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To Save a Kingdom - The Shieldmaiden Trilogy - cover

To Save a Kingdom - The Shieldmaiden Trilogy

Marianne Whiting

Publisher: Accent Press

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You are your father's daughter.... 

 
Sigrid has won the battle to restore her family’s honour. Now she must overcome old enemies and take her father’s place among the Cumbrian Norse; not as a daughter or a wife, but as a warrior in her own right. 

 
When Cumbria is attacked by the English King, Sigrid is ordered to join forces with her rivals to defend their way of life. She obeys, but the old feuds have not been settled. Can she trust her brothers in arms? Are they, like her, prepared to risk everything to save a kingdom?

 
 

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