The Witcher meets Vikings in this new Norse-inspired fantasy series from acclaimed British author John Gwynne, which will thrill his existing fans as well as being the perfect starting point for new readers
'A masterfully crafted, brutally compelling Norse-inspired epic' Anthony Ryan
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 Vigrio, 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 bloody vengeance, The Shadow of the Gods begins an epic new fantasy saga from bestselling author John Gwynne.
Further praise for The Shadow of the Gods
'Visceral, heart-breaking and unputdownable' Jay Kristoff
'A satisfying and riveting read. The well-realised characters move against a backdrop of a world stunning in its immensity. It's everything I've come to expect from a John Gwynne book' Robin Hobb
'A masterclass in storytelling . . . epic, gritty fantasy with an uncompromising amount of heart' FanFiAddict
'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
'Reminds me of all that I love in the fantasy genre. The Shadow of the Gods is an action-packed cinematic read' Fantasy Hive
John Gwynne is one of the modern masters of heroic fantasy
John Gwynne writes fantasy with the heart of a hero and the inventiveness of a master mage
Gwynne is setting a new benchmark in fantasy
Great characters and plot . . . Highly recommended
Reminds me of all that I love in the fantasy genre. The Shadow of the Gods is an action-packed cinematic read - Fantasy Hive
A masterfully crafted, brutally compelling Norse-inspired epic
Visceral, heart-breaking and unputdownable
A satisfying and riveting read. The well-realised characters move against a backdrop of a world stunning in its immensity. It's everything I've come to expect from a John Gwynne book
John Gwynne studied and lectured at Brighton University. He's played double bass in a rock 'n' roll band and travelled the USA and Canada. He is married with four children and lives in Eastbourne, where he is part of a Viking re-enactment group. When not writing, he can often be found standing in a shield wall with his three sons about him.