All the Windwracked StarsBook - 2008/10/28
A last surviving member of the ancient Valkyries race returns to the last surviving city on her dying world to reclaim a sword of power owned by her lost brothers and sisters, an effort that is challenged by a hunting Mingan the Wolf. 12,500 first printing.
It all began with Ragnarok, with the Children of the Light and the Tarnished ones battling to the death in the ice and the dark. At the end of the long battle, one Valkyrie survived, wounded, and one valraven – the steeds of the valkyrie.
Because they lived, Valdyrgard was not wholly destroyed. Because the valraven was transformed in the last miracle offered to a Child of the Light, Valdyrgard was changed to a world where magic and technology worked hand in hand.
2500 years later, Muire is in the last city on the dying planet, where the Technomancer rules what’s left of humanity. She's caught sight of someone she has not seen since the Last Battle: Mingan the Wolf is hunting in her city.
Blackwell North Amer
She is starlight made immortal flesh, and her soul lives inside her sword of light. She is Muire, the last of the Valkyrie, and she walks among the mortals of Valdyrgard alone, save for the Valraven - one of the many-formed steeds who carried some of the Valkyrie to war - who claimed her for his rider in the devastation of the Last Battle of the Children of the Light.
Because these two lived, Valdyrgard lives on as well, instead of falling into the darkness and cold of the dead worlds. Millennia have come and gone. Human civilization has risen to technological heights, and then fallen into desolation through war and ecological disaster. Only one city remains on Valdyrgard, kept alive under its dome by the workings of the Technomancer who rules it.
Muire has come to that city in the last days of civilization. She still bears the obligation of her kind, to avenge bold warriors slain by treachery and to fight for the just, But in the alleyways of the under-city she finds something she thought she would never see again ... a trace of another Child of the Light.