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Shield-Maiden: Winternights Gambit: A Shadows of Valhalla Prequel (The Shadows of Valhalla) Kindle Edition
An heir to ashes.
A princess without a throne.
Ervie, the daughter of the warrior-shaman Jarl Mjord and the völva Lady Blomma, was born to rule two jarldoms and wield a magical bloodline reaching to Asgard itself. But the Norns have not been kind. Her father dead, now all she has is a famous name and a lingering sense of what might have been. But this Winternights blót, the Ǽsir will conspire to set the Reindeer Princess on her path toward destiny.
Fans of Viking tales will relish The Shadows of Valhalla series. This sweeping Viking historical fantasy retells the story of the second heroine named Hervor—called Ervie by those who know her well—the inspiring shield-maiden from the Norse Hervarar Saga.
Readers of the Road to Valhalla series will love this bridge prequel novella between Hervor’s tale in the Road to Valhalla series and that of the shield-maiden Ervie.
*Please note: Winternights Gambit is a 13k word novella prequel to the Shadows of Valhalla series.
From the Publisher
Enthralling Viking Historical Fiction
Get swept up in this enchanting retelling of a Norse legend! Born to rule two jarldoms, Ervie should have had a life of ease. But the Norns had different plans. Her parents' legacy undone, this descendant of the trickster god will find herself on a path to reclaim what was lost…and follow her destiny. The Shadows of Valhalla series, inspired by the Norse Hervarar Saga, follows the adventures of the second Hervor, the legendary shield-maiden who faced the Huns.
- ASIN : B09MB61LRD
- Publisher : Clockpunk Press (November 19, 2021)
- Publication date : November 19, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 5044 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 62 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #40,836 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I really love the world this author has created and the vivid details she intertwines within the pages. Time stands still for me, and I become a part of these stories as I read them. In fact, I could feel the cold, the questioning, and the presence of the characters in this novella. This is a wonderful teaser for what is to come.
This novella can be read as a standalone, with no need to read Shield Maiden series first. However, I am ALWAYS going to recommend reading it because it is a brilliant adventure, I don't want anyone to miss. That said, choose your path or allow the Gods to do it for you. *Wink, wink*
*For those who read the first series (Shield Maiden) this short teaser of a novella is a nice balm for the aftermath of that ending (I don't know about you, but I still have lots of feelings, LOL). I really enjoyed seeing my favorite characters from the first series and knowing that they are well and happy and living life.
Now, while we wait for the next story, I highly suggest any other book from this author to fill the time.
Reading this on the Winter Solstice was a wonderful tribute to the season. I look forward to seeing the path Ervie takes & how her future unfolds. This was a perfect set up for great adventures to come.
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3.5 stars ⭐️