Kim McDougall

Valkyrie Bestiary - Meet the Characters

Kyra - Fae Pest Controller

Kyra built Valkyrie Pest Control from scratch. She's not afraid to get her hands dirty or to expend some magic when necessary, but she’s (mostly) a pacifist, to her bloodthirsty sword’s eternal despair. Kyra like long walks in creepy forests and cleaning vampire slug slime off her sword.

Ollie - The Baby Dragon

What would you do if you found a baby dragon who couldn’t fly? Ollie is so cute, it hurts. He’s also a sort of Maltese Falcon as he becomes a catalyst for a sweeping adventure. Ollie likes belly rubs and flying lessons with Angus.

Gita - The Banshee Roommate

Having a banshee as a roommate might not seem like the best idea. The wailing alone is a big drawback. But, despite her weepy eyes and penchant for forecasting doom and gloom, Gita always has Kyra’s back. Gita likes reading old paperbacks by the light of her cellphone and predicting gruesome deaths.

Jacoby - The Fire Dervish

If a gnome and a poodle fell in love, Jacoby would be their love-child. Two feet of pure energy, Jacoby is intensely loyal to Kyra-lady. Jacoby likes spinning like a top and bags of wind. Introduced in Book 1, Jacoby won my heart and became the star of book 2, Dervishes Don’t Dance, where he becomes Kyra’s apprentice as they wrangle brownies, grubbers, bodachs and more. 

Grim - The Grimalkin

Don't "Here, Kitty" this puss! He's a fiercely independent guide of The Nether world. And while he may be obliged to guide you, he doesn't have to put up with your attempts at cuddling. Grim appears in Book 4. 

Mason - Captain of the Guardians

Part-time gargoyle and full-time pain in Kyra’s ass, Mason is the head of a group of vigilantes in Montreal. He’s as protective of his brother Guardians as he is of his stone heart. Mason likes brooding as he watches the sunrise and fine French wines.

Hunter - The Pygmy Kraken

Don’t call him an octopus! Hunter likes popping out of unexpected places and protecting his savior, Kyra. This sassy cephalopod was such a fan favorite, he got his own prequel novelette. Three Half Goats Gruff is the origin story about the night Kyra finds Hunter lost and alone—the same night she meets a certain dark, broody Guardian. 

Angus - The Green Man Gargoyle

Angus was sculpted during the Renaissance and brought to life with lost magic. He’s been around so long, he’s not sure what his mother tongue is. Angus likes a good metaphor and a wee dram of whisky on cold nights.lessons with Angus.

Princess - The Hell Hound

Princess is a sweet as a puppy and as fierce as a creature that guards the doorway to hell. She loves longs walks and belly rubs. Princess appears in Book 3.

Errol - The Bodach

Errol is a bodach with unique communication skills. He might look small, but his magic packs a wallop. Errol is a bit of a radical who rarely misses the evening news. He likes strong tea and a warm bed beside his bonsai tree. Errol appears in Book 2, Dervishes Don't Dance.