Freya the Huntress

Europa, Book Two

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About the book

The dark odyssey across Europa continues:

Last night, Freya’s sister was bitten by a horrific beast in the snowy hills of Ysland. Now, Freya has only a few hours to find a cure for this strange plague before her sister becomes a ravening fox demon.

With her husband Erik and the young witch Wren at her side, Freya discovers that the blood-thirsty monsters have already ravaged her homeland as she explores deserted cities full of ghosts and meets a few lonely survivors on the edge of madness. She finally seeks answers in the ancient city of Rekavik where she must face the deadly witch queen Skadi and the vicious warrior Leif Blackmane.

But the only person who can cure the demon plague is the same person who created it, a stranger from a distant land who carried a sword full of captured souls, a man who was murdered five years ago… But not even death will stop Freya from saving the people she loves.

Series: This novel continues the Europa series of dark fantasy adventures. It takes place in the world of The Other Earth eight years after OMAR THE IMMORTAL, at the same time as Halcyon #3: THE BOUND SOUL.

Features: Map | The first chapter of Europa #3: WREN THE FOX WITCH (a novel)

Genre: dark fantasy | action/adventure | horror | Iceland | viking | werefox

The Other Earth series

This is a work of historical fantasy. Some of this world may seem familiar to you. But in this world, Europe never emerged from the last Ice Age and only the southern areas are habitable. North Africa is cool, wet, and fertile. The Himalayan Mountains are a shield wall against the northern glaciers. Ancient nations such as the Persian Empire have persisted, though others, such as the Romans, never rose to power. Some of the countries in this world reflect the cultures and attitudes of the Renaissance while others reflect the Industrial Age. Historical figures from our world appear, though they too may be strange to you.

Don’t expect this world to conform to the history that you know. The people and places are different. The climate and wildlife are different.

Even death is different here.

3 thoughts on “Freya the Huntress

  1. This is the second book in this series which I have enjoyed reading. It is based in another society sort of like medieval times. Fast moving, non-stop action really keeps your interest. Try this series, I think you will like it.

  2. Admittedly, the only reason I started reading this is because I judged the book by its cover. There. I said it. Moving on, it was one of those that you could pick up for free and read on your kindle. That being said, were it not free I would have paid for the book itself. Since reading this, I have read the entire Europa Trilogy, Chimera #1, moved on to Halcyon #0, and am on #1 currently. Not the intended order to be sure, but hey – the stories are diverse enough to make it work.

    I particularly enjoyed the fact that while I was expecting (and did receive) a fun fantasy story, I ended up immersed in a world that was much richer than anticipated. I like the fact that the author takes the risks he does in his story telling, and while there are some things I may miss from some parts of these books not present in others (characters, settings, etc etc)for various reasons, there are enough unique and interesting characters and places to keep me interested.

    Now that Chimera #2 is out, I’m keenly interested in reading the rest of the Halcyon series so I can move on to the final Chimera book and see how everything culminates.

    I have really enjoyed this book as well as others in the same setting and am looking forward to other works by this author.

    1. Rick, thank you so much for your note. It has made my day, week, and month to know that not only did you enjoy the books, but that you appreciated the effort that went into them. It means the world to me to hear that. Thank you!

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