So we all know that book covers with dragons on them are just better right? As soon as my guest reviewer and I saw this cover of The Shadow of the Gods we were both smitten. And based on how much praise I’ve heard now about this book it makes me want to pick it up! Keep reading this book review to find out what this guest reviewer thought!
After the gods warred and drove themselves to extinction, the cataclysm of their fall shattered the land of Vigrið.
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 . . .
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
This book has certainly earned its place among my all-time favourites. It’s amazing how well the author manages to depict life during the Viking area. If you ever wondered how it would feel like to travel through snow-covered Norway, be part of a shield wall, or man the rudder of a longship this book has you covered.
Filled with hardships, challenges and companionship, the book follows three protagonists on their journey through an unforgiving and brutal world. The gods went to war among themselves and left the world littered with corpses and in ruin.
I really liked that this happened merely a couple hundred years ago and it’s still fresh in everyone’s mind from their bedtime stories. It makes you feel like an adventurer whenever you come across a relic from that time.
If all that has you not convinced to immediately pick up this book, the absolutely gorgeous cover will. A beautiful story for your imagination and one of the best-looking books for your bookshelf.