Freya

Not all myths are lies.
Gods still walk this world.
One will change it.

The Freya series is a thrilling new series about
an ancient god in a modern world—hunted,
forgotten, and gleefully unbowed.

Freya and the Myth Machine

Freya and the Myth Machine

Free-spirited Sara Vanadi once lived as the Norse god Freya. Now, she spends her days in a mental hospital in Orlando, Florida. It's a perfectly boring life, right up until an ominous man arrives with an unprecedented offer: Work for his masters, enjoying limitless strength and legions of believers... or face obliteration. Her refusal is the spark that shoves her back into the spotlight and sets her on a collision course with devious new rivals and allies alike.

Freya and the Idol Industry

Freya and the Idol Industry

Freya's quest to tip the scales against her enemies takes her to Hollywood, where the world of show business offers fame and power—for a price. It’s a shocking new battlefield for a goddess more comfortable with longswords than lip liner, and oddities like Twitter warfare and backstabbing starlets are only the beginning. With sinister forces at her heels, an unknown threat lurking in the shadows, and a deeply weird romance brewing at her side, Freya finds she must walk a dangerous line between mortal and god to stay ahead of those out to destroy her and the people she loves.

Who is Freya?

Freya is ancient. She is myth. She is legend.

In her prime, she was the Norse goddess of love, sexuality, magic, beauty, war, and death—and that's just to start. She commanded armies, conquered kingdoms, and seared her name across the known world. She was loved, feared, revered, and worshipped.

But time is cruel. Seasons turned, and she was left behind. She became the stuff of stories. A memory. Soldiers slain, castles fallen, followers scattered. All that's left of her legacy, empire, and faith... is her. Because Freya is real.

And she's about to make one hell of a comeback.

Characters

Freya/Sara.............................................................................
Immortal, irresistible, and torn between glory and exile, she's a god on the run—but not for long.
Nathan.............................................................................
Swept along by Sara, Nathan is finding his feet in a world where dreams live, but nightmares are just as real.
Sekhmet.............................................................................
An ancient deity of limitless wrath and outdated morals, Sekhmet makes for an odd ally... and even stranger first date.
Garen.............................................................................
A decent man who takes pride in his job. Shame it's hunting and killing gods.
Samantha.............................................................................
Meek, outcast, and lost, Samantha makes for an odd gatekeeper to gods, but if knowledge is power, she's deadlier than all of them.
Drass.............................................................................
Leader of a vast conspiracy, captor of pantheons, and frustrated father. One of those things is going to be serious trouble.

Matthew Laurence

A designer and writer for over eight years, Matthew is consistently delighted that people actually pay him to make games. His career has taken him from Orlando and San Francisco all the way to Helsinki, Finland as part of Rovio Entertainment. Besides playing games of all kinds, Matthew writes and cooks for fun, travels with his wife whenever (and wherever) possible, and maintains an unhealthy relationship with Netflix.

Q&A

What’s interesting about this world?
The world of Freya is ours. You have modern society and all its wonderful chaos, with one little tweak: Gods are real. All of them, from every myth you can imagine. Thing is, prayer and belief gave them life, and we don’t believe in most of them now. It’s tough times for the survivors.
What is the main conflict in the story?
Someone knows exactly who Freya is. Early in the book, she comes up against this group that’s dedicated to killing or capturing the gods of the world; they think it’ll be safer, less chaotic for everyone. That conflict drags Freya out of hiding and kicks off a hell of a comeback for her.
What were the inspirations behind Freya and her world?
I’ve always loved myths, fables, magic—the kind of stuff that made our world seem mysterious; adventure under every rock. Growing up, you start losing sight of that. Life starts getting in the way. I regret that—I’m sure a lot of us do—and I started thinking: The world’s kind of grown up, as well. If those myths were real, would they regret that, too?
What kind of values and beliefs are at the heart of the Freya series?
There’s finding your place in the world, learning to adapt to life’s curveballs—you know, the classics—but the twist is it’s all from the perspective of someone who isn’t quite human. Gods are made to be something, to be these creatures of habit, so Freya looks to us for answers, for validation. Basically, it’s a story about how even our heroes—these figures of myth—even they need a cause, a shoulder to lean on, a reason to keep going... and for Freya, that’s you.

Contact

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Elina Ahlback Literary Agency
www.ahlbackagency.com
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Freya

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