Elsa Bloodstone: Bequest, A Marvel Heroines Novel by Cath Lauria

Elsa Bloodstone: Bequest

A Marvel Heroines Novel

Elsa Bloodstone: Bequest

A Marvel Heroines Novel

By Cath Lauria

Smart-mouthed monster hunter extraordinaire, Elsa Bloodstone isn’t easily fazed, but a shocking family revelation sends her down a bloody path, in this witty and action-soaked Marvel Heroines adventure

Elsa Bloodstone just can’t catch a break. She’s barely finished shutting down a hive of ratmen when a special ops squad turns up guns blazing – and they’re shooting at her! It’s nothing a good grenade can’t sort out though. When Elsa returns home, she discovers an unexpected guest claiming to be her long-lost sister, seeking her own stolen Bloodstone shard. The Bloodstone is the secret to Elsa’s superhuman powers, and a shard in villainous hands is seriously bad news. Cue globetrotting adventures full of monster-smashing. But danger stays one step ahead of them as Elsa realizes her sister isn’t quite what she seems, and an old enemy with a secret about her family’s past could overturn everything Elsa’s ever believed.


It isn’t easy being extraordinary. Superhuman powers can be both a gift and a curse in a world where those talents can be used for good or evil. A lucky few are taught how to control their abilities at the Charles Xavier Institute, while others must master their uniquely dangerous powers alone. Will they become true heroes and heroines when called upon to defend the world, or turn their fearsome abilities to conquering the world? Meanwhile, in a realm beyond Earth, mighty heroes do battle with monsters of myth and undertake quests to restore peace and honor to the legendary halls of Asgard and the Ten Realms.

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Page Count: 336pp
Cover Art: Joey Hi-Fi
Genre: Science Fiction

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
UK On Sale Date: July 8, 2021
Paperback ISBN: 9781839080722
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
ebook ISBN: 9781839080739

Audiobook coming soon

CATH LAURIA is a Colorado girl who loves snow and sunshine. She is a prolific author of science fiction, fantasy, suspense and romance fiction, and has a vast collection of beautiful edged weapons.

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Elsa Bloodstone: Bequest is a madcap thrill-ride full of monster battles, jet-setting and bickering siblings… If you’re on the lookout for a pulpy action adventure with a Marvel character who deserves much more attention (and lots more stories after this), I can heartily recommend you give this a go.”
Track of Words

“Elsa Bloodstone has a distinct voice, it’s British and snarky and I’d love to see where future adventures take her!”
This Bliss Life

“Cath Lauria has managed to craft an engaging super hero story that’s made for people who have probably never picked up a comic before in their lives. Yes, some big named heroes get mentioned here and there, and a few recognisable names make an appearance, but this is a book that could easily exist outside of the Marvel Universe with a couple of tiny tweaks and still stand on it’s own. ”

“I thought that Bequest was a solid story: the strongest element is definitely the way it explores Elsa’s relationships: with figures like Misty, who are clearly among a select few who might cautiously be called friends and, increasingly, with the woman she now finds herself calling sister. Again, I don’t want to spoil too much about the ongoing rollercoaster of suspicion, growing bonds and the spectre of betrayal, but I found it very satisfyingly depicted.”
The Storyboard

“[Elsa Bloodstone’s] a badass character, a member of a line of monster hunters. She’s been in titles such as the beloved by all who read Nextwave, Monsters Unleashed, and the really underrated Battleworld: Marvel Zombies miniseries. She’s a tough as nails heroine who deserves far more than her fairly scant appearances.”
The Omniplex

“I had a blast with this book and have found a new heroine to look out for. I am definitely going to pick up some comics Elsa features in soon! She is So Much Fun!!!”
Simply a Book Drunkard

Elsa Bloodstone: Bequest is a brilliant book, full of background, but done in such a way as to not overwhelm and crammed full of comic book style action. Solid 5 out of 5 stars from me!”
Big Geordie Geek

“Elsa is hilarious. Snarky and sarcastic, she always has a witty comeback or quip ready, even when she’s in battle. Lauria gives Elsa a very distinct and memorable voice… Elsa Bloodstone: Bequest is a monstrously good time to read.”
But Why Tho

“It’s a bright, fun story... while the pace, excitement and enjoyable world-building all combine to keep the pages turning.”
– Track of Words

Elsa Bloodstone: Bequest, A Marvel Heroines Novel by Cath Lauria

Global Ebook On Sale: May 4, 2021
US Paperback On Sale: May 4, 2021
UK Paperback On Sale: July 8, 2021

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