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Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Sword of the White Horse

Published by Aconyte
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About The Book

A Celtic warrior defending her people from Viking raiders infiltrates an ancient sect to save her homeland, in this gripping original saga set in the world of Assassin's Creed® Valhalla

Mercia, 878. Witch-warrior Niamh discovers a new order called the Hidden Ones is seeking to establish a foothold in Lunden. Her land is already scarred by Viking raiders, bloody wars, and clashing cultures. Determined to protect what remains of her homeland, she infiltrates this new group to discover whether they stand with her… or against her. Yet when Niamh learns the Hidden Ones have stolen an artifact sacred to her people, her own loyalties are challenged. Casting aside newfound alliances and friendships, Niamh soon discovers that betrayal comes with a heavy price and it will take everything in her power – her gods willing – to survive.

About The Author

ELSA SJUNNESON is a Hugo, Aurora and British Fantasy Award winning editor. A deafblind hurricane in a vintage dress, her work has appeared in Serial Box’s: Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire, Uncanny Magazine, and Fireside. Her debut memoir Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman's Fight to End Ableism releases in Autumn of 2021.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aconyte (April 26, 2022)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781839081408

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Raves and Reviews

"Sjunneson does wonders to weave history and mythology together with the world of AC to create a story that is truly her own. Not to mention bonus points for the Arthurian legend links as well!"

– What You Tolkien About

"Whether you're a fan of the game looking to experience more of the ever expanding Assassin's Creed universe, or a complete newcomer who was attracted by how the story sounded, this is a book that anyone can pick up and enjoy. It's got some great characters, some wonderful world building, and some tense action sequences that are sure to keep folks entertained. Here's hoping we get more from Niamh and her story in the future."

– Trans-Scribe

"Sword of the White Horse is a perfect read for those who enjoy mythology, historical fiction, badass female leads and – of course – the Assassin’s Creed video game, especially Valhalla."

– Game Industry News

"This book is an absolute must for not only fans of the Assassin’s Creed games, but for all fans of stories of legend. As a work of historical fiction, the story is a solid concept of what could happen to the sword, but as an Assassin’s Creed title, it provides another serving of the Valhalla epic that has been growing larger and larger into its second year of connected content. I would love to see future stories on this unique and original character in the future"

– The Ones Who Came Before

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