Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Olivia Pro Design for a new print-only release, The Rayden Valkyrie Tales, Volume I, by Stephen Zimmer! This new compendium will be available on November 21st, just in time for the holiday season!
The Rayden Valkyrie Tales, Volume I, will contain the first three novellas previously released in the collection on eBook formats. These novellas include Blood of a Queen, Winds of War, and The Sun’s Caress.
The novellas in the Rayden Valkyrie Tales collection will continue to be released and made available individually on eBook formats and the compendium is only being released in a print edition. Print compendiums are a great way to make the Rayden Valkyrie tales available to readers who do not have eReaders or prefer print formats.
Here are the synopsis of the three novellas included in this exciting new compendium!
Blood of a Queen: Traveling farther east, Rayden Valkyrie comes upon a city shrouded in fear and anger.
A devastating drought has been followed by a nightmarish rash of brutal murders and disappearances that only occur after the sun goes down. A few witnesses speak of terrifying, monstrous wraiths prowling the streets at night.
The ruler of Terith-Ka, Queen Annukeyen, claims that the demonic entities have been summoned through dark magic wielded by sorcerers in the rival city of Rastapur. A war looms and the people clamor for vengeance against the city they believe has caused their suffering.
Rayden suspects something much darker at work underneath the simmering atmosphere of Terith-Ka. When all others have gone inside with the fall of night, Rayden heads into the empty streets of the city to find answers and confront the evil plaguing a frightened populace.
Blood of a Queen is a stand-alone novella that is part of the Rayden Valkyrie Tales.
Winds of War: The winds of war are stirring.
The kings of Thrakkia and Samosia quarrel with each other as a wave of invaders from a powerful empire crashes upon the shores of the nearby Kingdom of Pargemon.
Having finished a harrowing mission aiding the Thrakkians deep in their mountains, Rayden Valkyrie understands the looming, perilous threat from the Astrian Empire. Without unity, none of the Griacan kingdoms stand a chance against the much larger invasion that Rayden knows will follow the conquest of Pargemon.
With time dwindling fast and the kings set on a course to weaken each other in battle, Rayden undertakes a bold mission. The fate of many lands hangs in the balance
Winds of War is a stand-alone novella that is part of the Rayden Valkyrie Tales
The Sun’s Caress: At the edge of the world, far to the east, Rayden has joined with a band of pirates led by Timiko, the young widow of a great warrior revered for showing compassion and generosity to the powerless toiling in the fields and villages on the islands of Yamatainu.
When word arrives that a raiding fleet is approaching under the command of the pirate Fujimara, a man known for extreme cruelty and barbarity, Timiko and Rayden know that the villages throughout their region are in great peril.
Though greatly outnumbered, Timiko’s fleet sets out against all odds to confront Fujimara’s raiders.
The Sun’s Caress is a stand-alone eBook novella that is part of the Rayden Valkyrie Tales.
About the Author: Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker based out of Lexington Kentucky. His works include the Rayden Valkyrie novels (Sword and Sorcery), the Rising Dawn Saga (Cross Genre), the Fires in Eden Series (Epic Fantasy), the Hellscapes short story collections (Horror), the Chronicles of Ave short story collections (Fantasy), the Harvey and Solomon Tales (Steampunk), and the forthcoming Faraway Saga (YA Dystopian/Cross-Genre).
Stephen’s visual work includes the feature film Shadows Light, shorts films such as The Sirens and Swordbearer, and the forthcoming Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot.
Stephen is a proud Kentucky Colonel who also enjoys the realms of music, martial arts, good bourbons, and spending time with family.