A Novel With Gravitas
(Gravitas Series – Sybil of Valkyrie Book 2)
A forbidden love. An impossible mission.
A planet where death lurks at every turn.
Sybil of Planet Valkyrie can’t go home until she confronts the rulers of Planet Fury, where assassination is a popular pastime. The Furies demand that Sybil tap the powers of her familiar demons to find an answer that may not exist—or die trying.
Praise for Valkyrie on Planet Fury:
“A heady blend of science fiction and erotic fun, satire and mind-thrilling and chilling detail.” Frannie Zellman, author of The Fatland Trilogy
“A thoroughly enjoyable read!” Karen J. Mossman, author of The Secret
“Weaves Greek and Norse mythology into an action-packed tale with visionary ideas, hilarious wit and sexy fun.” Jaqueline Girdner, author of the Kate Jasper mysteries
About the Author
She has written and directed a play, written dozens of articles for Buddhist publications and contributed humorous short pieces and interviews to both online and print magazines. Her favorite, an interview of Darlene Cates, star of What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, is available on her website at www.lmurray.com.
Twitter Name: @lynnemurray
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Lynne has published eight books featuring large, in-charge heroines, real life situations and genuine humor. Her mystery series featuring Josephine Fuller, Sleuth of Size who doesn’t apologize won her the NAAFA Distinguished Achievement Award.
Lynne’s heroines have solved mysteries, joined forces with rogue vampires and visited other planets.
By Peggy Elam, Ph.D. on February 6, 2016
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By Theresa F on March 16, 2016
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had found her lost husband, Josu and they had barely escaped with their lives from the forbidden
zone, planet Earth; an escape facilitated by a mysterious and not completely trustworthy
individual called “Feeney” who had used a mutual aid agreement he held with the Furies and the
Sirens to ensure their escape from Earth.
Now, the Furies want payment for the lives of Sybil and Josu, and collecting from Feeney
won’t satisfy them. Immediately upon returning to Planet Valkyrie, Senior Clan Mother Val-
Isvenlena dispatches Val-Sybilla and Josu to Planet Fury to placate the Furies. Fury is a planet
ruled by women as is Valkyrie, but it is bathed in Wroth, a warlike anger pheromone with effects
directly opposite the Valkyrie’s abundant sensual sex pheromone, Gravitas. Wroth has ensured a
social system on Fury ruled by assassination and minor issues such as personal disagreements
and political successions are decided by fights to the death. Val-Isvenlena secretly hopes the
Furies will kill Val-Sybilla and Josu ridding her of a sticky social problem. However, the Furies
need a communication method that can’t be intercepted and they are hoping that Val-Sybilla will
be able to find a Furious equivalent to the Valkyrian mental demons used to extract information
from the There/Not there. Thus the stage is set, for Sybil and Josu, in fear of their lives, to do the
bidding of the Furies in payment for their escape from Earth, while Val-Isvenlena plots to rid
herself of Val-Sybilla and Josu and award Sybil’s estate to her whining sister Cariya.
Valkyrie on Planet Fury is narrated by Sybil in the first person.
By Boundless Book Reviews on April 17, 2016
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I was asked to read and review Valkyrie on planet Fury: A novel with Gravitas. Once I started it, I realized it wasn’t the first book in the series, and frankly, I was confused. I went back to get the first book, Gravitas: Valkyrie in the Forbidden Zone, to read first. Both titles are available on Kindle Unlimited.
Valkyrie picks up where Gravitas leaves off. Sybil and Jasu have returned from Earth, only to be summoned to planet Fury, for some unknown reason. The Fury are pretty much the Valkyrie antithesis; where the Valkyrie Gravitas is a powerful aphrodisiac, the Fury produce wroth
“….a compound that produces the opposite effect _ anger, revenge, merciless destruction.”
Needless to say, they are in a very precarious position on a hostile planet.
There was a lot going on in Valkyrie, on Planet Fury, and for a bit, I wasn’t sure if we had a clear course to the story. At some points, I was a bit confused with what was going on, and had to re-read parts for clarity. I also noticed more errors; such as using wrong words, or words being switched to the point where it interrupted my concentration while I read.
Overall, I found Valkyrie on Planet Fury extremely entertaining. Had it not been for those few issues; and again, with those ever present fade to blacks, I would have rated it higher. I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first, but I think it was a fun ride!….Sara
By Kazz Moss on January 21, 2016
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This was a whole new world in genre for me and it was in the literary sense, too. Murray had created not only a new world, but new planets, which are described in detail. A detail that gave me thorough picture of what she had painted with words. I could envisage it perfectly and on many occasions, I felt I was there, too.
I particularly like the ‘sirens’ and that birds lived in their hair. There was also The Furies, a fearsome race who had something entirely different in their hair. Think Medusa, in fact Medusa is in the story, and I loved the fact there was a little surprise for the reader there.
The most interesting thing was the complete role reversal. The women were the more dominant characters and they were the ones that looked after their men. Men being the operative word as they could have many husbands as they wished, and some had as many as ten. They were the keeper of the houses and ran the estates.
Told in the first person by Sybil, her view of her world as the ‘bread winner’ was fascinating. She visited the planet of the Furies and meets the Godmothers, who are similar to Queens and sat on thrones. Her mission was to find children who could communicate between the planets. And like any mission it is fraught with