The Shadow of the Gods

The Shadow of the Gods

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"A masterfully crafted, brutally compelling Norse-inspired epic." --Anthony Ryan, author of The Pariah

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.

For more from John Gwynne, check out:
Of Blood and BoneA Time of DreadA Time of BloodA Time of Courage The Faithful and the FallenMaliceValorRuinWrath
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 152 x 234 x 38mm | 522g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0316539880
  • 9780316539883
  • 94,260

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"Quintessential Gwynne, honed to perfection . . . The Shadow of the Gods is absolutely stunning, one hell of an epic series opener, and a spectacular dose of Viking-flavoured fantasy."--The Tattooed Book Geek
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About John Gwynne

John Gwynne studied and lectured at Brighton University. He's played double bass in a rock 'n' roll band and traveled the USA and Canada. He is married with four children and lives in Eastbourne, where he is part of a Viking reenactment group. When not writing, he can often be found standing in a shield wall with his three sons about him. His dogs think he is their slave.
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4,534 ratings
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4 32% (1,472)
3 10% (454)
2 2% (105)
1 1% (49)
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