Shield Maiden

by Sharon Emmerichs

Paperback, 2023

Status

Available

Call number

813.6

Description

Frya? has grown up hearing tales of her uncle, King Beowulf, and his spectacular defeat of the monstrous Grendel. Her one desire is to become a shield maiden in her own right, but a terrible accident during her childhood has thwarted this dream. Yet still, somehow, she feels an uncontrollable power begin to rise within herself. The last thing Frya? wants is to be forced into a political marriage, especially as her heart belongs to her lifelong friend, Theow. However, as foreign kings and chieftains descend upon her home to celebrate Beowulf's fifty years as the king of Geatland, the partnership begins to seem inevitable. That is, until, amidst the lavish gifts and drunken revelry, a discovery is made that threatens the safety of Frya?'s entire clan - and her own life. Incensed by this betrayal, Fra? resolves to fight for her people no matter the cost. As a queen should. As a shield maiden would. And as the perilous situation worsens, Frya?'s powers seem only to grow stronger. But she is not the only one to feel the effects of her new-found battle-magic. For, buried deep in her gilded lair, a dragon is drawn to Frya?'s untamed power, and is slowly awakening from a long, cursed sleep...… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2023-02-02

Physical description

9.02 inches

ISBN

1804545562 / 9781804545560
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