How Saeter Robbed The Underworld

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Genre: M/M (bi), fantasy, mythological
Format: Electronic
Sexual content: None
Content warning: (highlight to read) Attempted suicide

Summary: The day before his coming-of-age ceremony, Eirik’s fathers tell him a bedtime story about of the son of the god of Love and the son of the god of Envy—one beloved by all, who knows no pain; the other who lives in his shadow and feels nothing but.

Still fuming from a fight with a friend, Eirik is not in the mood for stories. However, he quickly becomes engrossed in the strangely relatable tale of love & betrayal and how Saeter and Skault trick the underworld out of a very special prize…

This might be a book for you if you like:

  • Fantasy-mythological settings loosely based on Norse mythology
  • Cute demigods with feelings firmly in It’s Complicated territory
  • Shape-shifting tricksters
  • Daring rescues
  • Found family feels

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Reviews for How Saeter Robbed the Underworld 

★★★★★
“I enjoyed this book so, so much. I love stories within stories and found family set-ups, and How Saeter Robbed the Underworld combined these two in the best of ways, resulting in a beautifully crafted, heartfelt and moving story. […] Meredith Katz crafts wonderful, heartfelt novellas, bringing to life characters you can’t help but feel connected to even in the short space of time you get to know them. I can’t wait to read more of her works in the future.”
– Courtney, Goodreads Reviewer

★★★★★
“How Saeter Robbed the Underworld is a perfect example of a short story that works within the limited word limit beautifully. It’s captivating, charming and unique story that is fully fleshed out with nicely paced plot and plenty of character development. I’m amazed how well the story worked, and while I’d love to read full novel, this was enough. This might just be the best executed short story that I’ve ever read.”
Henna, Goodreads Reviewer

★★★★
“A bittersweet and unusual story, entertaining, charming, with a lot of emotions and beautiful characters. […]  It’s fast paced and easy to read, enjoyable and with a writing style that remind me of fairy tales. I loved the way it was written but most of all I loved the characters.”
– Ana, Romance Reviews