A new fantasy for readers to explore and enjoy.
Only the dead ride with the Valkyrie.
Valhalla is reserved for the most worthy battlefield heroes. Therefore, only the bravest deserve to ride in the arms of a Valkyrie and on the lights of the Aurora Borealis. But modern warfare has changed. Have the heroes?
Perpetua, an arrogant Valkyrie of the Violet Light, is forced to take on human form and walk among mortals to find the answer. Success means she returns to Valhalla exalted. Failure means she’s grounded and will never again ride the skies with her light or take heroes to Valhalla. Cast to Earth in the Norwegian mountains, Perpetua has her wits and her breastplate, but the latter is to be used only in the direst circumstances. When she comes across a man in a remote cabin, she thinks she’s found the human meant to help her. Although tarnished, his aura confirms he is a soldier.
After a horrific tour of duty, ex-Marine Amos Haugen’s only interests are nursing his tortured soul with solitude and booze and trying to forget the true hero who saved his life on the battlefield. The last thing he needs is this mysterious woman appearing at his cabin door, in the darkness of polar night, claiming to have dropped from the sky and demanding his aid.
Knowing none of this, all Perpetua sees is a coward. Filled with contempt, she wants nothing to do with Amos, but grudgingly realizes she needs him to navigate the unfamiliar human world. He refuses, until he uncovers her identify. Compelled by the last shreds of honor, he accompanies her to the World Astronomical Organization conference in nearby Tromsø. Perhaps there she can get answers, and he can return to the solitude of the mountains.
Getting rid of her is not that simple. Two astronomers at the conference not only believe Valkyrie are real, but also that they are solar conduits who can control the Aurora Borealis. When the scientists discover Perpetua is a Valkyrie, they reveal a chilling hypothesis: the mother of all solar storms will hit Earth within a year and cause a technological apocalypse.
Perpetua accepts that she’s Earth’s only hope, but she cannot do this alone. She turns to Amos for help. Can the reluctant soldier summon the courage to help Perpetua save the planet from certain obliteration?
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