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Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
Discover the epic adventure of legendary viking Geirmund Hel-hide in this new novel set in the world of Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
Norway, Mid-9th century.
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 , The Lost Kingdom , Infinity Ring Book 5: Cave of Wonders , and The Quantum League series, the Dark Gravity Sequence , and the Assassin's Creed series, Last Descendants . He was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start, 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, and has been named to the New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing, and the ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults lists. He is also a school psychologist, and currently lives in Utah with his wife and three step-kids.