The Road to Valhalla

The Road to Valhalla series tells the life of the shield-maiden Hervor. Releasing in 2020, will dive into Norse mythology in a new Viking historical fantasy series. Hervor is a famous maiden in Scandinavian folk tales. She was a berserker and the wielder of the dwarven sword Tyrfing. I'm pleased to share my re-telling of this folk tale, bringing Hervor's story to life.

Prequel: Under the Strawberry Moon

Get the prequel to the Road to Valhalla series for FREE by joining my newsletter HERE. Under the Strawberry Moon tells the story of Svafa, Hervor's mother, and the events that occur before this series begins. It's a great way to delve into this world and meet the characters, seeing the connections between them, before delving into book one.



Under the strawberry moon, the gods of Asgard whisper to me.


Balder whispers love.
Bragi blesses my voice.
Sif gifts me with beauty.
But these blessings go wasted in the sleepy village of Dalr, where I am simply Svafa, the jarl's daughter. A völva tells me I am destined to marry a hero, that my child's name will become legendary. How I'm supposed to achieve this enormous fate is beyond me. When my father announces we will visit the great temple in Uppsala for the midsummer blót, I can feel my fortune changing. The Æsir are busy weaving their own plans, and I can't wait to find out what the Nirns have spun for me.
Under the Strawberry Moon is a prequel to the Road to Valhalla series.
Fans of Vikings, The Last Kingdom, and The mists of Avalon will relish the Road to Valhalla series. This sweeping Viking Historical Fantasy retells the Norse Hervarar Saga, depicting the life of the shield-maiden Hervor, the inspiration for J. R. R. Tolkien's Éowyn.



Shield-Maiden: Under the Howling Moon

Book 1, The Road to Valhalla Series





Chosen by Odin. Destined for Valhalla.

In my dreams, Odin whispers to me.
He tells me I'm destined to wield a legendary sword.
He tells me my road will bring me to Valhalla.

But when I wake, I'm only Hervor. Fatherless. Unloved. Unwanted. Jarl Bjartmar, my grandfather, calls me cursed. My mother, her memories stolen by the gods, has forgotten me. Everyone tells me I should have been left to the wolves, but no one will tell me why.

None but Eydis, a thrall with völva magic, believes I'm meant for a greater destiny. Yet who can believe a devotee of Loki?

When the king and his son arrive for the holy blót, the runes begin to fall in my favor. A way forward may lie in the handsome Viking set on winning my heart, but only if I unravel the mystery hanging over me first.

Fans of Vikings, The Last Kingdom, and The Mists of Avalon will relish Shield-Maiden: Under the Howling Moon. This sweeping Viking Historical Fantasy retells the Norse Hervarar Saga, depicting the life of the shieldmaiden Hervor, the inspiration for J. R. R. Tolkien's Éowyn.