Valkia the Bloody

Valkia the Bloody

by Sarah Cawkwell
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Valkia the Bloody by Sarah Cawkwell

Demoness of the Warhammer Fantasy world

Warrior-maiden and consort of the blood god Khorne, the name of Valkia the Bloody is feared among all the tribes of the north – friend and foe alike. From her earliest days as a shield bearer for her father King Merroc, she has known nothing but unending warfare and the brutal politics of the tribal leaders, and soon reaches out to seize power for herself. Though her feral beauty might attract unlikely suitors and her enemies may plot against her in secret, Valkia holds the patronage of the Ruinous Powers, and Khorne will not allow his chosen queen to fall...

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ISBN-13: 9781849701860
Publisher: Games Workshop
Publication date: 06/26/2012
Series: Warhammer Series , #7
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 4.34(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

Sarah Cawkwell is a north-east England based freelance writer. Married, with a son (who is the grown up in the house) and two intellectually challenged cats, she’s been a determined and prolific writer for many years. Her first novel, The Gildar Rift, was published in 2011. When not slaving away over a hot keyboard, Sarah’s hobbies include reading everything and anything, running around in fields with swords screaming incomprehensibly and having her soul slowly sucked dry by online games.

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HuntressReviews More than 1 year ago
As the story opens, Valkia has lived but ten years. She is the pride and joy of her father, Chieftain Merroc. Though considered to still be too young for it, she becomes a shield bearer and fights for her people, the Schwarzvolf. Valkia knows only unending warfare. Once Valkia seizes power for herself, she becomes the leader of the tribe. The warrior queen begins to strengthen her people by conquering and absorbing the other tribes under a single banner. Valkia becomes the acknowledged champion of Khorne, the Blood God. After defeating Locephax, Demon Prince of Slaanesh, Valkia nails the demon’s living head onto her shield and vows to travel North, to the lands of the gods, and place the trophy at the base of Khorne’s skull-throne herself. Valkia is in sight of her goal, mere steps away from her lord, when betrayal causes her to fall. But Valkia hold the patronage of the Ruinous Powers, and Khorne will not allow death to flee with his chosen queen. Khorne’s consort emerges reborn. She is the right arm of slaughter personified. With Khorne’s blessing, his unholy queen will lead her new dark army into battle. As for the Schwarzvolf, vengeance comes. ***** FIVE STARS! This author holds back no punches as she tells, in detail, about the life of Valkia the Bloody. From almost the very beginning, every page rings with the loud sounds of battle, whooping war cries, and the moans of the dying. Women and children are slaughtered more than once, but those massacres are not too graphic. They are mainly implied. (Such as Valkia sending her right hand out to locate the caves in which they are hiding and to kill them all.) Still, if you have an imagination as vivid as mine, it is grizzly. (Hey, I blame my imagination on gaming. Due to all the D&D and on-line MMORPGs, it has become quite fertile.) Sarah Cawkwell has an intense writing style. Almost manic. Being within Valkia’s mind for several hours left me craving for the next battle. After all: “It matters not from whence the blood flows. So long as it does flow.” ***** Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews