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Valerie Anne Kelly - Artist - Painter & Photographer Her work has been sold and exhibited all over the world and she has painted many commissioned pieces and is presently creating illustrations for worldwide textile brands and book covers. While she works in all mediums, she loves the flexibility and limitless expression afforded her in digital art creation. Valerie is a traditionally trained artist who is unafraid to use any medium at her disposal to capture her subject, especially landscapes. She loves to observe the world around her and portray it in her heART. Valerie also experiments in Tradigital Art’ a term she describes as art that combines both traditional and computer-based techniques to produce original fine art. Whatever the medium or technique,Valerie is a great believer in the healing energy of art and creates – ART from the heART ♥ V.Kelly©2018

Female Warriors


The word hoplite (Greek: ὁπλίτης ) is the name for the type of shield the warriors used.

Hoplite female warrior
A purported group of fighting women are the legendary Amazons, Spartans recorded in Classical Greek mythology. Similarly, the Valkyrie are depicted in Norse mythology. During the Viking Age female warriors were called skjaldmær, or Shieldmaiden.

The shield maiden Lagertha from the Vikings T.V series inspired this ongoing saga – because it really did happen! White blonde Scandinavian eyes and blonde hair did not exist anywhere else on the planet during the Viking raids in the 700s. I can only imagine it must have given one pause. The same with the Greek Hoplite and Spartan women warriors – most likely causing their would be attackers a shocked demise.

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The Last Shieldmaiden


The Last Shieldmaiden by Graham John Kelly  BUY HERE – LINK UK  LINK USA 

Dark Fantasy, lust/love ( unrequited) for beautiful female warriors – and a 750 page long quest to complete!
With book two – three – ten! In the making (This is War – This will not end easily) The Shieldmaidens have never dealt with enemies of ancient lore in the past!
18-35 age group.
RPG game inspired, Vampires, Zombies = Undead ;that understand how to swing a sword and parry) – ‘Boy’s love books’ ‘Low Fantasy’ ‘Dark Fantasy’ category. – Media tie in of TV series and RPG games.
Vikings T.V series.
The Walking Dead T.V series.
Oblivion/Skyrim Elder Scrolls type games. Wow+!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Totally gripping, once I started I couldn’t put it down. Easily rivals Game of Thrones. Looking forward to more material from this exciting new author. Recommended for all fantasy lovers.
4 July 2018
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Dark Fantasy, lust/love ( unrequited) for beautiful female warriors – and a 750 page long quest to complete!
With book two – three – ten! In the making (This is War – This will not end easily) The Shieldmaidens have never dealt with enemies of ancient lore in the past!
18-35 age group.
RPG game inspired, Vampires, Zombies = Undead ;that understand how to swing a sword and parry) – ‘Boy’s love books’ ‘Low Fantasy’ ‘Dark Fantasy’ category. – Media tie in of TV series and RPG games.
Vikings T.V series.
The Walking Dead T.V series.
Oblivion/Skyrim Elder Scrolls type games. Wow+!

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Four shield maidens and a brave adventurer lead this dark fantasy quest driven story.
Escape the mundane humdrum existence of your life, with this fabulous epic book.
Great to read travelling and on your holidays!

A rollercoaster ride of emotions, I promise… you won’t be able to put it down.

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