Today I am taking part in the Storytellers on Tour Cover Reveal for what looks like it will be an exciting tale of a Viking shield maiden with supernatural abilities. I can’t wait to read this one! Thank you to Justine and Timy for having me along on the reveal!
Alex S. Bradshaw grew up in Kent in the UK and spent much of his childhood hiding (sometimes under tables) and reading a book.
He has always been a fan of epic stories (as well as dinosaurs and cake) so it came as no surprise to anyone that he went on to study Classics and Ancient History at university.
Now Alex works in publishing and has turned his hand to making epic stories of his own.
Windborn by Alex S. Bradshaw
Series: Windborn (#1)
Expected Publication: April 28, 2021
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Cover Art: Raph Herrera Lomotan (https://www.artstation.com/raphlomotan)
Cover Design: Shawn T King at STK Kreations (http://stkkreations.com/)
And now – without further ado – here’s the epic looking cover!!
Edda Grettasdottir certainly looks like a badass Viking shield maiden! This is definitely something I would like to read.
Drowning is only the beginning…
Edda Gretasdottir is a raider, a fell-handed shield-maiden, feared along every coast. Hers is a life woven in battle scars.
But she never wanted to walk the warrior’s path. All she wanted was freedom, to earn enough gold to buy her family their own remote farm, and to escape their oppressive chieftain. Now, she has enough plunder so that she can finally hang up her shield and live in peace.
That peace is stolen from Edda, however, when raiders burn her home, destroy all that she loves, and toss her, wounded and bleeding, into the ravenous ocean.
But the fates are cruel and this is not the end for Edda: she rises from the bloody surf as a Windborn, a cursed warrior whose supernatural gifts are a poor exchange for everything she has lost.
Fuelled by rage and armed with strange new powers Edda will hunt for whoever sent the raiders, for whoever is responsible for taking everything from her. She will show them the sharp edge of her axe… or die trying.
Windborn is a dark, character-driven Norse fantasy packed with emotion, deadly foes, and vicious battles.
Get your copy of Windborn now to hear Edda’s epic tale!
Praise for Windborn:
“On the surface a novel about superhero Vikings, Windborn is a triumph of storytelling that isn’t afraid to pull your heart out of your chest, kick it about the frost-coated battlefield, and then shove it back in again, expecting you to still be able to use it properly.
With this impressive debut, Alex Bradshaw has firmly established himself as a fantasy author worth paying attention to.”
– Benedict Patrick, author of the Yarnsworld and Darkstar novels.