased by Norns. As if being labeled a witch wasn't bad enough Raine also has to deal with the fact that someone is defacing her locker along with Cora's. With everything that is going on Raine is fighting a losing battle to save Eirik from turning evil.

If I had one wish it would be to see Ednah's Runes Series turned into a movie trilogy. I think this series could be the one series that could give the Twilight Saga a run for it's money and I AM A DIE HARD TWILIGHT FAN. I have been so honored by being able to experience this series before the rest of the world. On a scale from 1 to 10 I give Immortal's a HUMONGOUS 20. I know it is off my scale but I can't help it, it is just that good. I actually feel giving it a 20 just isn't enough. You just can't put a number or a price on just how fantastic this book or this series is. I implore EVERYONE to immediately go out and grab themselves a copy of Immortals. Also if you haven't already read Runes you really NEED to grab it post haste.
Profile Image for Itara ~*My Midnight Fantasies*~.
102 reviews17 followers
August 15, 2013

Ok so the ending of Runes was insane. My reaction was "What?!" & "Why?! They're so mean! How can they do this?!" Well now that I got that out of my chest, I can go on. With Torin losing all his memories with Raine, she either had to somehow get him to remember their time together or make him fall in love with her all over again. Easier said than done because they did not like each other in the beginning. Of course Raine was still totally smitten with him, Torin just thought she was a silly girl with a crush. As she tries to figure things out with Torin, she also has to protect another important guy in her life. Can she help them both or will she lose them in the process?

Raine: I wanted to wrap myself around him like a pretzel, bury my face in his neck and just soak him in. He hadn't shaved again, but I wasn't complaining. The shadow in his chin made him look even yummier.
"Cat got your tongue?" He teased.
"No it's still here." I stuck out my tongue.
How can he claim he didn't want me yet look at me with such heat? I wanted to kick him or yell at him then kiss him senseless.

This book was so good! I really enjoyed it. 5/5 Stars. I loved the characters, the twists and turns, the surprises and the betrayals. Sounds like the perfect book doesn't it? Well it is. And if I thought the ending of Runes was a surprise, so was this one. I recommend this book to everyone, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I can't wait for the other books to come. I really enjoy Ednah's writing style and her awesome plots and she's got great ideas for the future books, i can't wait to find out.
Profile Image for Amber ⋒ .
166 reviews14 followers
February 8, 2017
Oh my gosh! I need more.
Review to come! (cannot review until I finish this series, I'm in deep and cannot cope without knowing more)

So I have finally come back to complete this review, sorry again for the wait guys!
Immortals started up right where we left off in Runes and I must say I am glad, nothing annoys me more than a massive time jump and your left wondering what an earth is going on. Yet again Ednah has managed to drag me into her world with her writing, it was as though the more I read the deeper I got and that's saying a lot considering it is only Book 2! Immortals is filled with everything we hoped to see, tension, suspense, lies and truth, romance, GODS (my gosh I need a Torin)! I cannot wait to continue this amazing story!
Profile Image for Nicole M. Hewitt.
1,422 reviews282 followers
February 3, 2014
4.5/5 stars.

This review and many others can be found on my blog - Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Immortals was an awesome follow-up to Runes. It had everything I loved about the first book and more!

This book starts up two weeks after the last book left off. Raine and her family have just come back from a cruise (they needed to get away for awhile after the swim team tragedy that claimed several swimmers' lives. But, Raine can't just go back to life as usual. First of all, everyone knows about how she went crazy at the swim meet and tried to get people out of the pool. Word is that Raine is a witch - and everyone either fears or hates her. Luckily, she still has her best friends Eirik and Cora by her side.

Unfortunately, Raine doesn't have Torin by her side. He still has no memory of Raine and he isn't convinced when Raine tries to tell him about their history together. But, Raine isn't ready to give up on Torin. She believes that she can win him back - one way or another!

Torin is not Raine's only problem - The Norns have informed Raine that Eirik is in trouble and that she is the only one who can help him. She has to work to keep her friends and family safe while trying to regain the life she hoped for with Torin.

The negatives:

Torin's disbelief.
A good portion of the book is based on the fact that Torin not only doesn't remember Raine, but he also doesn't believe her when she tells him that they were together. I had a little bit of trouble understanding Torin's complete lack of belief (considering that he knows what Norns are capable of) and didn't quite understand why everyone didn't just back Raine up right away so that he would know she was telling the truth. Instead Raine decides that she can't convince him and just makes comments about her "ex-boyfriend" (I couldn't figure out if Torin actually realized she was referring to him or not). It all just felt slightly awkward to me. But, things got much better later on as far as this was concerned and I felt like some explanations were given that made sense, so this ended up being pretty forgivable.


No more love triangle.
I was very happy that the love triangle was resolved rather than being dragged out into two books. As I mentioned in my review of Runes (below), the love triangle was my least favorite part of the first book, so I was happy to have it resolved.

I said that I loved Eirik in the first book and I that didn't change in this book (even though Eirik himself went through some major transformations!). If anything, Eirik became a much more interesting and well-rounded character. We still saw his loyal, loving side, but we also got a glimpse at a darker side of Eirik that was unexpected and really interesting!

Torin and Raine.
The sparks between these two were really flying in this book! I felt for Raine as she struggled to get "her" Torin back and I just wanted to reach out and shake him when he didn't believe her about their relationship! And when Torin does finally start to realize that everything is not as it seems, I was captivated by his pain at not being able to remember pieces of his life. Unlike the first book where I was slightly conflicted, I was rooting for Torin and Raine all the way in this book!

The mythology.
Just like in the first book, I thought that the mythology was seamlessly integrated into the book (in a way that wasn't confusing) and we got to see even more of the mythological characters and the problems that they caused!! The book was action-packed and exciting with LOTS of paranormal activity.

The twist.
Once again, Walters throws a twist at us that I did NOT see coming at all! I was so shocked when it happened - I LOVED it!

Immortals was an exciting roller-coaster of a sequel. This was one case where I felt like book #2 actually even outshone book #1. If you enjoyed Runes, I'm pretty sure you will absolutely love Immortals!
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712 reviews51 followers
August 3, 2013
Holy Hel! Yes, only one L in Hel. Where to begin! So much happens; so much to keep up with and one twist after another. I thought I had it figured out but I did NOT have it right at all! The characters kept me interested and non stop action. This is not just a love story but it covers everything guys want in a book too; action, sports, death, mystery, suspense and mythology. For the girls, there is a love story, family, loss and friendship. You want it - you got it all right here folks!

We start off a couple weeks after the end of the last book. Torrin doesn't remember Raine. But we all know that he has to get them back somehow. Otherwise, we would be angry readers! Torrin does slowly remember things. Just not the memories that made them special. He remembers her nickname first. He is also a jerk and Raine decides she should just cut her losses and move on. But she can't and Torrin is miserable but he doesn't know why.

Raine's dad is back and he starts running again. Raine worries about him because he looks sickly but she runs with him. She loves that he is back and is cooking again too.

Raine seems to be the social outcast at school. Everyone saw what happened at the swim meet and think she is a witch. Someone is writing stuff on her locker about her being a witch. Raine only has Cora and Eirik as friends.. Andris has his memories and seems to be trying to get Torrin and her back together. Go figure!

Raine's mom has her memories intact but Raine isn't always forthcoming in everything that is going on. Speaking of not saying things- if Raine knew who to trust maybe a lot of stuff could have been prevented. But aren't we all like that in real life? Not saying things because we don't want to hurt someone or betray someone or don't know who to trust?

The Norns aren’t done with Raine either and they are manipulating things at every turn. Who to trust? Sometimes she learns things from them that no one else tells her. Hmmm...

Then there is Lavinia, Raine’s trainer, who is teaching her all things Immortal. She is pretty and polite and sometimes I wondered if she was one of the bad guys.

Eirik.... poor guy. He just has no luck. Something about his family is what is keeping everyone keeping secrets. But something is wrong with him and things are getting worse. What you ask? I am not telling.

Lastly, Cora. Cora and Raine are friends but sometimes things are strained. Raine just doesn’t know what to do but she keeps trying to put Cora and Eirik together.

Put that all together with some football scenes, kissing, waterfalls, extra homework, more kissing, running, motorcycle riding, Evil norns, portals everywhere, more kissing, lost friendships,norse gods,hot immortals,reaping dead souls, new characters, family bonding time and you got a great story. But let me tell you, the end will blow you away!
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436 reviews21 followers
August 4, 2013
Wow! this was the best book EVER! I never wanted it to end! Ednah is a genius when it comes to telling stories and the runes series has quickly become a favourite!

This story picks up pretty much where the last left off with Torin not remembering anything about Raine or the time they spent together and the love they shared but Raine is determined to get him and his memories back. If there is one thing she does know it is that they are meant to be together.

Meanwhile something strange is going on with Eirik he hasn't been himself lately and strange things are starting to happen around him. Are the Norns messing with Eirik? or is it one of the Valkyries? Raine doesn't know who to trust anymore or who to confide in as everyone seems to have an agenda when it comes to her destiny.

Everyone seems to think that she is evil or crazy after the indecent in the pool and she is starting to believe some of the rumors herself. But one thing is for sure...

She isn't going to go down without a fight.

This book was totally and completely amazing! I couldn't put it down from start to finish! Ednah you are a writing genius! I loved that you used my sons name (Tristan) in the book, it made it all the more personal for me so thank you so much for that! you are the best my friend!

Torin St James was as HOT as ever!!!!! WOW I think you can actually see the pages of the book sizzle!...lol...Ednah is a master at writing the sizzle between the character until you can feel it in your toes. It makes you turn the page again and again so you never miss a thing.

Raine of course is kick ass as always. she takes charge and she is her ripe old bossy self..lol...I really love her heart and her courage. She would do anything for her family and friends. I loved all the new things her character got to learn in this book too. Ednah has really out done herself with this book!

The use of the Norse Mythology in this book was outstanding! being a wiccan I love all of the Gods and Goddesses and know most of their stories and Ednah really put them to great use in this book! Norse Mythology isn't used very often anymore so it was nice to see it in this story when we would usually see Greek or Egyptian Myths if any is used.

If you haven't ordered your copy of Immortals then I recommend you do as it is a amazing book and one that you are not going to want to miss reading!
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3,001 reviews369 followers
July 27, 2013
I fell in love with this series after the very first book, or maybe I just fell in love with Torin, either way, I was hooked.

I loved Runes and was eagerly awaiting the arrival of Immortals so I could jump right back into Raine's world. I was heartbroken over the way Runes ended and couldn't wait to get more Torin and to see what happened next. I was expecting this to be great, what I wasn't expecting was to love it even more than the first. I couldn't put this down it is that good.

Once again Torin was simply amazing and I loved him even more. He is the same cocky arrogant bad boy but his sweet loving protective side comes out so much more in this that you can't help but love him. If you thought he was hard to resist in Runes, just wait, he will steal your heart and take your breath away.

So much happens that I don't even know where to begin or what I can say that won't give the whole thing away. We get more Andris, Cora, Eirik, Raine, Torin and a few more people as well. Not only are all the characters better than ever but there are quite a few surprises with them and for them along the way.

To say this was better than the last would be an understatement. If I hadn't already loved and devoured the first book in the series this one surely would have left me hooked and quickly pushed it up my list of favorites.

Raine is truly coming into her own and no longer the shy slightly awkward girl she was at the beginning of Runes. She takes action when action is needed and doesn't take no for an answer. She goes after what she wants and what she needs and becomes all the stronger for it. In a world full of things and people she still does not understand nor trust, she struggles to survive and protect those she loves and cares about while still being the person she wants to be.

She pulls through this one shinning. Determined to hold on to those she loves and to be the best she can be, the girl kicks butt and takes names and I loved reading about ever minute of it.

Ms. Walters once again proves that she can write and why this series is such a fantastic one. I will forever read what ever else she has in store for Raine and Torin and all the Immortals.
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124 reviews3 followers
December 20, 2014
This is the second book in the Runes Series, and there is no sophomore slump here! The book picks up with Raine and her friends and family. Raine knows her destiny is as a Valkyery, and at Torin St James's side.......unfortunately Torin doesn't know either of those things. When Norns agree to let him come back to Raine she thinks her world has fallen into place, but the Norns never let anyone off that easy. They've erased his memories of Raine. Now she must make him fall in love with her all over again. Which would be easy.....except her childhood best friend (and former boyfriend) Eirek is being poisoned and desperately needs her help, her best friend Cora is in love with Eirek and starts drifting away when Raine needs her most, and her dad is behaving strangely.....oh, and did i mention she's also supposed to be training to become a Valkyery?! Can she save her best friend by figuring out his past, mend her friendship with her only girlfriend, figure out whats wrong with her dad, and finish her training before her world comes tumbling down??? Read this book and find out!......but first say goodbye to the family.
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616 reviews165 followers
July 18, 2014
*18th July 2014 - Loved it just as much second time around*

Spoilers for Book 1

A brilliant sequel that I just didn't want to leave out of my hands.

Raine is devastated to discover that the Norns have wiped Torin's memories and he doesn't know who she is. But if she can't make him remember, she'll make him fall in love with her all over again.

The Norns are still trying to get Raine to join them and there's something seriously up with Eirik, which according to the Norn's, only Raine can help him with. Again, this book is filled with suspense and a kind of 'who dunnit?' theme, except it's more 'who's doing it?'.

The characters are fantastic, both the main characters and the secondary ones. Raine is awesome, kick butt and snarky and Torin makes for quite the swoonworthy love interest.

In my opinion, a must read for those who enjoy paranormal books, especially with an element of mythology.
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Author 5 books15 followers
December 19, 2014
This story continues from Runes. Raine and Torin’s story isn’t over yet. Something happens and Raine has to carry the memories for both her and Torin. And in this story, we get to watch them fall in love all over again. Which is interesting. Most sequels that are a continuation of the same love story, this doesn’t exactly follow that trend. I’m really curious to see how the main story progresses over the course of the series. You have the son of Baldur and Hel, the new Völva, the Norns, and Valkyrie. Is Ragnarök coming? Can it be staved off? ACK! The questions kill me! Which just means that it’s an interesting series if it keeps me reading it. You get to know several characters better in this book than you did in the previous one. There is a Valkyrie named Andris who was someone who really irked me in the first book, truly developed nicely into a more...(http://textuallove.wordpress.com/2014...) read rest of review in the link
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Author 123 books486 followers
August 20, 2013
First, if you haven't read Runes yet, what are you waiting for? This series is seriously awesome. Torin is so yummy, and Raine is someone you can't help cheering for. Things are tougher for Raine than ever now. Not only does Torin not remember he loves her, but Raine's best friend (and former boyfriend) Eirik is in danger. She has to remind Torin about their past, save her best friend's life, and steer clear of the evil Norns who won't leave her alone.

I'm not sure what I love more about Walters's writing. The scenes between Torin and Raine are amazingly swoon-worthy and the tension created by the danger Raine's in make the book a real page-turner. Walters has plenty of twists in store for readers in this one, and if you're like me, you'll far even harder for Torin this time around. This book is a mystery, love story, and action adventure all in one. You can't go wrong.
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66 reviews
January 18, 2016
I had some ideas about the Erik guy. I knew there was something to him. I love this series and can't wait for the next book
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212 reviews26 followers
October 3, 2016
Amazing book!!!!
Great read if you are in to paranormal book and good to about the gods.. don't know all the facts with the god and reapers.. need to look in to it . but this is a great read can't wait to jump in to Cora! ( although I didn't see this happen.. thought it would be someone that would come back for her)
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3 reviews24 followers
August 2, 2013
I have been waiting on pins and needles for this book to come out. I really loved the first one, Runes, and so did my daughter. We devoured it and was so sad to see that the next one hadn't been published yet. It's so hard to wait for a good book, isn't it?

Well, this one is worth the wait. Immortals picks up right where Runes left off. Which wasn't particularly a great place to be but at least we can finish it now!

Immortals takes you further on the journey of Raine and Torin with all the twists and turns of any good romance. I enjoy the way Raine develops as a character and we get to see that evolution. She is spunky and isn't whiney like so many characters in books. I can see being friends with her. Okay, maybe not because she has some seriously crazy stuff happening around her! By the end of the book I was invested in her and her life. I cried when things happened that I didn't like and punched my fist when people 'got theirs.'

Torin, Torin, Torin. What can you say? He is a great fictional character! He is tough, tender, rough around the edges, and all out kick butt. When the book first started I found myself yelling, in my head so people wouldn't think I was nutso, for him to remember. He has to remember Raine!!! aagghh I won't give anything away but you just have to read this book.

Each of the characters in this book seem so alive. From the swim team to the 'mean' girls at school. They are all vivid and jump off the page for the eager reader. Ednah Walters has my attention and I will look for her whenever I need a good read.
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1,608 reviews239 followers
August 12, 2014
Just when Raine Cooper gives into her love and attraction for Torin, Torin’s memories of her are erased by a group of norns. But Raine is intent on reminding Torin of what they had. But that is not all she has to deal with. Between ignoring snide comments and insults in school, training about Runes, trying to keep up with her father’s illness and trying to be a good friend, Raine is stretched thin. Will she be able to hold on to all her projects or will she lose someone in the process?

I was happy to see Andris play a larger role in this book. The dynamics between Raine, Cora and Eirik are ever changing and interesting. We find out a little more about who Raine really is and the extent of her power. The character of Ingrid is kind of confusing - one never knows what she is all about. The plot continues to unfold, revealing more secrets and information. I have started to like the author’s narration style except for the continuous repetition of Raine Cooper telling us that Torin makes her go weak in the knee. No seriously, the number of times she thinks about it to herself is way too much and half way through the book I was shouting at Raine -’Okay woman I get it!’

This second novel in the series gives us a look at the bigger picture and the possibilities are immense. I will be sure to pick up the next in the series.
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916 reviews40 followers
August 6, 2013
Raine should be happy now. She knows about the Norns, knows about the valkyrie and her family is happy. She love Torin and he cares for her. There is just a few problems. Everyone at school thinks she is a witch, she has to deal with knowing what really happened at the school as a tragedy and Torin doesn't remember her as his memories of her were took away. Now she has to get him to remember her, train and figure out what she wants to do and figure out what secrets there are unknown about her and those around her.

I loved the first book in this series and was thrilled to see where the second book went. Let me just say I was in no way prepared for the twist and turns this book took. If I could have guessed at what would happen in it I would be so wrong. The author does a fantastic job taking this book places that are a refreshing change. All the characters are wonderful to get to know. The second book really expands and let's you get to know them all better. Even the ones you love to hate you still want to read more about. I know I am being vague but I never give spoilers. If you are looking for a wonderful book on Norse Mythology, a paranormal book, or just one that makes you beg for more try this series. It is so awesome and addictive.
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