Battles – Sacrifices for Love
New release October 26!
– The seventh and FINAL story in the “Tales of Freya” collection of sensual short stories set in the Viking age –
This battle might be their last: Shoulder to shoulder, in life, love, and the battlefield – that is what Viking warrior Aldaith and his shield maiden Nyssa promised each other. On their way to the battleground he dreams of their very own sensual rewards after the upcoming campaign. But what begins as just another shield wall turns out to be the ultimate test of their bond …
Set mainly in the Viking era, this is a stand-alone, adult read.
“Sarah Dahl brings a crisp, contemporary voice to an ages-old world of battle, bloodshed and primal indulgences.” – J.D. Lexx
“Her sensual Viking romance series (Tales of Freya) will drag you into a world history just can’t seem to forget, and everyone still finds fascinating. With her unique writing style and in-depth knowledge of this bygone era, she brings the world of clashing swords, dashing warriors, and strong, independent shield maidens to life.” – Elaine Coetzee
Aldaith was talking to himself and Odin’s ravens, who had descended in swarms to examine the feast laid out for them. Black silhouettes hobbling past, Odin’s helpers cleaning the churned up ground with their beaks — the god’s gentle hand removing blood and intestines. Nothing else moved; the battlefield was as near dead as the men they had carried away. The Valkyries had just left. Chosen the warriors to be taken to Valhalla’s doors. He wished he had seen the ethereal women, watched them swipe up the fallen and carry them gently to their mighty god, so they could feast and fight and be merry once again, forever rewarded.
He wiped away the water that escaped his eyes. “Please, gods … please let her survive this. I need her.”
He looked up at the dark skies. The moon was just out. The last rays of light had retreated. Aldaith was grateful for nightfall. But it also filled him with fear. This darkness would stay now. It would never again leave his heart, and paralyse him until he met his fate with the Norns.
He cursed at the wet ground as he continued to rake through it. It had to be here where she fell! He needed the pendant back to give it to her for the journey. She should be wearing it proudly when she looked into Odin’s eye.