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Shield-Maiden: Gambit of Blood (The Shadows of Valhalla Book 1) by [Melanie Karsak]

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Beautiful and vivid." Forest Maiden

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "This historical fiction fantasy is a read for all to enjoy and get lost in. It has a bit of everything: love, action, violence, passion, humor and so much heart."
Elysian Fields

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Another amazing book from one of my favorite authors!"
Ashley

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Unputdownable with a plot that keeps your mind and heart engaged."
M. Fritz

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "The story, the emotions, everything in this book has such power. Magic."
Phthon

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "This is a powerful, expansive read, heavy on characters and world-building, done masterfully! A real treat for us readers."
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Full of adventure, drama, humor, even some romance."
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09MB5QDLC
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Clockpunk Press (February 22, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 22, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6220 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 364 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ B09S5QNX3T
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 302 ratings

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New York Times and USA Today best-selling historical fantasy author Melanie Karsak is the author of the Celtic Blood series, Steampunk Red Riding Hood, Steampunk Fairy Tales, the Road to Valhalla Series, and other works of fantasy and fiction. The author currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children.

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Melanie's Series:

The Celtic Blood Series:

Highland Raven

Highland Blood

Highland Vengeance

Highland Queen

The Road to Valhalla Series:

Prequel: Under the Strawberry Moon

Shield-Maiden: Under the Howling Moon

Shield-Maiden: Under the Hunter's Moon

Shield-Maiden: Under the Thunder Moon

Shield-Maiden: Under the Blood Moon

Shield-Maiden: Under the Dark Moon

The Harvesting Series:

The Harvesting

Midway

The Shadow Aspect

Witch Wood

The Torn World

Steampunk Fairy Tales:

Curiouser and Curiouser: Steampunk Alice in Wonderland

Ice and Embers: Steampunk Snow Queen

Beauty and Beastly: Steampunk Beauty and the Beast

Golden Braids and Dragon Blades: Steampunk Rapunzel

Steampunk Red Riding Hood:

Wolves and Daggers

Alphas and Airships

Peppermint and Pentacles

Bitches and Brawlers

Howls and Hallows

Lycans and Legends

The Chancellor Fairy Tales:

The Glass Mermaid

The Cupcake Witch

The Fairy Godfather

Connect with me online:

Newsletter: https://bit.ly/37y35RS

Webpage: http://www.melaniekarsak.com

Facebook: @AuthorMelanieKarsak

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Instagram: @karsakmelanie

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5.0 out of 5 stars Mystical, rich, and captivating!
Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2022
I have ALWAYS loved books by Melanie Karsak and this book is no different. From the very beginning I was pulled into Ervie's world of raids, love, family, and the will of her gods. Melanie's stories are magic, infused with the perfect balance of fantasy and history.

I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to finish this gem.

Per usual, her writing is beautiful and vivid. All the characters feel real and believable, and Ervie's tenderness and tenacity as she spins around those in her company is amazing. The Norse world is mystical, rich, and captivating, rippling with mythology and sensorial visuals. And the adventures . . . I craved all of Ervie's adventures, especially into the forest where few return.

Bonus: swoony romance!

Definitely recommend this latest tale in her Shield Maiden / Valhalla series.
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