Saturday 27 April 2024

The number 1 Sunday Times bestselling fantasy romance.

A Fate Inked in Blood
By Danielle L. Jensen

Publication Date: 27th February 2024
Publisher: Penguin 
Page Length: 414 Pages
Genre: Viking / Historical / Fantasy

A shield maiden blessed by the gods battles to unite a nation under a power-hungry king - while also fighting her growing desire for his fiery son - in this Norse-inspired fantasy romance from the bestselling author of The Bridge Kingdom series.

Bound in an unwanted marriage, Freya spends her days gutting fish, but dreams of becoming a warrior. And of putting an axe in her boorish husband's back.

Freya's dreams abruptly become reality when her husband betrays her to the region's jarl, landing her in a fight to the death against his son. To survive, Freya is forced to reveal her deepest secret: she possesses a drop of a goddess's blood, which gives her magic capable of repelling any attack. A
magic that was foretold would unite the fractured nation of Skaland beneath a king-the one who controls the shield maiden's fate.

Believing he's destined to rule Skaland, the fanatical jarl binds Freya with a blood oath and orders his son, Bjorn, to protect Freya from their enemies. Desperate to prove her strength, Freya must train to fight and learn to control her magic, all while facing perilous tests set by the gods. Except the greatest test of all may be resisting her forbidden attraction to Bjorn. If Freya succumbs to her lust for the charming and fierce warrior, she risks not only her own destiny but the fate of all the people she swore to protect.

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A Fate Inked in Blood

Danielle L. Jensen

Credit: Katherine Calnan Photography
Danielle L. Jensen is the USA Today bestselling author of the Bridge Kingdom, Dark Shores, and Malediction series, as well as the Saga of the Unfated. Her novels are published internationally in fifteen languages. She lives in Calgary, Alberta with her family and guinea pigs.

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  1. What a cover! I absolutely love it. I can't wait to read A Fate Inked in Blood. Thank you for bring the book to my attention!

    1. You are more than welcome. I hope you enjoy A Fate Inked in Blood.

  2. A Fate Inked in Blood is now on my TBR list.

  3. This book sounds right up my street. Thank you for letting us know about it.


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