The Valkyrie of Vanaheim
Frida Ransom is a human/fae hybrid. During the war with the fae, she and her mother lived a lonely existence so no one would discover the truth. Now the war has ended and, with her mother dead, Frida is lonelier than ever.
It comes as a surprise with she's asked to join a mission to explore a world in another dimension. It's the only good thing to come out of the war, inter-dimensional portals the fae used to invade. They're ideal for human colonisation, after all, Earth is becoming increasingly uninhabitable.
However, human and fae factions oppose the mission, and Frida especially, once her identity is discovered. Attempts are made to sabotage the mission, and assasinate Frida, persecution which torments this lonely, vulnerable young woman even further. As her grip on sanity loosens, and with her special abilities, it makes her more of a threat than an asset.
Because someone who has been hurt by fae and humans alike, can be manipulated. Waiting in their destination is something malevolent and cunning, ready to do just that. It needs Frida to fulfil its plans, which threaten the existence of humanity and the fae.
Genre: Dark fantasy
Age suitability: 18+
Cover design by Ken Dawson at Creative Covers
What have readers said?
"There is action aplenty in this book, with some heart-stopping battles, blending modern weaponry, advanced technology, and ancient magic. Lovers of a fast-paced plot will not be disappointed in this book. Parker keeps the tension on, and the reader praying their favourite players can survive the constant, epic conflict!"
P.L. Stuart, author of The Drowned Kingdom
"The tension in THE VALKYRIE OF VANAHEIM is absolutely palatable and there were many times when it really had me on edge. The question of what the mission to Vanaheim would ultimately discover lent an air of suspense that made it such a fantastically paced story."
Nick Borelli, Out of this World blog
"One of the things I enjoy about Mr. Parker's works is his ability to write fantastic yet flawed characters. Frida was an interesting main character to have in this story, someone who wants nothing more than to live a normal life, but is constantly shunned at every opportunity. Despite the abuse she suffers at the hands of so-called friends and enemies alike, she risks everything to do the right thing."
Damien Larkin, author of 'Big Red'
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The Valkyrie of Vanaheim