This is a modern-day adventure story featuring Paulo's supernatural encounter with angels - who appear as warrior women and travel through the Mojave desert on their motorbikes.
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. The Valkyries is a compelling account of this forty day quest into the searing heat of the Mojave Desert, where Paulo and his wife, Chris, encounter the Valkyries - warrior women who travel the desert on motorcycles, spreading the word of angels.
This exotic spiritual odyssey is a rare combination of truth, myth, imagination and inspiration. Ultimately it is a story about being able to forgive our past and believe in our future.
`Coelho's writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts... he gives me hope and puts a smile on my face.'
`One of the few to deserve the term
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
`His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.'
Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947. Having travelled extensively throughout Latin America, as well as Europe and North Africa, he was at various times a playwright, a theatre director , and a popular songwriter for some of Brazil's most famous pop musicians. With the publication of his first books, The Pilgrimage (1987) and The Alchemist (1988) he embarked on a career that would establish him as Brazil's best known novelist. His books have sold more than 21 million copies world wide and have been translated into 42 languages. He has received numerous literary awards from a wide variety of countries. His books dominate the bestseller lists in France, Italy, Germany & Greece.