The story begins with a wonderful descriptive paragraph of a lightning storm, which is the perfect setting for a clandestine meeting of lords searching for a dark magic secret. The characters are well-written and have great potential for development over a longer tale. There is a mention of a great battle between good and bad wizards which would make for a great story too.
The story ends just as the twist is revealed and I so want to continue reading it. Well done to the author. Great cover and great writing. I look forward to the next installment. I would recommend publishing it on Amazon.com.
I'm not sure that the title of The Valkyr was appropriate, for the there is no mention of Odin's female hand-maidens delivering the dead souls to Valhalla in this piece. Perhaps there is another meaning for the title.
I recommend this story to fantasy fans from young adult to adult.
Review copy supplied by Writers' Web and did not influence my honest review.
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