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Published May 5, 2021

Two Asgardian Heroes Battle Across the Ten Realms in 'The Serpent and the Dead'

Embark on this adventure with Brunnhilde the Valkyrie and Lady Sif this August 3, 2021!

The Serpent and the Dead

The next prose novel in Marvel and Aconyte BooksLEGENDS OF ASGARD line, The Serpent and the Dead, will focus on not one, but two of Marvel's strongest warriors this summer.

In The Serpent and the Dead, acclaimed British author Anna Stephens tackles an extraordinary duo of Asgardian Heroines, Valkyrie and Lady Sif, as they battle across the Ten Realms in this epic fantasy adventure. This novel will be available everywhere books are sold on August 3, 2021.

The Serpent and the Dead

In The Serpent and the DeadBrunnhilde the Valkyrie, the fearsome Asgardian warrior entrusted with conveying worthy souls to the heroes’ afterlife, stalks a battlefield finding only empty husks. Yet the souls are not already in Valhalla, or the lesser afterworlds—they have vanished.

She enlists the aid of the valiant Lady Sif, and together they scour Asgard for answers. Rumors abound of towns being attacked by a horde of soldiers who cannot be killed. Someone is building an immortal army and stealing Asgardian souls… A worthy challenge for two of Asgard’s mightiest champions!

The Serpent and the Dead is the third prose novel in the LEGENDS OF ASGARD line, which is set in the legendary realm of Asgard and rich in Norse-inspired mythology, follows The Head of Mimir and The Sword of Surtur. These fantastical stories centering on Thor's daring companions celebrate heroism, adventure, fate, honor, and myth, bringing their stories to the fore. Raise a flagon of ale and enjoy tales of the extraordinary exploits of heroes and heroines from the Ten Realms.

The Serpent and the Dead will be available in trade paperback, ebook and audiobook formats, available at bookshops and online retailers later this summer on August 3, 2021. Pre-order now!

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