Val Hall: The Even Years
Val Hall 1
by Alma Alexander
Not Valhalla. Not Odin’s gathering place for gods and immortals.
Val Hall, home and last sanctuary for retired Superheroes (Third Class.)
Val Hall, raised by the vision and devotion of one man for others of
his kind in the wreckage of the world left behind in the ashes of the
conflagration of what they called the Great War.
Men and women in whom an extraordinary moment released one singular
extraordinary power, gathered under the definition of Superheroes
(Third Class), could gather here in the twilight of their lives in
search of security, contentment, care, and peace – they could come
here to find, and take shelter with, others of their kind.
From those who could know the unknowable, release gifts trapped in
other minds, free ancient memories with a single touch, lead their kin
back to the Promised Land, or face down a volcano, their powers are
banked – until the instant in which they are kindled into something
unforgettable. These are ordinary people, living ordinary lives. They
could be your grandmother, your brother, your neighbor, your friend.
They could be you.
Val Hall is here for all who have need of it.
These are the stories from the even years of Val Hall’s century. Look
for the companion volume, “Val Hall: The Odd Years” for more stories
of valor and grace.