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.
After the gods warred and drove themselves to extinction, the cataclysm of their fall shattered the land of Vigrid.
Now a new world is rising, where power-hungry jarls feud and monsters stalk the woods and mountains. A world where the bones of the dead gods still hold great power for those brave - or desperate - enough to seek them out.
Now, as whispers of war echo across the mountains and fjords, fate follows in the footsteps of three people: a huntress on a dangerous quest, a noblewoman who has rejected privilege in pursuit of battle fame, and a thrall who seeks vengeance among the famed 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 . . .
Praise for John Gwynne
'John Gwynne is one of the modern masters of heroic fantasy' Adrian Tchaikovsky
'Reminds me of why I became a fantasy enthusiast in the first place' Robin Hobb
'John Gwynne writes fantasy with the heart of a hero and the inventiveness of a master mage' Sebastien de Castell
'Extraordinarily good . . . Gwynne is setting a new benchmark in fantasy' Giles Kristian
- ISBN10 0356514188
- ISBN13 9780356514185
- Publish Date 6 May 2021 (first published 4 May 2021)
- Publish Status Forthcoming
- Publish Country GB
- Imprint Orbit
- Format Hardcover
- Pages 496
- Language English