As part of the A to Z Challenge for the month of April. I’m posting about my Valkyrie world. I will try to present elements of the world without being too spoilerific 😉
So today is the letter F which stands for Fenrir.
Within the world of the Valkyrie series I’ve used a number of different creatures. Bear in mind that I have taken a tiny bit of artistic licence in using the Norse mythological creatures in Bryn’s world.
Please note this post containes Spoilers which I have highlighted as a warning.
In the Norse legends Fenrir is an Ulfr or wolf, and one of Loki’s sons. He’s pretty hot and a werewolf to boot. The predictions were such that, at Ragnarok, the end of the world, Fenrir would kill the All-Father Odin. Because of the prediction, the wolf who was raised in Asgard, was bound and kept away from everyone for his safety and for that of Odin.
In the Valkyrie series I have developed Fenrir as a character who takes on an human form in order to command the Ulfr armies. That he does after pledging his allegiance and devotion to the all-father who he takes as his own father. Loki and Fenrir have no relationship since Fen refuses to have anything to do with his birth father.
Fenrir’s half-human half-wolf form is impressive and scares Bryn a little when she first meets him
Fenrir has lived his life, training the army of the Ulfr and even brought his own child Mika into the service of Odin. What happends with Mika, you ask? Well you will have to read Dead Embers to find out.
Bryn and Fenrir form a special bond. He finds her strong and hardworking, and not one to do things by halves. He respects her from the start, and is happy to train her to brin gher to her full potential. He is both mentor and father figure to Bryn, who calls him Fen.
Fenrir has a special relationship with a Valkyrie named Sigrun. Her devotion to him is quiet and she does not need him to publicly acknowledge how he feels. Because of past hurts and more so because he still fears that the predictions will come true and he would in the end be responisble for Odin’s death, Fen does not think marriage is a good idea. He does not want to leave Sigrun with the burden of being married to the man who killed Odin. So Fen has a lot to learn about the tenacity and strength of the woman he loves.
So come back tomorrow for G is for Gungnir
For the rest of the alphabet see below:
The Valkyrie Novels – Norse Fantasy Series
Dead Radiance currently Free
Dead Silence – Pre-Order