"The Valkyries" is a compelling account of a forty-day quest into the searing heat of the Mojave Desert. This exciting new edition includes exclusive ... Show synopsis "The Valkyries" is a compelling account of a forty-day quest into the searing heat of the Mojave Desert. This exciting new edition includes exclusive content, such as an interview with the author, in-depth background information on the book, recommended books if you liked this one, and much more. Why is it that we destroy the things we love most? This is the question Paulo Coelho faces in this story of his confrontation with his past. Haunted by a devastating curse, Paulo is instructed by his mysterious spiritual master to embark upon a journey - to find and speak to his guardian angel in an attempt to confront and overcome his dark past. On his journey he and his wife Chris encounter the Valkyries, strange warrior women who travel the dessert on motorcycles. This is not only a modern-day adventure, but also an exploration of one man's battle with self-doubt and fear, as well as a true story of two people striving to understand one another through adversity. Ultimately "The Valkyries" delivers a powerful message about forgiving our past and believing in our future.