The forests of Oklahoma are magical. If you look hard enough, you will find trolls, fairies, runestones, magic swords – and Norse gods. And there might even be dragons. The Glome’s Valley series takes place in southeast Oklahoma at the Heavener Runestone. In Return to Glome’s Valley, Ethan comes back fourteen years later to the place he loved best as a kid. The valley was much as he remembered it – well, maybe the cottage was a little worse for wear. But news traveled fast that he was back, and the residents of the valley were anxious to see him again. And there might be a new one he’s not met before. Trondelag – the dragon that lived in the pond.
The dragon’s scaly head broke the surface of the pond and burst into the ebony sky like a missile, sending cattails and sleepy dragonflies spewing from both sides of the pond. Her long neck was quickly followed by a massive body that glowed a blood red on the underside. Free from the confines of the pond and finally airborne, the front legs unfolded releasing her magnificent crimson wings edged in shining gold. She flapped once, sending the trees bending to her glory and flames belched from her mighty jaws illuminating the moonlit night. Then, pointing her nose toward the cave the draugrs guarded, she flapped once again and rocketed through the night sky like a giant ruby ready to explode.
Fafnir sat on his bat watching the spectacle, then followed at a safe distance to avoid the prop wash created by her wings and magnificent tail. The cave, a half-day’s hike from the cottage on foot, was a mere three flaps of the monstrous wings – and all eyes looked up – marveling at her arrival.
Return to Glome’s Valley takes place fourteen years after the first. But this time Ethan will learn that the Vinland Map is hidden in a nearby cave and it could prove his father’s theory – there were Vikings in Oklahoma long before Columbus came to the new world. Could he prove his dad’s theory?
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The forests of Oklahoma are magical.