Her village pillaged, her husband murdered, and the prophecy of a dying earl plunges Hilde Bergstrom into a quest for vengeance and justice.
Forced into leadership, Hilde and her shield sister Friega must unite the clans against an enemy outfitted with superior arms, religio... us fanaticism, and a populous land that supports their holy war.
Fighting this new enemy is just the start. Hilde displays determination, leadership, cunning, and bravery to prove her new authority to powerful old men who constantly challenge her rise to leadership.
Standing forever by Hilde’s side, Friega vows to give her life to protect her shield sister if she must, and her own journey to free her homeland keeps her hands constantly on her weapons.
Can Hilde rise to the prophecy and become the next Valkyrie, leading her land out of oppression? Has the time for the Valkyrie to ascend really come to pass? Were a dying man’s words correctly understood? Maybe Odin has a different plan.