In The Dance of Gods by C.S. Myers, Valkyrae is described as a goddess who presides over a stream that has a definite poison and alcohol content material. This description doesn’t sit properly with me and even probably the most informal of readers. I felt the character Valkyrae and her relationship to Rhea, her daughter in tow, didn’t have depth; I felt her lack of know-how was mirrored in her speech and actions in addition to in her design of an historic Greek bath-house.
However it have to be famous that C.S. Myers additionally contains deities of comparable reputation, equivalent to Apollo and Bacchus, on this novel. I felt that Rhea should have had different concepts in thoughts when she chosen Valkyrae as her deity. I additionally appreciated the mix of mythology and historical past on this novel. If these factors hassle you then this e book could not curiosity you an excessive amount of as it is rather mild studying with a superb plot and characters.
The story begins with three buddies who determine to get up the following morning after darkish and enterprise into the forest the place they bump into a large historic pillar. Upon additional investigation they uncover that the pillar dates again to the fifth century BC. The three courageous males discover themselves caught up in an historic battle between the Romans and a tribe of Picts. The combat is fierce, and the invaders handle to take over the fort at Aulacum.
The tribe of Picts have been, in fact, marauding tribes, and they’re aided by pirates. These pirates simply defeat the Roman troopers and so they kill the consul Cestus. As luck would have it the consul is remembered and visions of his bravery flood his thoughts. He units off on a quest to search out the legendary hero Achilles.
This e book additionally options some sturdy hero components. One character is the chief of the legion who’s described as being extraordinarily courageous. He and the opposite troopers are consistently preventing off assaults. The chief, Flavius, at all times appears to be on course, whereas not permitting his males to go in a single path too rapidly. The opposite main character, Marcus, is described as a really considerate and logical man, and his means to assume on his toes could be very spectacular.
Total this e book is an effective learn. It accommodates glorious hero and heroine traits. It’s written in first-person and there are a lot of motion sequences. There are numerous story traces which are thrilling and saved me guessing all through the e book. It additionally incorporates a number of historic figures equivalent to Julius Caesar, Normal Gaius, and Crassus, amongst others.
The writing model of Valkyrae and Alexia Raye could be very descriptive. Flavius’ and Marcus’ speeches is excellently written and there are a lot of historic references sprinkled all through the e book. I additionally actually appreciated how they saved their historic references and the small print have been by no means overwhelming or repetitive. I additionally actually appreciated how they included quotes from well-known books, films, and music. These little quotes made the e book far more entertaining to learn.
Valkyrae and Alexia Raye are a quick motion e book, with detailed descriptions and highly effective hero and heroine characters. Though it’s written in first-person, it typically seems like it’s leaping into the previous, however then it goes again. It is a fast e book, about 20K phrases or so, and accommodates many motion sequences and journey. It additionally accommodates some mature material together with rape, homicide, and violence. It’s undoubtedly an entertaining learn that anybody can take pleasure in.
The primary characters in Valkyrae and Alexia Raye embrace Alexia, a contract journalist, and Flavius, a corrupt politician. They’re touring the world over to get the news on corrupt enterprise homeowners and politicians. Within the course of, they’re seduced by the locals and be taught many issues about their tradition and folks. It additionally contains some historic info, in addition to hypothesis on the time interval during which the e book is about. My essential focal point was the detailed descriptions of the tradition, in addition to how the native folks handled the native folks and animals.
Valkyrae and Alexia Raye additionally has a collection of mini-books set in the identical time interval as the principle e book. These mini-books are enjoyable to learn, as a result of they take you again to the setting of the e book to clarify sure occasions or add a bit little bit of fiction. The writing model of Valkyrae and Alexia Raye could be very pleasant. The story flows simply, and there’s no have to do any heavy analysis to place the e book collectively.
There are some very attention-grabbing characters in Valkyrae and Alexia Raye. The political local weather on the time was very unstable, and there have been many battles and struggles for supremacy between the native tribes and the international merchants. This engrosses the e book because it takes place virtually a century in the past. The historical past of that point interval can also be fascinating, because it offers perception to how life was throughout this era. Studying this historic romance whereas having fun with a great e book is a good way to calm down, so ensure you decide up a duplicate of Valkyrae and Alexia Raye!
“Valkyria Raye and Aene: The Making of America’s Bestselling Feminine Author” by Jill Vanderwood is a historic romance set within the USA through the Reconstruction Interval. This e book tells the story of southern plantation proprietor Matty Sloane, who falls in love with an African American maid and nursemaid named Alyssa Raye. Sloane hires each ladies to work for him. The 2 are married quickly after although, and Sloane dies shortly after.
Alyssa and Valkyria work and play collectively as greatest buddies although Alyssa tends to nag Valkyria about her large nostril. They’re each lovely although, so that they go on a trip collectively. Their lives are modified when a Black slave named Jasper arrives and takes Alyssa as his personal spouse. He names her Venus and makes her pregnant. Issues worsen when he’s killed by white males, so Alyssa flees to Atlanta to elope together with her buddy, Dexter.
Alyssa meets a boy named Lafayette who works on a plantation owned by a rich plantation proprietor. She falls in love with him however he seems to be a scalper and a pirate. He tries to kill Alyssa and kill her husband. She then heads for the West Indies, the place she encounters and fights off a white man who makes an attempt to rape her.
After this, Alyssa decides to return to the plantation to dwell together with her mom and grandmother. She is captured by a bunch of slaves that need her to assist them run the plantation and free themselves. She helps them escape and find yourself in Spain the place she helps free the slaves there.
The plot of the e book is about two sturdy friendships which are developed between Alyssa and Valkyria. I discovered that this was a really quick paced e book. The characters moved fairly rapidly between scenes. Some elements have been gradual and boring. I might have appreciated to see extra of Alyssa and Valkyria in a romance relationship.
This e book has a terrific begin however then drags down the center. It appeared as if it wished to select up the tempo however didn’t. I additionally thought that among the occasions within the e book have been a bit unrealistic. Issues like how they got here to affix the West Indies Buying and selling Firm have been utterly unbelievable. To start with they have been proven as simply harmless ladies however in the direction of the top their true colours are revealed. This was unrealistic for me however I nonetheless loved studying about them.
All through the e book you be taught extra about Alyssa and Valkyria and the way they relate to one another. They each love their households and hate the British. Through the battle they each give their lives for the troopers. Each of them find yourself with exceptional clothes. There was no intercourse on this e book and that was one in every of my high complaints concerning the e book.
Total this e book was a enjoyable examine two sisters who discovered themselves in a battle and had a ravishing clothes model. The story was nice and I discovered myself really smiling once I learn the final line of the e book “And he wore a fedora, as if life had someway chosen him.” The duvet for this e book is a pleasant one as properly. I feel it might be attention-grabbing to see a by-product based mostly on what occurred throughout World Warfare II in Valkyria. In case you are a historical past buff this e book will convey you pleasure.
I might not suggest this e book to a youthful individual as a result of it accommodates quite a lot of violence. The language is usually graphic. I believed the outline of the uniforms was correct and gave an correct image of what troopers have been carrying. Nevertheless, in case you have delicate ears it’s possible you’ll not wish to learn this e book. The primary characters are all adults, so this might not be the only option to your youngsters.
Valkyria Raye and Alyssa look like a terrific e book about two ladies who discover themselves in a fantasy world. There have been many lovely issues that I learnt from this e book. Like most children’ books it’s only a fantasy and would not have any actuality to it. Nevertheless, for somebody who wish to create their very own world and has a bit extra creativeness than most books this can be a good selection.
Valkyria is accessible on Amazon and different e book shops. It’s a younger grownup e book, so it accommodates sturdy language that some youngsters could not like. Nevertheless, for a extra mature individual this e book is nice. For somebody on the lookout for a brand new studying journey with good characters this can be a nice alternative.
A story of romance and suspense, Valkyrae and Aeneas is an engrossing e book. Maria Edgeworth has turned in an excellent debut novel. The characters are very properly drawn, and the descriptions of the panorama, the folks, and even the structure itself, actually assist to create the world that’s creating this story. The primary character, the princess Aeneas, is a splendidly written character and actually will get probably the most carried out of all the essential characters.
This e book is actually not one of the best of the Illwinter collection, however it’s a good learn. It could not have the identical wow issue as among the others, however it doesn’t attempt to be. It simply turns into a e book about two individuals who fall in love, after which to half on unhealthy phrases. Nonetheless, if you happen to take pleasure in romance, this e book needs to be value a learn. I loved it very a lot. Aeneas was a terrific lover of horses, and he or she took care of them.
Valkyrae, also referred to as Valentina, was born in Italy however was captured and bought into slavery to a king. When the king died, her grasp despatched her away to dwell with a fisherman within the nation. The fisherman’s daughter, Clodia, fell head over heels in love with Valkyrae. She took to her mattress, and so they spent each night time of their marriage planning, constructing, and elevating a household.
Their pleasure was short-lived nevertheless, when the king died. King Demetri was not in a position to rule rapidly, and so his crown was given to his son, Alexios. This didn’t nevertheless, cease Alexios from being indignant along with his father’s assassin. When the younger man was forty years outdated, he murdered his personal father. This prompted Clodia to develop into very suspicious of Alexios, whom she adopted to her demise.
On this fast-moving novel, we’re launched to 3 essential characters. First there may be Prince Demetri, who’s the son of the previous king. He’s smug and impressive, and he wishes to rule rapidly. His grandmother and mom, determined for him to remain out of political bother, supply to marry him to the princess Clodia of Asti, provided that he depart her and go to Asti together with her. Nevertheless, when he refuses, she burns down her house and murders her husband and all of her youngsters.
Then there may be Prince Alexios, who needs to actual revenge on his half brother. He joins the rebels towards Demetri, who remains to be holding onto the reins of energy. Alexios kills his half sister and half brother, stabbing them to demise with the assistance of his fellow rebels. As you may inform from the way in which the story ends, Demetri nonetheless holds the reins of energy, and Alexios will get what he needs.
Lastly there may be Princess Clodia, who dies a horrible demise. It’s mentioned that demise is however a step and a half away for everybody who will get in somebody’s approach, together with her, and this e book ends in tragedy. This e book exhibits us that all of us have the potential to be greater than we presently are.
The plot is superb. There are some very lovely descriptions of Venetian structure. The primary character, Alexios, could be very like a modern-day Prince, apart from the princess’ royal therapy. ‘The Princess of Valkyrae’ is a quick paced, pleasant e book that may make readers keep in mind the nice books by William Shakespeare.
I loved this e book, however it may not enchantment to everyone. For instance, the ending was form of upsetting. For my part the primary few chapters of the e book are very quick paced. The story is filled with motion and it saved me hooked. I appreciated the character of Valkyrae, and this e book’s magic system.
The Riddles of Candleford is an element one in every of a collection of 5 books within the Chronicles of Candleford collection. This e book is quantity 4 and the final within the collection. The collection has been nice enjoyable, and I sit up for the following 4 within the collection. I am a giant fan of the Victorian period, and I actually like the way in which the creator blends historic truth with artistic creativeness.
I feel that is going to go down as a terrific e book. “The Princess of Valkyrae” will stand out as a traditional, written by somebody who actually is aware of what they’re doing. It is a good learn, and if you happen to’re a fan of the Victorian period you will take pleasure in studying about it. For individuals who have not learn “The Princess of Valkyrae”, I counsel selecting up the opposite books within the collection to tide you over till the discharge of “The Princess of Valkyrae: The Ages of Chaos” by Beverly Barton.
“Valkyrae and Aene: Life Classes From the Bible” by Gary Ok. Schmidt was beforehand printed as “The Gods of Abundance” in 2021. It may be bought from ClickBank or Gutenburg. It may also be ordered from the creator’s web site. It is a follow-up to that e book.
We meet our essential character, Indra, on this e book, and he’s introduced down by his personal failures. The story takes place throughout a time when Indra was about to develop into king of Eire, however he was seduced by a strong sorceress. She has him stripped of his energy, in order that she will take over the British throne, however he’s saved by his loyal troops, after which chooses to stay a warrior for good, main a military in protection of King CuChullan towards an invasion of Orknov forces.
What I discovered attention-grabbing about this e book is that it’s written in first individual, as if the creator himself have been writing the occasions. The reader feels that he’s not simply studying a couple of navy man, however moderately an precise warrior making choices on his personal. It is a novel that offers with a battle that occurred 100 years in the past, but it tells the story at present with the identical emotions and feelings. The e book can also be packed full of colourful particulars and a properly thought out plot. For those who take pleasure in historical past and haven’t learn any of the books about it, this one is certainly value testing.
Describing this period in historical past is hard as a result of there was a just about steady battle occurring all through the interval. There have been loads of battles, although probably the most well-known one was the Battle of Aughrim, which claimed the lives of eighty-six Irish males. Various castles and cities additionally fell to the invaders, together with Fergus mac Roedig and Bannockburn, which turned well-known names within the Scottish historical past books. One of many essential characters, Captain John Bissard, performed a significant position in each battles. His well-known exploits, such because the sack of King Edward’s Normandy and the capturing of the English metropolis of Bordeaux, made him a well-known determine, who’s referred to in a well-known poem by Robert Burns.
For individuals who lived by these instances, there are a lot of writings that may be learn, which deal primarily with the lifetime of John Bissard, the primary Marquis of Valkyrae. One poem, written whereas he was nonetheless a younger man, offers an thought of how he felt whereas preventing for his nation. In one of many chapters, he offers an outline of among the lovely surroundings that he noticed, whereas preventing within the subject. Studying this novel offers an thought of what the actual life was like through the time of the nice battle.
Valkyrae turned a really rich man, due to his profitable ventures, and he was so wealthy that he purchased this lovely nation home at Arundel, on the North sea. There are numerous descriptions of his luxurious way of life on this work, which makes the reader really feel like they’re visiting him in his nation, whereas having fun with their favorite drink and dishes. There’s additionally point out of a number of work that he had commissioned, which was bought by his buddy, Sir Walter Scott. All of this has made Valkyrae an essential determine, who was on the forefront of educational life through the time of the Industrial revolution.
John Bissard, was one of the gifted artists of his time, and he used Valkyrae as his theme for a lot of of his work. His profession was so lengthy, that he spent virtually forty years residing in Valkyrae, working and learning. He travelled extensively all through Europe, bringing house many work of buildings and landscapes that he had visited.
The Battle of Arundel, written by Thomas Bierce, can also be one of many Bierce’s best-selling novels. It’s broadly thought to be a timeless story, which offers with the connection between a younger man, Henry Lawrence, and the Duke of Burgundy, Matilda, and her husband, Prince Louis. This intriguing love triangle, which was sparked by a boyish vainness, led to a bitter battle, which reached its climax at Arundel, within the yr 1760. It was this occasion that may ultimately characteristic in Bierce’s novel, Valkyrae. It’s attention-grabbing to take a position on how a lot affect Bierce may need had, as he lived in Arundel whereas the occasion was occurring.
‘Valkyra’ by Paula Sage is the third in a quartet of romantic fantasy novels entitled, ‘The Moonseed Chronicles.’ In Valkyrae and Alyssa Raye, creator Paula Sage takes us again in time to the attractive nation of Westeros (the e book’s title) through the interval simply earlier than the rise of Aegon the Youthful (sure, the Prince Of Winter) and whereas the remainder of Westeros burnt to ashes. Whereas most of us could consider Valaras because the ruler of Essos, Valkyra is the princess of wildfire who guidelines the cold realm of Westeros with an iron hand. It’s her son Alyssa, nevertheless, who’s destined to defeat the prince and produce concerning the upheaval that may change Westeros without end.
As within the first two books of the collection, Valkyrae and Alyssa set the stage for a storyline revolving round a younger man named Alexandros who lives along with his cousin, Lysa. His life is something however straightforward, although he loves his cousin. The 2 are consistently at odds with one another over issues of household, faith and political energy, which solely provides to the strain between them. As within the first novel, this story is advised by the attitude of a just lately wed couple, therefore the story is advised from the point of view of the reader, which makes it extra partaking than many novels written as a prequel to this collection.
I do not wish to give an excessive amount of away. The primary three books of the collection, Valkyra and Alyssa, have been nice. They only did not comply with up the place the opposite two books left off. They felt like they’d been squeezed out of the principle plot earlier than the previous couple of scenes of A Conflict of Swords. And that is likely one of the issues that make this collection so beloved: the previous couple of scenes, that are probably the most thrilling, are probably the most action-packed, whereas additionally being probably the most emotional for the characters. A lot occurred between books 4 and 5, that the whole story felt prefer it was constructing to the very subsequent e book, A Dance with Dragons.
The collection then stalled. The writer, Random Home, did not wish to launch one other e book within the collection, and they also introduced that the collection wouldn’t be popping out once more. That is when followers of the collection started to take a position on what occurred to Valkyra and Alyssa. Some folks mentioned that they have been lifeless, others that they have been reincarnated, and nonetheless others thought that they have been separated as a result of they’re each halves of the identical individual. Probably the most intriguing idea was that Valkyra and Alyssa have been twins, and that Alyssa died saving Valkyra’s life.
That brings us to the beginning of A Music of Ice and Hearth, which picks up shortly after the occasions of the earlier books within the collection. Within the first few chapters, we be taught that Prince Aeros, Aeron’s father, has been murdered. He’s the explanation why Alyssa is pregnant, and likewise the explanation why she is indignant and upset. In the meantime, throughout a ceremony being performed for the wedding of his two daughters to Prince Doreah and Princess Elia, Prince Aeros has taken Alyssa captive, alongside together with her unborn child. Whereas making an attempt to persuade her mom to allow them to go, Alyssa kills her mom with a knife and escapes from the home.
Now, at first it appears as if Alyssa is a bit overwhelmed and is operating away from everybody, however because the story unfolds, we see that her anger and feelings are tearing down the folks she is meant to like. That is when she realizes that she has to kill Prince Aeros and kill him for what he did to her and for destroying her world. We see Valkyra emerge because the savior of Alyssa’s life, and he or she kills the prince, taking him to security together with her dragons.
I will need to take a bit little bit of time to dive into the characters of the collection, however the starting of the collection was excellent. The characters have been likeable, and even the romantic subplot was entertaining. I hope that this creator continues to write down about these characters, as a result of they’re glorious.
For those who’re a fan of fantasy romance, and you have not learn Valkyrae and Alexia Raye, you must undoubtedly get your fingers on this collection. The plot is fascinating, and the world constructing is great. The characters are properly drawn, and there may be some good romance. For those who like fantasy romance that focuses on a contented ending, that is undoubtedly a collection for you. For me, Valkyrae and Alexia Raye: Breaking Daybreak would not disappoint.