Raise your shield. Defend your sisters. Prepare for battle.
Half-giant Lovis and her Shieldmaiden warband were once among the fiercest warriors in Midgard. But those days are long past and now Lovis just wants to provide a safe home for herself and her daughter - that is, until her former shield-sister Solveig shows up on her doorstep with shattering news.
Solveig's warrior daughter is trapped on the Plains of Vigrid in a siege gone ugly. Desperate to rescue her, Sol is trying to get the old warband back together again. But their glory days are a distant memory. The Shieldmaidens are Shieldmothers now, entangled in domestic obligations and ancient rivalries.
But family is everything, and Lovis was never more at home than at her shield-sisters' side. Their road won't be easy: old debts must be paid, wrongs must be righted, and the Nornir are always pulling on loose threads, leaving the Shieldmaidens facing the end of all Nine Realms. Ragnarok is coming, and if the Shieldmaidens can't stop it, Lovis will lose everyone she loves...
Fate is inexorable. Wyrd bith ful araed.
Queens of the Wyrd is the brand-new epic Norse fantasy adventure by Timandra Whitecastle.
Timandra Whitecastle lives on the original Plains of Rohan (Lower Saxony) in Germany, with her family. She is a native speaker of both English and German, but she's also fluent in Geek, Gaming, and Whale.
Reading is an obsession that borders on compulsion most days.
Tim has never bothered to get a life because she feels like she's been trying to lead three different ones already - and, yes, she totally stole that line from Terry Pratchett. Also, she's partial to Mojitos and Baileys... er, just in case you meet her in a bar and want to buy her a drink, say. (She knows people don't actually read author's biographies, but feels mentioning this might be worth a shot... or two.)