Marvel Legends of Asgard: Queen of Deception by Anna Stephens

Queen of Deception

A Marvel Legends of Asgard Novel

Queen of Deception

A Marvel Legends of Asgard Novel

By Anna Stephens

All that stands between Hela and control of Elizabethan England are two legendary heroes and an army of Dark Elves, in this action-packed historical adventure from Marvel’s Legends of Asgard

A burst of magic from Midgard attracts the attention of Hela, Queen of Hel. The Goddess of Death craves power to enable her ultimate conquest of the Realms, and this new sorcery from Earth is tantalizing… Pursuing its source, Hela is appalled to find herself in Elizabethan England. From Asgard, Lady Sif and the Valkyrie, Brunnhilde are also dispatched to Midgard, and neither of them have any love for Hela. Yet a still greater threat awaits: the Dark Elves see Midgard as the first battle in war of the Realms. Only a team-up between hated enemies can win the day, but how far can you really trust the Queen of Hel?

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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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Publication Details

Page Count: 352pp
Cover Art: Grant Griffin
Genre: Fantasy

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: March 7, 2023
UK On Sale Date: May 11, 2023
Paperback ISBN: 9781839082030
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: March 7, 2023
ebook ISBN: 9781839082047

About the Author

ANNA STEPHENS is the author of the Godblind trilogy (Godblind, Darksoul, Bloodchild) and the Songs of the Drowned trilogy, which begins with The Stone Knife. All are available worldwide. Anna also writes for Black Library in their Age of Sigmar and Warhammer Horror worlds, and for Marvel through their tie-in publisher Aconyte Books. As a black belt in Shotokan Karate, Anna’s no stranger to the feeling of being hit in the face, which is more help than you would expect when writing fight scenes.

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Interviews and Articles

“An original story, a riveting read, and showcasing some of Marvel’s most interesting heroes and villains”
Midwest Book Review

“It’s well paced and kept my attention from beginning to the thrilling, climactic end.”
Sci-Fi Chick

“A quick and easy read with plenty of action, a likeable cast of characters and just enough historical detail to bring Elizabethan England to life.”
Sue’s Musings

“Will certainly have you at the edge of your seat”
Lady Reading 365

“A compelling adventure tale and if you’re a fan of Anna Stephens or the Marvel Universe, this is definitely a book worth checking out.”
The Bibliophile Chronicles

“The characters are all fleshed out and brought to life beautifully by Stephens who manages to make well know characters from history and fiction her own.”
What You Tolkien About

“This is a really enjoyable read that feels different to the other entries in the series, yet keeps a lot of what makes those stories great.”

“Anna Stephens does a great job in the Marvel novels and her writing is what I hoped for.”
Kathryn’s Book Review

Praise for The Serpent and the Dead

“Writes her name in blood on the roster of masters of grimdark alongside the likes of Mark Lawrence and Joe Abercrombie.”

B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog

“Anna Stephens, an acclaimed British fantasy author, seems right at home with the rich mythology of Asgard and the choreographing of combat sequences throughout the book.”

Martin’s View

Marvel Legends of Asgard: Queen of Deception by Anna Stephens

Global Ebook On Sale: March 7, 2023
US Paperback On Sale: March 7, 2023
UK Paperback On Sale: May 11, 2023

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