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Summary of The Lifeblood of Ill-fated Women
The Viking princess Astrid finds herself wandering through a strange land—with no memory of how she arrived. Her search for answers will lead to enemies, both human and demonic.
Astrid the White isn’t an average princess. She has always stayed by the side of her father, King Kol, and learned warfare and weaponry from the best Vikings in the land. When she awakens in the city of Birka and hears the sounds of war, she rushes proudly into the fray. She is more than capable of taking down any enemy wishing to disturb the peace.
This enemy, however, isn’t what she expected. Before Astrid even gets outside the walls, a golden light knocks her out.
She comes to in the snow, in full battle armor. Astrid first suspects that this is a challenge from her father—or even the gods themselves. By acting correctly, she can gain the favor of Odin, the Allfather.
Astrid wants to complete the test, but it becomes more and more difficult as she explores this new part of the world and encounters both monsters and monstrous men. As creatures from the darkest legends reveal themselves, Astrid will discover that her journey isn’t about acting correctly or passing Odin’s test. It’s about pure survival. Before she can even think about finding Birka, she will have to defend herself against the demons of this new world.
For Astrid, there is no greater honor than dying as a true Viking warrior and ascending to Valhalla. She anticipates it in every battle and is always eager for the next fight. When she hears the sounds of war outside her father’s stronghold of Birka, she answers the call. But a golden light envelops her, and she is suddenly gone.
If that light had taken her to Valhalla, she would have been at peace.
Instead, this golden light dumps her into a snowy, awful, godforsaken land. Astrid has no idea where she is or how she got here. She begins to suspect that she is in Hel, the underworld of Norse mythology. As Astrid searches for her home and family, a farmer, Warren, comes to her aid. Astrid doesn’t trust him at first, but she will have to rely on Warren and other companions when her destiny reveals itself.
Kevin James Breaux has written seven books and devoted the past eight years of his life to crafting short stories and novels. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Breaux is always enthusiastic about the challenge writing presents. He lives by the motto “Write Makes Might!”© and sees each new page as an opportunity to improve and advance.
“Fun characters on dangerous adventures in a well-developed world… what’s not to like?” - Michaelbrent Collings, bestselling author of The Sword Chronicles and The Colony Saga
"A merciless tale where you can feel the battle axe's snap of bone and moist thunk of meat, Kevin James Breaux rocks the halls of Valhalla!" -Dane Hatchell, author of Prehistoric WWII and Lost World of Patagonia
Literary Titan / Hungry Monster Review March 2017 - Gold Award
all stories and titles are copyright kevin james breaux 2005-2018
THE LIFEBLOOD OF ILL-FATED WOMEN copyright kevin james breaux
ONE SMOKING HOT FAIRY TAIL and TWO POLLUTED BLACK-HEART ROMANCES copyright kevin james breaux
BLOOD DIVIDED and its characters are copyright kevin james breaux 2011
SOUL BORN and its characters are copyright kevin james breaux 2009
the lamb-wolf logo is copyright kevin james breaux 2005-2018
So don't be trying to steal any of Kevin's ideas or the titles of his books. He bites... and kicks hard. Very hard.