This limited series delves into the Viking origins of Areala. Her father had been a mighty warrior who trained his fiery-haired daughter in his martial ways, while her mother had been a peace-loving Christian who taught Areala compassion. As her father races into the night to fight a fearsome were-creature, Areala struggles with the conflicting ideas of protecting her mother or assisting her father. Which will win? Will Areala heed her fatherís orders, or will she fight at his side? And what role do the Valkyrie play in all of this?