Discover the epic tale of legendary viking Geirmund Hel-hide in this new novel set in the world of Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Mid-9th Century CE. The Viking attacks and invasions are shattering England’s kingdoms. Born into a royal lineage of Norwegian kings, Geirmund Hel-hide sets out for adventure to prove his worth as a Viking and a warrior. A perilous journey across the sea brings him into contact with a being out of myth and grants him a mysterious ring that promises both great power and bitter betrayal.
As Geirmund rises in the ranks of King Guthrum’s legendary army, he will have to use all his cunning to face the many dangers of a land ravaged by war. Fighting alongside his band of loyal warriors, his path will soon lead him into a conflict as old as the Gods themselves.
MATTHEW J KIRBY is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of the middle grade novels The Clockwork Three, Icefall, and the Assassin’s Creed series Last Descendants, among many others. He has won the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery, the PEN Center USA award for Children’s Literature, and the Judy Lopez Memorial Award.
“Clear, lively, exciting, and unstoppable as the torrent of meltwater from a glacier.”
– Ursula K Le Guin, acclaimed author of the Earthsea Cycle on Icefall
“Against an authentic backdrop of ancient Norse life and lore, Kirby brings alive characters who are true to their time and culture.”
– Nancy Farmer, Newbery Award-winning author of Sea of Trolls on Icefall
"A strong viking saga put to a short novel form, offering a true “hero's journey”… the novel is a success and for the hardcore fans this serves as a nice teaser of what awaits us there in the game."
– Access Animus
"Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Geirmund’s Saga blew it out of the water for me... an epic that stands on its own as a captivating story. If you’re a fan of Assassin’s Creed, or you’re looking for an emotional, theme-filled, Viking Tale, this book is something that I’ll wholeheartedly recommend."
– Peyton F Writes
"If you’re looking for an epic tale of a man’s life from son to warrior king, then this is something you should check out."