• Alex Lopez

The Weight of a Soul

Lena and Fressa's bond of sisterhood is unbreakable. Memories and shared smiles form the bones of their connection while their mutual hardships connected their hearts until they beat with one flow. Like trees, the roots of Lena and Fressa's lives intertwined with a dependence on having the other at an arms length away.

Yet what should happen if one day a fatal knife drove itself into a beating heart until there remained nothing but echoes of silence? Such a loss eclipses Lena's soul until her despair calls forth the goddess of death herself - Hela.

Lena believes she can see the light of Fressa's life in the midst of the darkness that surrounds Hela's reckoning with Lena. Before long, Lena's life becomes a dark descent heralded by the path Hela has set before her. Still, Lena's formidable spirit is unshakeable in her determination to recover what she holds dearest in her life.

In an absolutely elegant and emotional read, Elizabeth Tammi takes us by the hand where readers discover the true weight of a soul through Lena's journey. Throughout The Weight of a Soul, Tammi shows us how the paths we choose to walk upon cast dark reflections of who we are. Lena's quest to save her sister at any cost made for a formidable narrative where her bravery and sacrifice of the self is sure to follow readers through all the nine realms depicted in Norse mythology.

Favorite Quotes

"...she thought they were probably the most perfect example of love anywhere in the nine worlds."

"Fear was nothing compared to the gaping hole in her heart..."

"From here until the twilight of our worlds, my soul shall not be undone from yours."

"There are big and terrifying things in these worlds, but you ignored them all for the only thing that really mattered. Your family."

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The Weight of a Soul

by Elizabeth Tammi Publisher: Flux Release Date: December 3rd 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction


When Lena's younger sister Fressa is found dead, their whole Viking clan mourns—but it is Lena alone who never recovers. Fressa is the sister that should've lived, and Lena cannot rest until she knows exactly what killed Fressa and why—and how to bring her back. She strikes a dark deal with Hela, the Norse goddess of death, and begins a new double life to save her sister.

But as Lena gets closer to bringing Fressa back, she dredges up dangerous discoveries about her own family, and finds herself in the middle of a devastating plan to spur Ragnarök –a deadly chain of events leading to total world destruction.

Still, with her sister's life in the balance, Lena is willing to risk it all. She's willing to kill. How far will she go before the darkness consumes her?


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Elizabeth Tammi was born in California and grew up in Florida, but is currently double-majoring in Creative Writing and Journalism as an undergraduate at Mercer University in Georgia. When she’s not writing, you can probably find Elizabeth at work for her university’s newspaper and literary magazine. Her other interests include traveling, caffeinated beverages, and mythology. You can find Elizabeth online on Tumblr at (annabethisterrified), Twitter at (@ElizabethTammi), Instagram at (elizabeth_tammi), and at


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Prize: Win (1) of (5) finished copies of

THE WEIGHT OF A SOUL by Elizabeth Tammi (INT)

Starts: 3rd December 2019

Ends: 17th December 2019


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