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Kim McDougall

Valkyrie Bestiary Series

The Flood Wars have come and gone, leaving a world at the mercy of magic. Kyra Greene is an exiled Valkyrie who finds her place in Montreal Ward as a pest controller of extraordinary creatures. She already has an apartment full of rescues, including a basilisk who thinks he’s a turkey, a banshee nanny, and a pygmy kraken. She might take care of them, but they also fill her need for family. And when that family is threatened, she’ll risk everything to save them.

Below, find all the Valkyrie Bestiary books, starting with the full-length novels. It is not necessary to read the prequels before reading the main books. In fact, some readers may find it a more rewarding reading experience to read the prequels after reading books 1-3. 

 


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Book 1

Dragons Don't Eat Meat

Critter wrangler rule #2: When scary things run away, something scarier is coming.


Kyra Greene is used to the scary things that run in the shadows.

As a pest controller with a soft heart, she has an apartment full of rescues. And in a city overrun with fae creatures, those rescues range from a basilisk to a banshee and even a pygmy kraken. 

When she finds an abandoned baby dragon, she doesn’t want to bring him home. But until she can hunt down the brute who is trying to kill all the dragons and start a civil war among the fae, she’s on babysitting duty.

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Book 2

Dervishes Don't Dance

Critter wrangler rule 5: Just because something smells dead, doesn’t mean it can’t kill you.

Sometimes you just need to hug your dervish. Like when he protects you from brownies. Or goes down into the scary basement with you because he’s proud to be your apprentice.

Or when he saves the world.

Kyra Greene, pest controller to the extraordinary is back with a new adventure!

A Guardian is dead. Fae are missing. And someone has let a golem loose in town. Ride along with Kyra Greene, the only pest controller qualified to deal with the strange and wonderful creatures that come out of the shadows when magic flares.

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Book 3

Hell Hounds Don't Heel

Critter wrangler rule #7: Some monsters just have to die.

Someone is plotting to put all gargoyles in jail…or six feet in the ground.For decades gargoyles have patrolled the night in Montreal Ward. They are dubbed Guardians by the humans and fae who live on the fringes of society, those who survive in neighborhoods the police don't care about.

But when a Guardian is accused of murder, their reputation blackens. Mason promised to return from France with the one weapon capable of killing the formidable witch who was reborn from the bloodstone, but no one has heard from him in months. Now Polina gathers forces.

Without Mason or the Guardians, Kyra has no backup as she tries to solve a murder and face off against new and terrifying monsters…all while caring for her growing menagerie of extraordinary critters. 

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Book 4

Grimalkins Don't Purr

Critter wrangler rule #10: Cuteness kills.

Kyra Greene is out of this world—literally. Jacoby, her fire dervish, has been lost in the Nether for weeks. Only Kyra can save him, but not without help from her estranged father. The problem is, Daddy's dead. His spirit now rests in a Life Tree whose roots pierce the veil between worlds.

Join Kyra on a new adventure with her band of misfit creatures. Only this time, to save Jacoby, she won’t be dealing with ghosts from Mason’s past. She'll have to face the distant dryad branch of her family and maybe a few of her own ghosts.

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Book 5

Kelpies Don't Fly

Critter wrangler rule #13: Where there's one carnivorous horse, a herd will follow.

For ten years, Kyra Greene thought she was the only Valkyrie this side of the rainbow bridge. Until she gets a stunning message from her cousin asking for bail money.

Facing the ghosts of her past isn’t on Kyra’s to-do list. All she wants is to settle into her new home with Mason and her menagerie of furred, feathered and scaled rescues. But her cousin’s plea for help sets a new Inbetween adventure in motion. Kyra and her crew will find themselves on the wrong side of the law and going to war with a herd of murderous kelpies. But this time, Kyra might finally set past wrongs to right. 

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Book 6

Ghouls Don't Scamper

Critter wrangler rule #17: even the smallest creature can be big in magic.

Kyra Greene never thought she’d return to Asgard. Not after she burned the Rainbow Bridge, the only road home. Now she has no choice. With her unborn child’s life at stake, she must find a new route to the old world, or die trying. 

Asgard will bring up ghosts of her past and Kyra will have to atone for her crimes, but none of that is as important as saving the life of her child—until a ghoul infestation threatens the very fabric of Asgard itself.

Can Kyra find the source of the ghouls before Asgard becomes the next Terra and falls into a war of magic and demons?

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Prequel

The Last Door to Underhill

In the last hours of the Flood Wars, a fae princess makes the ultimate sacrifice to save the human world.

Leighna, a refugee of the human war, returns to Underhill with a true demon on her heels. With only her old arcane arts tutor and a strange dryad as company, she must close every door between Terra and Underhill. But can she find the strength to abandon her homeland and become a permanent exile?

The Last Door to Underhill is a Valkyrie Bestiary tale, set in the chaotic days after the Flood Wars, when magic is the only rule of law. It takes place about fifty years before the events in Dragons Don’t Eat Meat.

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Prequel

The Girl Who Cried Banshee

Kyra Greene is a pest controller, not an exterminator. She has to be clear about that when the pests can be anything from pixies to dragons. But when her fledgling business teeters on the brink of bankruptcy, Kyra takes on a job that blurs those lines. 

Now she's deep in the lawless Inbetween, trying to clear a mysterious infestation from a fishing village. But these homesteaders won’t make it easy for her. Superstitious natures are easily provoked. And a banshee living in the hills above the village makes a good scapegoat. 

Can Kyra find the source of the infestation before the homesteaders force her to make a life or death decision?

The Girl Who Cried Banshee is a Valkyrie Bestiary takes place 10 years before Dragons Don’t Eat Meat

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Prequel

Three Half Goats Gruff

In the last hours of the Flood Wars, a fae princess makes the ultimate sacrifice to save the human world.

Leighna, a refugee of the human war, returns to Underhill with a true demon on her heels. With only her old arcane arts tutor and a strange dryad as company, she must close every door between Terra and Underhill. But can she find the strength to abandon her homeland and become a permanent exile?

The Last Door to Underhill is a Valkyrie Bestiary tale, set in the chaotic days after the Flood Wars, when magic is the only rule of law. It takes place about fifty years before the events in Dragons Don’t Eat Meat.

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Oh, Come All Ye Dragons

A Valkyrie Bestiary Holiday Tale

The Inbetween is full of magic, monsters and marauders. But it’s also full of booty, if you know where to look. And Between the Green Reclamation Services knows just where to find those resources that are so scarce and valuable in the post-Flood-War era. 

But when dragons nest on a valuable copper reclamation site, who do they call? Kyra Greene. No pest too large or too small. 

Now Kyra must leave home days before her baby’s first Christmas, for a three-day trek into the wilds. Can she convince a stubborn dragon queen to move her nest before BG Reclamation brings in the guns?

Kyra Greene’s new adventure into the Inbetween turns into a rollicking girls’ weekend away and brings her face to face with some old friends even as she comes out of her comfort zone to make new ones.

Oh, Come All Ye Dragons, A Valkyrie Bestiary Christmas Tale takes place after the events of Book 6, Ghouls Don’t Scamper.

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3 Valkyrie Bestiary Prequels

Before Times

Three novellas that have never before appeared in print. Now, get them all in one paperback! Also available as an ebook.

In the years before Dragons Don't Eat Meat, the worlds of Terra and Underhill were dangerous places to live and love. 

Before Times includes the novelette, Three Half Goats Gruff and the novellas, The Girl Who Cried Banshee and The Last Door to Underhill.

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Books 1-3

Save With a Boxed Set

Get 3 books for the price of 2, plus a bonus prequel!

Boxed set includes:

Dragons Don't Eat Meat
Dervishes Don't Dance
Hell Hounds Don't Heel


Bonus: Three Half Goats Gruff
 

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Valkyrie Bestiary Audiobooks

Books 1-3 are now available in audiobook. Book 4 will be available August 9, 2022. Book 5 is in production. Be sure to sign up for the Readers' Group to get news about audiobook releases.