The awesome cover only scratches the surface of how amazing this book is. The characters, the world-building, the twisty plot, and the way connections are revealed throughout the story all added up to make this my favorite read of the year so far, and one of my all-time favorites as well. If you liked Logen Ninefingers from Joe Abercrombie's First Law Trilogy, you will absolutely LOVE Orka from The Shadow of the Gods. And the big reveal at the end! Let's just say the sequel is already my most anticipated read of next year. Recommended By Bethany O., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
THE GREATEST SAGAS ARE WRITTEN IN BLOOD.
A century has passed since the gods fought and drove themselves to extinction. Now only their bones remain, promising great power to those brave enough to seek them out.
As whispers of war echo across the land of Vigrid, fate follows in the footsteps of three warriors: a huntress on a dangerous quest, a noblewoman pursuing battle fame, and a thrall seeking vengeance among the mercenaries known as the Bloodsworn.
All three will shape the fate of the world as it once more falls under the shadow of the gods.
Set in a brand-new, Norse-inspired world, and packed with myth, magic, and vengeance, The Shadow of the Gods begins an epic new fantasy saga from bestselling author John Gwynne.
"A masterfully crafted, brutally compelling Norse-inspired epic." Anthony Ryan
About the Author
John Gwynne is the author of The Faithful and the Fallen quartet and the Of Blood and Bone trilogy. He studied and lectured at Brighton University. He's been in a rock 'n' roll band, playing the double bass, traveled the USA and lived in Canada for a time. He is married with four children and lives in Eastbourne, running a small family business rejuvenating vintage furniture.