by Kelsey Knight-King
Everyone knows a little about Wagner's opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen. There's an evil ring, brooding viking gods, and it's over when the fat lady sings. Buried under this, though, there's the story of a young woman who is exiled from Valhalla just as it begins to crumble. The past isn't done with her, though; she alone can redeem the gods who exiled her. All it will cost her is her husband.