Eighteen-year-old Ingrid Tirsdatter is a shieldmaiden—a Viking warrior tasked with protecting her clan while upholding their virtues of honor, valor, and total domination. She’s one-hundred-percent focused on climbing the shieldmaiden ranks, and not at all focused on Axel Andersson—the overly confident and unnaturally good-looking warrior who saved her life exactly one time . . . and hasn’t let her forget it.
When an unparalleled enemy threatens Ingrid’s clan, she vows to do everything in her power to protect her home. But saving Valkyris will require her to travel one thousand years into the future, join an elite Southern California sorority, capture a magic-wielding psychopath . . . and not fall for the one warrior in all the realms who could be her undoing. Ingrid’s new assignment is a nightmare in the making, but she’s determined to do her clan proud. After all, she’s a shieldmaiden.
And shieldmaidens never back down.
I have read many stories from this author and this one is great also. She writes clean stories for all ages with lots of adventure. The stories keep you engaged throughout with the characters and complicated plots. You never know where the story is going to take you. Great job St. Bende!
Clean YA fantasy romance — Marvel mixed with Vikings in Greek life
5 stars! Marvel-like danger mixed with bad@$$ Vikings in a college sorority/fraternity and wrapped up in a cute, funny, and powerful clean YA romance.
A high energy story where Vikings are dropped into the Greek life of a present-day souther California university in search of a dark mage up to no good, this first book in the series is abound with humor, sweet romance, empowerment, ethics, and heroics, as well as strong morals of teamwork and sisterhood. A gripping start to a fantastic YA urban fantasy series that I can’t wait to read more of.