Thrice burned. Thrice reborn.
Long ago, a creature imbued with great power committed genocide against the unsuspecting dark elf families of Svartalfheim.
Thousands were killed. Few survived. One family escaped to Midgard.
But the realm of humans is an unkind place for dark elves. And the creature that attacked Svartalfheim is still out there.
Hundreds of years after the genocide, the young dark elf Thyra lives with her adopted human father on an island in Midgard. But after an encounter with three malevolent Valkyries seeking Thyra’s Bifrost key, left to her by her blood parents, Thyra is forced to embark on a journey to save Svartalfheim and confront her past, present, and future.
Thyra’s strange ancestry is at the root of her problems, but it could also be her salvation. She is intelligent, determined, and gifted with powers unique to her bloodline. To save her people, she will have to do that which is most difficult—figure out who she is and what she stands for while facing some of the most powerful adversaries in all the realms.
The story of Thyra places readers in the world of Norse Mythology but reverses an age-old trope of portraying dark elves as villains. We all wonder who we are, what we are meant to do, and if our lives have meaning. Thyra’s journey is about answering those questions, while fighting to save the lives of her own marginalized race.
Thyra is a worthy successor to Williams’ amazing debut novel, Skadi. Beyond the magic and mythology is a true story of love, friendship, and loyalty. Thyra is a Gaiman-esque adventure that you will not want to put down. ~Dennis K. Crosby, author of Death’s Legacy
Thyra is both a coming-of-age story and an epic adventure. Whether you're just discovering Norse mythology or well-versed in its stories, you'll enjoy the magic, mystery, and many twists in this book. Thyra will leave you guessing what's next for its heroes, as well as its villains. - Christina Rosso, Author of Creole Conjure and She Is a Beast
In his worthy follow up to Skadi, Williams expands his Nordic mythology to include not only Bifrost keys, alchemists, runic tattoos, and a flygja named Helga, but to offer up a sly hint of social commentary for today’s world. - James R. Dubbs Author of Confessions of a Farmers Market Romeo
by Steven Grier Williams
Page Count: 234
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Publish Date: August 31, 2022
Imprint: Milford House
FICTION / Fantasy
FICTION / Fantasy / Action & Adventure
FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology