Gallows God: Loki's Wolves

· Ragnarok: Doom of the Gods Book 4 · Nordic Lights Press
8 reviews

About this ebook

A Norse trickster god with a bad rap becomes an accidental hero when he saves a boy from the curse of vengeful witches. He swears on his villainous heart, no more Mr. Nice Guy. 


Mind your own business. Keep your head down. Shenanigans are for suckers. 

Loki has learned his lesson and learned it well. He's the original desperado hiding out in the American frontier. Unfortunately for the god of lies, the Norse goddesses of fate are up to dirty tricks—targeting a six-year-old boy and his faithful dog for termination.

These witches made a fatal miscalculation by angering the world's savviest trickster. Loki rides to the rescue. But as they say, no good deed goes unpunished—centuries of staying off Odin's radar blown in a heartbeat.

Old enemies are reunited. While Odin and Loki square off for a showdown, bloody warfare erupts between various supernatural factions, including hunters, wolves, and Odin's worshippers.

Before Ragnarok ends the world, Loki must choose. Does he want to be a champion or a destroyer? He has a notion of protecting the nine worlds from total obliteration, but it means trusting the blood brother who betrayed him.

Gallows God was previously published under the title "Wolf's Cross." 

Suggested reading order for Loki's Wolves:

#1. Valkyrie's Vengeance

#2. Hunger Moon

#3. Battle Cry

#4. Gallows God

#5. Hunter's Mark (prequel)

#6. Fragile Gods

#7. Blood Brothers (To be released)


"Write fast Ms. Snark!" ~ 4.5 Stars from InD'Tale Magazine

"Melissa Snark is next on my reading list. I look forward to reading more of her books." ~ 4.5 stars Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews

This book is a great time! It combines all the best elements of the paranormal with a spine-chilling mystery. Although short, it is a well-told story full of twists and turns. The author has a light easy-going touch with a descriptive style that draws the reader into the action. Although a little light on the shape-shifting aspect of the characters, the story explores other aspects of the supernatural, drawing inspiration from Viking mythology. This use of mythology in a modern way opens up a plethora of new ideas for the genre. "Valkyrie's Vengeance" is a niceeasy read, perfect for unwinding after work or on a Sunday afternoon.    

 ~InD'Tale Magazine RONE Awards 2016 Finalist


Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy this Norse & Viking mythology, paranormal & urban fantasy series:

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The Morrigan: Celtic Goddes of Magick and Might by Courtney Weber

Pagan Portals - Brigid: Meeting The Celtic Goddess Of Poetry, Forge, And Healing Well by Morgan Daimler

Tending Brigid's Flame: Awaken to the Celtic Goddess of Hearth, Temple, and Forge by Lunaea Weatherstone

Someday My Count Will Come (I Bring the Fire) by C. Gockel

Legends Of The Gods: eBook Edition by E. A. Wallis Budge

Reign of the Anunnaki: The Alien Manipulation of Our Spiritual Destiny by Jan Erik Sigdell

Pagan Portals - Loki: Trickster and Transformer by Dagulf Loptson

The Wild Curse (Faerie Sworn) by by Ron C. Nieto

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Ratings and reviews

8 reviews
Wolf Khan
June 13, 2021
An excellent series so far, and I am enjoying reading these books immensely.
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Hillbilly Redneck
April 8, 2023
it is a great story
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Author Melissa Snark lives in the San Francisco bay area with her husband, three children, and a glaring of litigious felines. She reads and writes fantasy and romance, and is published with The Wild Rose Press & Nordic Lights Press. She is a coffeeoholic, chocoholic, and a serious geek girl. Her Loki's Wolves series stems from her fascination with wolves and mythology. 

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