Shieldmaiden

Publisher : Accent Press Ltd
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ISBN : 1786153645
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

Download or read book Shieldmaiden written by Marianne Whiting and published by Accent Press Ltd. This book was released on 2016-12-02 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You are your father's daughter... A young Viking woman picks up her sword and goes in search of retribution and justice. In 934 the English are fighting the Norse for supremacy over the North. Worship of the old Norse gods is challenged by Christianity. Traditional loyalties are tested and revenge can be swift and violent. In Cumbria a man is outlawed and killed. Faced with a life of destitution and servitude, his daughter Sigrid's only option is to appeal to the King of Norway to reverse his judgement on her father and allow her to inherit the family farm. But Norway is far away and Sigrid has only her wits and her skill with the sword to help her cause. Sigrid sets out to regain her birthright, encountering kings, warriors and villains on her quest. While her fighting skills earn her admiration, she must also learn about duty, honour and loyalty if she is to grow from a headstrong teenager into a woman and a respected warrior.

Shieldmaiden Squadron

Publisher : S.T. Bende
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Pages : 250 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

Download or read book Shieldmaiden Squadron written by S.T. Bende and published by S.T. Bende. This book was released on 2021-08-24 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eighteen-year-old Ingrid Tirsdatter is a shieldmaiden—a Viking warrior tasked with protecting her clan while upholding their virtues of honor, valor, and total domination. She’s one-hundred-percent focused on climbing the shieldmaiden ranks, and not at all focused on Axel Andersson—the overly confident and unnaturally good-looking warrior who saved her life exactly one time . . . and hasn’t let her forget it. When an unparalleled enemy threatens Ingrid’s clan, she vows to do everything in her power to protect her home. But saving Valkyris will require her to travel one thousand years into the future, join an elite Southern California sorority, capture a magic-wielding psychopath . . . and not fall for the one warrior in all the realms who could be her undoing. Ingrid’s new assignment is a nightmare in the making, but she’s determined to do her clan proud. After all, she’s a shieldmaiden. And shieldmaidens never back down. This is a full length, young adult fantasy for readers who love action, adventure, subterfuge and romance.

Shield Maiden

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1472918630
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (472 users)

Download or read book Shield Maiden written by Stuart Hill and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-09-22 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "No enemy may find this place; we hide it in mist and shadow..." When King Alfred's great hall is destroyed by the Vikings, the king must flee with his family. But his daughter Aethelflaed knows that hiding in the marshes, far away from the battlefield, is the last thing she wants to do; can she fulfill her destiny and become a warrior princess, a shield maiden? Flashbacks offer dramatic stories set at key moments in history, perfect for introducing children to historical topics.

The Last Shield-Maiden

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Pages : 268 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (582 users)

Download or read book The Last Shield-Maiden written by Graham John Kelly and published by . This book was released on 2020-12-17 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Four Female Protagonists:Three Shieldmaidens and one ex-maiden (a twin of the quest leader) A single male; Bryson, is out of his depth, he is not a warrior, a little shy, though intrigued by the Maiden's fighting skills. (Alternative fantasy-world of the Viking era.) Though with Wizards and Witches and Magic; dark and light beings. Bryson is not an adventurer by any stretch, he is a simple ship trader. Though he has four extremely beautiful reasons to volunteer. Even if the Shieldmaidens are celibate and follow a strict order of conduct with all males and all females who have not been through their merciless combat training. As an advantage to the solely three-hundred strong shieldmaiden order; they are sought with fair looks and above-average height. And have spelt eyes as bright as light when their training is complete. All such assets are used for disarming male opponents for a mere second in battle. Or to read people when they are bemused under their intense gaze. Bryson is held under the shieldmaiden's passive spell. Though he feels too inexperienced and far too young among their goddess-like-allure and their elite warrior status. The maidens know this so flirt with him and baffle his reactions for amusement; especially since he is the youngest among them. Bryson's confidence has no choice but to match theirs. Outside of fighting. Sink or swim, he surprises himself as the shieldmaidens constantly walk a fine line around him. The Shieldmaidens Of The Light have to remain celibate until thirty-years-old to consume their firewater and thus provoke the berserker skill-trait; allowing them to take on immeasurable enemies from the underworld or above. Dark/ Epic fantasy. Eloquently done for teenagers, except the fight scenes which are brutal. Little prose here and there, though more enjoyable for fast readers. Or for a journey you want to vanquish. Updated via Grammarly Premium 10/10/2020! Thanks to the reviews. Paperback split up as the 280.000 words is too many for Amazon's thick high-quality paper.Split into three 90.000 words per paperback and two 140.000 words per book. This is Epic Fantasy. Terry Goodkind; he writes far darker. As Terry Pratchett wrote far lighter.

Shield Maiden

Publisher : Mercia Books
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ISBN : 0956810373
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (956 users)

Download or read book Shield Maiden written by Richard Denning and published by Mercia Books. This book was released on 2012-05 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anna, a girl growing up in a Saxon village in seventh-century Mercia, finds a golden horn in the ruins of a Roman villa. Soon an ugly dwarf, a beautiful sorceress, and even her own people are after her to gain the powers of the horn.

The Last Shieldmaiden

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Pages : 295 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (614 users)

Download or read book The Last Shieldmaiden written by Graham John Kelly and published by . This book was released on 2020-02-14 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Last Shieldmaiden is an epic dark fantasy adventure set in an alternative world of the medieval era. The book is about war's axe to youth. Unrequited love. Romantic interludes. Friendship's growth through adversity. Coming of age. Bryson, who only just turned twenty, is untrained in the art of warfare and finds himself under the protection of four shieldmaidens - elite warriors that have trained since childhood, and view Bryson as young, useless - though a tad humorous. The shieldmaidens become duty-bound to protect Bryson and thus are under a strict obligation to take him on a perilous quest. To bring aid from an ancient witch before the White Islands becomes host to the dark-magi and their rank-and-file of undead-disciplined-soldiers. Risen from the grave via evil rituals and demons' whispered corruption. Wizards. Witches. Vampires. Undead. Demons. Warlocks. Four female protagonists, one male. A quest-driven adventure during an-all-out invasion of the shieldmaiden's homeland, with the odds stacked against them as this encroaching dark-tide has vanquished larger and superiorly defended islands with ease. Grim and very gruesome bloody battles ensue.Despair is courted daily.Though, the thick fire of courage and flawless swordplay that the shieldmaidens have given their entire lives to perfect. That courage burns as brightly as their magical lustre eyes.

The Last Princess

Publisher : BHC Press
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ISBN : 1643972502
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (643 users)

Download or read book The Last Princess written by Shelley Wilson and published by BHC Press. This book was released on 2022-05-24 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Northumbria, 866 AD Edith still has much to learn about the art of ruling a kingdom, but when her parents, sisters, and mentor are murdered, she is faced with the much harder challenge of staying alive long enough to get her revenge. As a girl in Anglo-Saxon England, Edith finds it hard to be heard above the Eldermen who are ripping the kingdom to pieces. She finds allies in the unexpected, and enemies closer to home, but nothing can prepare her for the arrival of the Vikings. Torn from her homeland and sold into slavery, she is determined to survive at any cost. Edith clings to her dream of returning home one day to claim her throne. As she builds friendships and finds love in a foreign world, she starts to believe in a better tomorrow until someone from her past arrives with a devastating revelation. Can she do what must be done? And will the Vikings let her leave?

The Last Shield-Maiden

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Pages : 284 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (589 users)

Download or read book The Last Shield-Maiden written by Graham John Kelly and published by . This book was released on 2021-01-02 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Four Female Protagonists: Three Shieldmaidens and one ex-maiden (a twin of the quest leader) A single male; Bryson, is out of his depth, he is not a warrior, a little shy, though intrigued by the Maiden's fighting skills. (Alternative fantasy-world of the Viking era.) Though with Wizards and Witches and Magic; dark and light beings.Bryson is not an adventurer by any stretch, he is a simple ship trader. Though he has four extremely beautiful reasons to volunteer for this Epic 800 page quest. Even if the Shieldmaidens are celibate and follow a strict order of conduct with all males and all females who have not been through their merciless combat training.As an advantage to the solely three-hundred strong shieldmaiden order; they are sought with fair looks and above-average height. And have spelt eyes as bright as light when their training is complete. All such assets are used for disarming male opponents for a mere second in battle. Or to read people when they are bemused under their intense gaze.Bryson is held under the shieldmaiden's passive spell. Though he feels too inexperienced and far too young among their goddess-like-allure and their elite warrior status. The maidens know this so flirt with him and baffle his reactions for amusement; especially since he is the youngest among them. Bryson's confidence has no choice but to match theirs. Outside of fighting. Sink or swim, he surprises himself as the shieldmaidens constantly walk a fine line around him.The Shieldmaidens Of The Light have to remain celibate until thirty-years-old to consume their firewater and thus provoke the berserker skill-trait; allowing them to take on immeasurable enemies from the underworld or above. Dark/ Epic fantasy. Eloquently done for teenagers, the fight scenes are a little brutal. Some prose here and there, though more enjoyable for fast readers. Or for a real-life journey you want to vanquish.

Spring

Publisher : Pan Macmillan
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ISBN : 0230740162
Pages : 512 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (23 users)

Download or read book Spring written by William Horwood and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2011-01-07 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The adventure of a lifetime is just beginning . . . It has lain lost and forgotten for fifteen hundred years in the ancient heartland of England – a scrap of glass and metal melded by fierce fire. It is the lost core of a flawless Sphere made by the greatest of the Anglo-Saxon CraeftLords in memory of the one he loved. Her name was Spring and contained in the very heart of this work is a spark from the Fires of Creation. But while humans have lost their belief in such things, the Hydden – little people existing on the borders of our world – have not. Breaking the silence of centuries they send one of their own, a young boy, Jack, to live among humans in the hope that he may one day find what has been lost for so long. His journey leads him to Katherine, a girl he rescues from a tragic accident ¬– it’s a meeting that will change everything. It is only through their voyage into the dangerous Hyddenworld that they will realize their destiny, find love and complete the great quest that will save both their worlds from destruction. Their journey begins with Spring . . .

Fate of the Gods (Last Descendants: An Assassin's Creed Novel Series #3)

Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
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ISBN : 1338163965
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (338 users)

Download or read book Fate of the Gods (Last Descendants: An Assassin's Creed Novel Series #3) written by Matthew J. Kirby and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2017-12-26 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Owen, Javier, and the rest of the Last Descendants teens uncover their destiny in this epic third book in the trilogy based on the hit Ubisoft video game!

Clash of the Vikings

Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
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ISBN : 1788038029
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (788 users)

Download or read book Clash of the Vikings written by Peter Wilks and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2018-04-03 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fleet of longships emerge out of the morning mist on 8th of June in AD 793, and race toward the island of Lindisfarne, one of England’s most holy sites. After beaching their vessels, blood-thirsty Norsemen wearing helmets and shields, disembark with swords and battleaxes in hand. They sprint to the monastery, force their way in and then leave behind them a swathe of ruin, vandalism and slaughter, as they ransack the buildings, dig up the altars, and haul away the holy treasures and capture many slaves in chains. The architect of the raid was Jarl Magnus Magnússon, nicknamed the Red Plagye. But distracted by his campaign to build the foundations of a vast empire, he underestimates the greed and jealousy of another scheming Scandinavian noble called Sigvald Foeslayer, who covets the Red Plague’s shipping fleet and burgeoning territory gains back in Norway. With the fate of his family and homeland at stake, unless he can slay the rival chieftain and his allies, Magnússon’s reign could come to a sudden, bloody end in the Clash of the Vikings. This historical action-adventure conveys the spirit, manners and social conditions of the period, portraying the life and death of Vikings. It will appeal to those with an interest in adventure and historical fiction.

Merde on the Orient Express

Publisher : Ian Wood
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Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

Download or read book Merde on the Orient Express written by Ian Wood and published by Ian Wood. This book was released on 2019-06-03 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You know how it goes: the twelve slays of Christmas? Well that's not what happens here. Once again parody runs riot, and insanity is the only safer harbor - if you can find one under all that snow - that is, flakes of frozen water. You'll never guess whodunnit. Neither will Herakles Parrot. From the completely insane author of: Baker Street Ace 'tec' Bar Trek Dire Virgins It's a Wonderful Lie! Misadventures Mindgame Raw Stars and Rumped!

Beyond Birkun

Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 1475945728
Pages : 416 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (475 users)

Download or read book Beyond Birkun written by Michael W. Lowe and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2012-08 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Peace reigns over the land. The sorcerer Mellette is sealed within his catacombs, Emory and Erin happily reside in Wizardmont, and Tostan and Maria are making a life together in Fortun. Nevertheless, Tostan is troubled. Trading horses barely calms his warrior spirit, while Emory's continuing blindness nags at his heart. Challenged to do something about his friend's affliction, Tostan leaves his comfortable life behind and embarks upon a dangerous quest for a cure. Ride with Tostan and his warhorse Surefoot as they travel beyond Birkun to the land of the fiercely independent Druids. Walk with Tostan amidst the solar stones and tarandu as he makes new friends, debates skeptic leaders, and engages mistrustful rivals. Watch and listen as they take the measure of Tostan and his quest. Will Tostan's abilities negotiate the political intrigues and overcome the mistrust of the Druids? Can he find a cure before the sharp knives of the Toblarian Assassins find him? The friendship of Tostan and Emory was forged in childhood and tempered at Wizardmont and Bryunzet. It binds them together, like brothers. They have each sacrificed much to keep their friendship strong. How much more is Tostan willing to sacrifice?

The Last Shieldmaiden

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Pages : 201 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (729 users)

Download or read book The Last Shieldmaiden written by Graham John Kelly and published by . This book was released on 2021-03-28 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Epic Fantasy. Wizards. Witches. Warriors. Warlocks. Invasion. War. Romance. Vampires. Undead Soldiers with retained tactics. Dark Mages. Demons and underworld creatures. All-Out-Gruesome War and Explicit Deaths are a backdrop to a coming of age journey with unrequited love, and romantic liaisons; elegant in its approach. A Fast read! Four elite celibate shieldmaidens and a young twenty-year-old ship trader are ordered upon a dire quest for the sake of many. Along this quest will be heartbreak, growth for good or bad. And a unique storyline. As an advantage to the three hundred strong shieldmaiden order, they are sought with fair looks and above-average height. And have spelt eyes as bright as light. Paperbacks split because at near 300.000 words along with Amazon's thick paper the books are heavy. Thus the series was required and requested (for paperbacks only!) The E-book is the full 800 pages of book one in this saga (Only paperbacks needed to be split to varying degrees. My reviews and emails have asked for more war, so more blood and guts are in the making! ( It was bugging me too, though I stumbled upon a way for 10-20 pages to extend the final battle scenes. The next book, eBook 2, is bubbling away. Forgive me, I have dyslexia, my grammar is improving, my vocabulary too. This is my first ever book. Passion for the craft has ignited in me, even the re-writes I enjoy. I am writing a comedy right now, in hope of some laughter at such times. Yet the maidens are becoming restless!

The Last Shield-Maiden

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Pages : 212 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (581 users)

Download or read book The Last Shield-Maiden written by Graham John Kelly and published by . This book was released on 2020-12-13 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Epic Dark Fantasy. Wizard & Witches. Warlocks. Invasion & War & Romance. Undead Soldiers. Dark Mages. Daemons and underworld creatures. All-Out-Gruesome War and Explicit Deaths. Four elite celibate shieldmaidens and a young twenty-year-old mere ship-trader are ordered upon a dire quest for the sake of many. As an advantage to the small three hundred strong shieldmaiden order; they are sought with only fair looks and above-average height. And have spelt eyes as bright as light. All used as weapons during battle. The ship trader is under their passive spell, but feels far too out of their league, though they do flirt, especially with him only being twenty years old. The shieldmaidens have to remain celibate to consume their firewater and go raging Berserker to take on countless enemies. This is Epic Fantasy. Read Terry Goodkind, he writes far darker. As Terry Pratchett wrote far lighter.

Lord of Ashes (Steelhaven: Book Three)

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0755394119
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (755 users)

Download or read book Lord of Ashes (Steelhaven: Book Three) written by R. S. Ford and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-05-07 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The concluding third novel of R. S. Ford's Steelhaven trilogy has enough thrills, valour, guts and glory to satisfy any die-hard fan of David Gemmell and Joe Abercrombie. The prince has come . . . to take his crown. 'Violent, vicious and darkly funny' Fantasy Faction The queen of Steelhaven has grown in strength. Taking up her dead father's sword, she must defend the city from the dread warlord Amon Tugha and his blood-thirsty army now at the gates. A vicious, unrelenting four-day battle ensues, the most perilous yet. No side is immune from danger as all hell breaks loose, with the threat of coups and the unleashing of the deadliest and darkest magick. Loyalty, strength and cunning will be put to test in the quest for victory. What fate awaits the free states? Praise for R.S. Ford: 'You'll find yourself looking forward to what Ford dreams up next' SFX 'Exciting and different' The British Fantasy Society 'A perfect example of tight, gritty, character-driven storytelling' Luke Scull, author of The Grim Company

Winter's Fire

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1473510414
Pages : 480 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (473 users)

Download or read book Winter's Fire written by Giles Kristian and published by Random House. This book was released on 2016-04-07 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A thrilling and breathtaking Viking saga of betrayal, bloodshed and brotherhood from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lancelot, Giles Kristian. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Games of Thrones. "Nobody writes this type of swaggering historical fiction better than Kristian" -- THE TIMES "A belter of a novel...perfect for fans of historical fiction and fantasy alike, from Cornwell to Abercrombie" -- BEN KANE "Combines gritty, brutal history with the lyrical essence of men as war...written with a panache that made the pages fly by. More!" -- ANTHONY RICHES "I love a good Viking romp and these are really good!" -- ***** Reader review "Giles Kristian certainly knows how to spin a yarn." -- ***** Reader review *********************************** A VOW OF VENGEANCE MUST BE KEPT... Norway AD 785. Sigurd Haraldarson has proved himself a great warrior . . . and a dangerous enemy. And yet the oath-breaker King Gorm, who betrayed Sigurd's father, still lives. The sacred vow to avenge his family burns in Sigurd's veins, but he must be patient and bide his time as he knows that he and his band of warriors are not yet strong enough to confront the treacherous king. They need silver; they need more fighters to rally to the young Viking's banner; they need to win fame upon the battlefield. And so the fellowship venture to Sweden, to fight as mercenaries. And it is there - in the face of betrayal and bloodshed, on a journey that will take him all too close to the halls of Valhalla - that Sigurd's destiny will be forged... The Vikings return in this thrilling, thunderous sequel to Giles Kristian's bestselling God of Vengeance. Sigurd's adventures continue in Wing's of the Storm.