The Valkyrie (The Saga of Edda-Earth Book 1)

Ex nihilo nihil fit From nothing, nothing comes.Enter the world of Edda Earth, in which Rome never fell, science and magic coexist, all the gods are real and war is comingEveryone must serve Everyone must sacrifice.The god born Sigrun Caetia, valkyrie of Tyr, born in Nova Germania, across the seaThe summoner Trennus Matrugena, son of a petty king, native of CaledEx nihilo nihil fit From nothing, nothing comes.Enter the world of Edda Earth, in which Rome never fell, science and magic coexist, all the gods are real and war is comingEveryone must serve Everyone must sacrifice.The god born Sigrun Caetia, valkyrie of Tyr, born in Nova Germania, across the seaThe summoner Trennus Matrugena, son of a petty king, native of CaledoniaThe archmage Kanmi Eshmunazar, a former wharf rat of Tyre, CarthageThe godslayer Adam ben Maor, special forces, of JudeaThe prophetess Sophia, Pythia of DelphiThe truthsayer Minori Sasaki, scientist and sorcerer, native of HokkaidoAnd the man who brings them together in Rome s service Propraetor Antonius Valerius Livorus.Together, they pursue a great mystery Some believe that the world is about to end Certainly, prophecy indicates so Some of the gods are making provisions for that day, including reviving the long prohibited custom of human sacrifice.How do they stop this, and how deep does the mystery go Why does a dying man taunt Livorus, asking him if he knows where his gods are And why does prophecy suggest that Sigrun will be the sole survivor of Ragnarok This is alternate history that goes beyond merely filing the serial numbers off world events A wholly re imagined world awaits, blending fantasy, science fiction, history, and other genres at will._______________ More than a mere adventure, the story succeeds in tapping into deeper ideas of religious tolerance and pluralism Though some may find themselves lost in the vast sea of gods, rituals, violence, and beliefs, readers excited by a tour of this highly imaginative world will thoroughly enjoy the ride Kirkus Reviews kirkusreviews book re
The Valkyrie The Saga of Edda Earth Book Ex nihilo nihil fit From nothing nothing comes Enter the world of Edda Earth in which Rome never fell science and magic coexist all the gods are real and war is comingEveryone must serve Everyone

  • Title: The Valkyrie (The Saga of Edda-Earth Book 1)
  • Author: Deborah L. Davitt
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “The Valkyrie (The Saga of Edda-Earth Book 1)”

    1. I'm proud of it, and the rest of the trilogy, which is forthcoming. The ending is already written, and set in stone. And while there are plenty of twists and turns, everything should be well foreshadowed. People who like ferreting out the secrets of a mystery should have it figured out before the end; people who like to experience the journey as they go along should have their questions answered at the end. Here's hoping everyone else enjoys reading it, as much as I enjoyed writing it. :)

    2. I found The Valkyrie to be a fantastic read, and it kept me entertained - and immersed - on a variety of levels. I typically write thoughts and opinions in a hierarchical format, so writing this review is difficult for me because multiple aspects of the book were equally fantastic. So I'm just going to dive into this in no particular order. I'm a huge fan of world-building, be it futuristic sci-fi in the form of Hamilton's The Night's Dawn Trilogy or pure fantasy such as Martin's A Song of Ice a [...]

    3. The Valkyrie (The Saga of Edda-Earth Book 1) is a long, epic fantasy, suitable for readers who like their stories sweeping, their protagonists believable and compelling, and their fantasy worlds well-detailed and intricate. It's based on two historical concepts: what if Rome never fell, and what if magic was a real part of human experience?Against such a backdrop is, predictably, the specter of war - and also within such a scenario dance a cast of characters who represent interplays between magi [...]

    4. As a connoisseur of epic fantasy I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I have never encountered another book quite like it. A fantasy based on historical fiction spun forward into a modern context. This book is strikingly detailed and I enjoyed it as much for the vivid, three dimensional characters and the gripping and well executed climactic sequences as I did for unwinding the places where Edda Earth departs from our actual history and seeing where and why this world took the turns that [...]

    5. I was in a bit of a slump and looking for something to read when a friend recommended this book/series. I couldn't be happier that I took his advice. I've enjoyed this book (and now into the second) so much. The story, the lore, the characters, the length of the book it all makes me happy. The way the world is woven into a fantasy, history, mythology mash-up just worked for me. The personalities of the various characters and their lives have enough resonance with 'the real world' to connect me t [...]

    6. "If you only read one book this year, make it this one."No, really. I cannot imagine you'll find one better written, or with a more wonderfully complex and well-designed setting.This is the kind of book that neatly overwrites reality for you, until you find yourself forgetting that most of the vibrant cultures cultures described within are extinct in this day and age.An alternate history story that really puts the effort in, loaded with characters you'll not forget, and action that'll drop the m [...]

    7. [Note: This review covers the first two books of the series - the stories flow together so well, and my comments for each are essentially the same, so it didn't make sense to make two separate reviews. There are no spoilers for either book in this review.]Let me get straight to the point - the first two volumes of "The Saga of Edda-Earth" contain some of the best epic fantasy fiction - Norse based or otherwise - I've read since Marion Zimmer-Bradley's "The Mists of Avalon," a book that has been [...]

    8. The Valkyrie by Deborah L. Davitt is a fantasy that will keep you turning the pages. It’s the first book in the Saga of Edda-Earth. It’s a retelling of history and brings us up to date with the Roman Empire still in control. It is a very interesting look at how the world would have been if Rome had never fallen with detailed accounts of all the major events in history since the beginning of time. The Valkyrie is full of interesting and different characters with different stories and differen [...]

    9. Wow, i finished reading this yesterday and i was really impressed. It was a great fun to read. It is a long story with great characters and and really interesting world that makes sense.Its a mix of fantasy and alternative history. Each chapter starts with an article/piece over the world or the history. The more you learn the more interesting it gets.If you like history and fantasy or only fantasy books buy this. It has great characters, great combat scenes and an interesting magic and technolog [...]

    10. I've read both the Spirit of Truth and Spirit of Redemption probably a dozen times each, so I was quite excited to see a published novel by the same author.I've read it over the last couple of days, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. As some of the other reviewers have stated, while the book is lengthy, it's broken up into mini-arcs if you you need a break. Though, I'm not sure I could have stopped reading except for work and sleep if I tried - the world building was fantastic, pacing great, and the [...]

    11. I really enjoyed this book. I have always toyed with the idea of a utopian world where Rome never fell and this book had that and more. Some really interesting interactions between magic and technology gave me some ideas for my D and D games. There were a few moments where the author seemed like even more of a Roman Fanperson than I am and I had to scratch my head. I also had a bit of a hard time remembering that the story was set in 1910. I think the pacing was perfect and I was definitely left [...]

    12. This came highly recommended. I was pleasantly surprised in some ways and disappointed in others.The Valkyrie showcases Davitt's, quite frankly, fantastic world-building skills. Her extrapolation on this alternative history and society is very well-thought out and clearly well researched. I couldn't help but be invested in the universe, but there were a number of things that kept continuously annoying me. While the world itself is gripping and the writing is great in itself, sometimes the truth [...]

    13. Wow! I don't think I've been this excited about a new fantasy series since reading "Kushiel's Dart"! "The Valkyrie" is a rich, dense, and complex story about an alternate world in which magic exists and Rome never fell. There is a large cast of characters from all parts of the empire--Rome, Judea, Britannia, the Americas (which have a different name), Carthage, and so on. The main action revolves around the bodyguards of a high-level Roman functionary charged with investigating and dealing with [...]

    14. I enjoyed the alternate timeline of Caesar living and what he did with his life and how it changed the world at large.

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