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 Q which stands for Queen
Within Norse mythology there are various queens but none more popular than Frigga hereself. Wif of the All-Father, she is goddess of weather and crops. Some of her abilities change with the telling but she’s always been seen as inherently good.
In the Valkyrie series, she takes Bryn under her wing, and acts as guide and mentor. She is also a subtle women’s rights activist.
In Dead Embers ( bk 2) Huld is a fictitious evil wife of the King of Swartelfheim, the land of the Dwarfs. Bryns job is to enter the palace and bring back the blood goblet, fashioned by the Queen with the blood of her husband whom she murdered. Bryn enters the palace with Mika, for protection, but betrayal hits her and she nevers sees it coming.
Tyra Queen Mother of the Nidhogg
In Dead Embers (bk 1) Bryn meets Steinns mother, the fictitious Queen Mother of the Nidhogg. Her initial response to Bryn is cold but when Bryn is able to save her grandaughter Suri from death, Tyra becomes her benefactor, giving her an amber ball – a dragon’s eye, and instructing Bryn to use it to call on her if she should ever need help.
So come back tomorrow for R is for Ragnarok
For the rest of the alphabet see below:
A is for Armor | B is for Blood | C is for Creatures | D is for Dwarfs | E is for Einherjar | F is for Fenrir | G is for Gungnir | H is for Huldra | I for Impossible | J for Jotunn | K for Knowledge | L is for Loki | M is for Midgard and Muspellheim | N is for Nidhogg | O is for Odin | P is for Portal |
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