Freydis Gard is Sigrun Gard's sister. She first appears in Peace Talks.

Description[edit | edit source]

Freydis Gard is a redheaded Valkyrie, as tall and attractive as her sister. She has the same, or at least similar, powers as Sigrun given her ability to foretell when a warrior will die[1] and to employ rune-based magic.[2] She is also sold out as a personal bodyguard by Vadderung through Monoc Securities, as Lara Raith hired her for the same purpose that Marcone hired Gard.

In the series[edit | edit source]

Peace Talks[edit | edit source]

Freydis Gard
Are you seeing anyone?
[Murphy blinks]
Freydis Gard
Mortals make the best lovers by far, and this job means I’m basically sexually frustrated around the clock. But it’s hard to find mortals I respect.
Karrin Murphy
Um.
[Freydis glances from Murphy to Dresden and back]
Freydis Gard
I don’t mind sharing.
Karrin Murphy
I’m…I’m Catholic.
Freydis Gard
I don’t mind conflicted, either.
— Freydis meets Karrin Murphy[3]

In Peace Talks, Freydis is introduced as Lara's new arcane consultant and bodyguard, having enshrouded the Raith estate in wards to protect against magic.[4] When Freydis meets Karrin Murphy, she becomes impressed by her tenacity and quickly gets smitten with her, considering Freydis' sexual tension from being surrounded by incubi but not allowed to have sex with them.[3] Later, Freydis attends the peace summit as Lara's bodyguard, pretending to slug Harry Dresden for sexual assault as a ruse to get everyone discreetly out of sight. There, she uses rune-based magic to create an illusion of Lara Raith copulating with Dresden, more distraction to allow those two to rescue Thomas Raith.[2]

Freydis Gard
You two are just precious.
Karrin Murphy
Freydis, fuck off.
Freydis Gard
Fucking off, ma’am.
— Freydis watches Murphy comfort Dresden[5]

Freydis then accompanies Lara to Demonreach, reporting to Lara when she witnesses Dresden consigning Thomas Raith to the Well beneath Demonreach.[6] Lara then attempts to kill Dresden, with Freydis coming along to assist her client, but Harry simply entombs Lara in earth and launches Freydis into Lake Michigan. Stymied, Freydis changes tact and kidnaps Murphy; however, Murphy removes the clips of two fragmentation grenades, threatening to kill them both, so Freydis flees with a hasty murmur of "Gods, that's hot". Changing tact once again, Freydis attempts to sneak up on Dresden, but his intellectus immediately identifies her location and allows him to entomb her in earth as well. Lara eventually arranges for the release of them both, but Freydis is now thoroughly frightened by Dresden's unnatural powers.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Peace Talks, ch. 35
  2. 2.0 2.1 Peace Talks, ch. 25
  3. 3.0 3.1 Peace Talks, ch. 24
  4. Peace Talks, ch. 14
  5. Peace Talks, ch. 32
  6. Peace Talks, ch. 34
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