Queens of the Wyrd / Timandra Whitecastle

Title / Queens of the Wyrd
Author / Timandra Whitecastle
Published / 2019
Page no. / 311
Overall Rating / ★.5


This is a standalone fantasy book that follows a group of retired Shieldmaidens who once again come together to save one of the members daughter. As the Shieldmaiden name may suggest, this book is influenced by Norse culture and mythology.
Queens of the Wyrd is a great standalone fantasy story influenced by Norse mythology and dealing with themes such as motherhood, friendship and family. I was invested in the story from early on and found it to be an enjoyable read. The story is told from the perspective of Lovis, a half giant who is trying to find a safe home for herself and her daughter. Lovis is a great protagonist and there is also a fantastic cast of characters surrounding her. This book is full of great female characters, each with their individual strengths. The world is a well written one and I loved the reference to Norse mythology – Odin, Thor and Loki are all mentioned in this book. The writing is good and I found it easy to settle into the flow of the story.
If you’ve read and enjoyed Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames, you may enjoy this book too. It’s got similar vibes in that it follows a retired group of Shieldmaiden who come together again to save one of the members daughter – in Kings of the Wyld it is a group of retired mercenaries.
Overall I enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend checking it out, especially if you are looking for a fantasy book influenced by Norse mythology. Have you guys read this book? I’d love to know what you thought. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

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