S.T. Bende

Biography

Before finding domestic bliss in suburbia, S.T. Bende lived in Manhattan Beach (where she became overly fond of Peet’s Coffee) and Europe… where she became overly fond of McVitie's cookies. Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher inspired the books of the Elsker Saga and the Ære Saga. And her love of a galaxy far, far away inspired her to write children's books for Star Wars. She hopes her characters make you smile, and she dreams of skiing on Jotunheim and Hoth.

Find S.T. on Twitter @stbende, her website (www.stbende.com), or her newsletter (http://smarturl.it/BendeNewsletter).

Where to find S.T. Bende online

Where to buy in print

Series

Alfheim Academy
When an unprecedented attack threatens the very heart of Alfheim, a sixteen-year-old girl has to decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to protect her new home. Her choice may mean the difference between survival and annihilation—not only for Aura, but for the world she’s always been destined to rule.
Viking Academy
A new series from bestselling author S.T. Bende.
The Ære Saga
When seventeen-year-old Mia Ahlström discovers her new boyfriend is the Norse God of War, she realizes a realm she never knew existed is the key to saving Midgard (Earth). Become what you believe.
The Elsker Saga
When bookish student Kristia Tostenson falls in love with the Norse God of Winter, her orderly life becomes very messy. Dream across the realms.

Books

Royal Rebel (Alfheim Academy: Book Three)
Series: Alfheim Academy. Pre-release—available July 10, 2020. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,260. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
When dark powers move against her home, an unlikely princess sets out to determine exactly who might be strong enough to overpower the light realms. With more than just Alfheim’s future on the line, Aura must decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice for the home she’s grown to love . . . and the warrior who’s claimed her heart.
Dark Faerie (Alfheim Academy: Book Two)
Series: Alfheim Academy. Pre-release—available July 10, 2020. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,560. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
In the face of dark magic, powerful enemies, and the unlikeliest of allies, Aura discovers the true nature of her own duality. It turns out that she’s more than just the crown princess of Alfheim. She’s a dark faerie. And now she’s met her match.
Alfheim Academy (Alfheim Academy: Book One)
Series: Alfheim Academy. Pre-release—available July 10, 2020. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,550. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When an unprecedented attack threatens the very heart of Alfheim, a sixteen-year-old girl has to decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to protect her new home. Her choice may mean the difference between survival and annihilation—not only for Aura, but for the world she’s always been destined to rule.
Viking Academy: Viking Vow
Series: Viking Academy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,930. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Viking Academy: Viking Vow The third book in a brand new Saga from International Bestselling Author S.T. Bende. Saga Skånstad knows three things to be true: (1) She’s trapped a thousand years in her past; (2) She’s in love with the heir to the unconventional Valkyris clan; and (3) A vitriolic Viking is hunting her new family . . . and he won’t back down until he’s claimed their entire world.
Viking Academy: Viking Conspiracy
Series: Viking Academy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,340. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Viking Academy: Viking Conspiracy Viking Academy: Book 2 The second book in a brand new Saga from International Bestselling Author S.T. Bende. Tentative series release schedule: Viking Academy: Book 1 - May 2019 Viking Academy: Book 2 - July 2019 Viking Academy: Book 3 - September 2019
Viking Academy: Viking Academy
Series: Viking Academy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,350. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
When seventeen-year-old Saga Skånstad discovers an antique dagger, she’s sucked into a world where Vikings rule the seas and dragons roam the skies, and the only thing more dangerous than the chief who takes her captive is the rival who steals her away. She enrolls at the magical Valkyris Academy where she learns to survive in her new world... and to guard her heart from Erik Halvarsson.
The Ære Saga Boxed Set (Books 1-4)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 315,830. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
"Like a summer superhero movie, this YA fantasy features dazzling adventure and a truly epic romance." -iBooks Official Review From international bestselling author S.T. Bende comes the COMPLETE story of the Ære Saga (Books 1-4)! Mia Ahlström just discovered her new boyfriend is the Norse God of War. Her orderly life is about to become very complicated.
Perfekt Match (The Ære Saga Book 4)
Series: The Ære Saga. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,960. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Valkyrie Brynn Aksel must team up with the Goddess of Love to stop the darkness threatening to destroy the realms. Ragnarok has arrived . . . and it's shaping up to be the perfekt storm.
Perfekt Balance (The Ære Saga Book 3)
Series: The Ære Saga. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,100. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Asgard depends on Elsa Fredriksen to hold the realms in perfekt balance.
Perfekt Control (The Ære Saga Book 2)
Series: The Ære Saga. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,480. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When Hel's minions abduct Asgard's Goddess of Love, valkyrie Brynn Aksel discovers life is too short to live under perfekt control. It's time to rule the realms.
Supernatural Chronicles: The Asgardians
Series: The Elsker Saga. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,630. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
(2.00 from 1 review)
Norse goddess Inga Andersson is on a mission to locate a lost relic. Let the hunt begin.
Perfekt Order (The Ære Saga Book 1)
Series: The Ære Saga. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,180. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
When seventeen-year-old Mia Ahlström discovers she's in love with the Norse God of War, the perfekt order of her world is turned on it's head. Choosing Tyr may be the biggest distraction—or the greatest adventure—she’s ever had. All's fair when you're in love with War.
The Elsker Saga Box Set - Books 1-3 + Novella
Series: The Elsker Saga. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 195,010. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
“When Kristia discovers that her new boyfriend is the Norse god of winter, she’s plunged into a world beyond her wildest dreams… A breathtaking fantasy series brimming with romance, magic, and danger!” -Bookbub
Tro (The Elsker Saga Book 3)
Series: The Elsker Saga. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,900. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Kristia knows she can handle whatever The Fates throw at her next. But as things heat up between her and Ull, a frost settles over Asgard. Kristia’s barely begun to understand what she’s capable of, and with her new family fighting for their lives, and Ull fighting for their future, Kristia has to make a devastating choice: preserve the life she loves, or protect the god she can’t live without?
Endre (The Elsker Saga Book 2)
Series: The Elsker Saga. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,300. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Winning the heart of an immortal assassin was a dream come true for Kristia Tostenson. But her decision to become immortal could end in heartbreak -- not only for Kristia, but also for the god who loves her. While Ull would do anything to protect his girl, even the God of Winter is powerless against the Norse apocalypse. Ragnarok is coming. And the gods aren't even close to ready.
Elsker (The Elsker Saga Book 1)
Series: The Elsker Saga. Price: Free! Words: 67,780. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Kristia Tostenson just discovered her new boyfriend is the Norse God of Winter . . . and an immortal assassin fated to die at Ragnarok, the battle destined to destroy Asgard and Earth. Her orderly life just got very messy.
Tur (The Elsker Saga 0.5)
Series: The Elsker Saga. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,100. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(2.00 from 1 review)
An Upper Young Adult/New Adult Novella: When evil invades Asgard, Inga Andersson's perfect world falls apart. Someone is planning to kill the gods, and Inga's best friend, Ull, is first on their list. With the Norse apocalypse nanoseconds away, she has to decide how to spend her final moments of freedom. Because the minute the battle begins, Inga's happily ever after will be a mere memory