Vala is a woman who reads the fortunes and parentage of the new Einherjar.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

The Sword of Summer

When Magnus goes to his first dinner in the feast hall. He sees the Vala for the first time. She reads the ruins for Lars Alhstrom, Dede, two humans and two more demigods. Before she can read the ruins for Magnus, the Norns arrive and do it instead.