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The Serpent & The Dead

A Marvel: Legends of Asgard Novel

Published by Aconyte
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

An extraordinary duo of Asgardian Heroines battle across the Ten Realms, in this epic fantasy adventure set in Marvel’s Legends of Asgard

Brunnhilde the Valkyrie, the fearsome Asgardian warrior entrusted with conveying worthy souls to the heroes’ afterlife, stalks a battlefield finding only empty husks. Yet the souls are not already in Valhalla, or the lesser afterworlds – they have vanished. She enlists the aid of the valiant Lady Sif, and together they scour Asgard for answers. Rumors abound of towns being attacked by a horde of soldiers who cannot be killed. Someone is building an immortal army and stealing Asgardian souls… A worthy challenge for two of Asgard’s mightiest champions!

ANNA STEPHENS is the acclaimed British author of the Godblind Trilogy – an epic fantasy series somewhere on the grimdark scale, as well as a selection of novellas and short fiction. She has a second Dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and trains in sword fighting.

  • Publisher: Aconyte (November 11, 2021)
  • Length: 336 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781839080685

“Builds to an epic crescendo… deeply emotional and unexpectedly hopeful.”

– Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Writes her name in blood on the roster of masters of grimdark alongside the likes of Mark Lawrence and Joe Abercrombie.”

– B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

"Anna Stephens, an acclaimed British fantasy author, seems right at home with the rich mythology of Asgard and the choreographing of combat sequences throughout the book. She delivers an engaging adventure that shines a spotlight on one of Marvel's lesser known heroines."

– Martin's View

"I had so much fun with this book, and it really ticked all the boxes for me – action and emotion, fast-paced and gripping, but still taking those essential moments just for the characters."

– Beneath a Thousand Skies

"There were many exciting action sequences in this fast-paced novel with plenty of well-choreographed fight scenes."

– Sue's Musings

More books in this series: Marvel Legends of Asgard