Dead Radiance (Valkyrie #1) by T.G. Ayer
Published: May 26, 2012
Published: by Evolved Publishing LLC
That day I knew for sure. I'd lost control of my tears then. They fell in huge, mocking drops. I stared at Joshua through those bitter tears, my heart missing beats as I tried to remember to breathe.
I finally knew what the glow meant.
I was a freak and Joshua was going to die.
Bryn Halbrook had always seen the glow. But it is only when her best friend dies that she discovers the meaning of those beautiful golden auras — Death. Alone, lost in the foster system, she struggles to understand who she is and why she was cursed with the ability to see the soon-to-be-dead.
The new foster kid, Aidan, isn’t helping any. Mr. Perfect seems to fit in no matter what, making her feel even more pathetic. But when his affections turn to her, Bryn finds him hard to resist. Impossible actually. A mystery himself, Aidan disappears, leaving behind a broken heart and a mysterious book that suggests Bryn might not be entirely human.
Bryn stands at the threshold of a journey of discovery. Will destiny help her find herself, find her purpose and her place in a world in which she’d never belonged?
This is one of my favorite books of the year! The story is fantastic I got so wrapped up in it I did not even notice how much time went by I read it all in one day. Ayer did an amazing job writing Bryn’s story and she has a truly beautiful way of blending Norse Mythology into one amazing book. Dead Radiance will take you on a journey into Norse Mythology that will leave you begging for more. I highly recommend this book the action, emotion and suspense will leave you on the edge of your seat.
Bryn’s been in the foster care system since her father passed away when she was just a little girl. Being in a new place and a new foster family would be hard on anyone. She has only one friend and that is Joshua. But what would you do if you knew that your best friend was going to die? Bryn has always seen the gold glow… lost in the foster system, she struggles to understand who she is and why she can see when people will die soon.
When Aidan the new foster kid shows up, He’s handsome, popular and seems like he is Mr. Perfect. What is more amazing is he seems to really like her and she also starts to fall for him. But when he just up and leaves he breaks her heart and not everything is as it appears. When things start to take a turn for the worse Bryn is hit with news that will change her life forever. In a journey to discover who she is she must also save the one she loves before it’s too late.
Dead Embers (Valkyrie #2) by T.G. Ayer
Published: August 31st 2012
Published: by Evolved Publishing LLC
Valkyrie-in-training Bryn Halbrook just can't catch a break. With her boyfriend stuck in Hel and the taunting laughter of Loki still ringing in her ears, she struggles to concentrate on her training and duties in Odin's realm. The last thing she expects or wants is more adventure—but then treachery, a shocking abduction and a chilling discovery send her forth on another perilous, globe-hopping mission.
As the ultimate battle, Ragnarok, draws closer, it's a race against time for Bryn, Fenrir and their team to discover who kidnapped her foster brother from the halls of Asgard and what's causing the mysterious deaths of so many of Odin's chosen warriors.
In the exciting sequel to DEAD RADIANCE, Bryn encounters dwarfs and dragons, new friends and old foes—but worst enemy of all may be the person she trusts most!
Dead Embers leaves off right where the 1st book ends and there’s no break in sight for poor Bryn. With her boyfriend stuck in Hel and Loki taunting her she is having trouble concentrating on her training. But Bryn must find a way to save Aiden from the poison but that’s not all there is someone else who’s been poisoned also and with new warriors dying before they even have a chance to get to Odin's realm things are not looking good at all. As Ragnarok, draws closer, Bryn must race ageist the clock to have her foster brother. But when a person who she trusts with her life try’s to kill her will she survive to save him or will she die trying to save the ones she loves?
I loved this book just as much as the 1st one if not more! Bryn is so strong to go through everything that she has and she is still there standing and willing to do whatever she needs to, to help him friends and the people she loves even if it means she may end up dead in the end. Ayer is an amazing writer the way she makes this story come alive is truly wonderful. I did not want it to end! I love Bryn so much she is everything you want in a main character, she’s strong, faithful, loving and will do anything to save the ones she loves and keep them safe. This series defiantly made my Best reads of 2012.
About the author
I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognise that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practise given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes… I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It’s a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each others loves – it works wonderfully…
My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands – I shall forever remain crosseyed.