Marvel’s Legends of Asgard: The Serpent and the Dead by Anna Stephens

The Serpent and the Dead

A Marvel: Legends of Asgard Novel

The Serpent and the Dead

A Marvel: Legends of Asgard Novel

By Anna Stephens

An extraordinary duo of Asgardian Heroines battle across the Ten Realms, in this epic fantasy adventure set in Marvel’s Legends of Asgard

In the midst of a bloody conflict, Lady Sif, the valiant Asgardian warrior, watches her close friend die in glorious battle – but her soul is not taken to the eternal halls of Valhalla. Furious and petrified that the afterlife for her and all Asgardians is in peril, she enlists the aid of Brunnhilde the Valkyrie, the fearsome warrior entrusted with conveying worthy souls to the heroes’ afterlife. 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!

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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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Page Count: 352pp
Cover Art: Massimiliano Haematinon Nigro
Genre: Fantasy


Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: September 28, 2021
UK On Sale Date: January 20, 2022
Paperback ISBN: 9781839080685
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm


Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
ebook ISBN: 9781839080692


ANNA STEPHENS is the acclaimed British author of the Godblind Trilogy – an epic fantasy series somewhere on the grimdark scale, as well as a selection of novellas and short fiction. She has a second Dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and trains in sword fighting.

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“I had so much fun with this book, and it really ticked all the boxes for me – action and emotion, fast-paced and gripping, but still taking those essential moments just for the characters.”
Beneath a Thousand Skies

“When I was younger I used to love Xena: Warrior Princess (I still do) and it made me hunger for strong, skilled and fierce female leads. Enter Anna Stephens and her wonderful portrayal of Lady Sif and the Valkyries.”
Track of Words

“There is a deep appreciation for Norse mythology in this book and it feels very well researched and whilst its identifiable a Marvel book, its not so deeply Marvel, that you need to be too familiar with that fandom to appreciate this book.”
Big Geordie Geek

“I gave The Serpent and the Dead five stars. It features three strong women characters and deepened my knowledge of Norse mythology.”

– Chris L. Owens

“I gave The Serpent and the Dead five stars. It features three strong women characters and deepened my knowledge of Norse mythology.”

– The Girl Who Reads

“There is a deep appreciation for Norse mythology in this book and it feels very well researched and whilst its identifiable a Marvel book, its not so deeply Marvel, that you need to be too familiar with that fandom to appreciate this book.”

-Big Geordie Geek

“a great addition to the ever expanding roster of Marvel prose novels that Aconyte Books are producing, and might be my favourite of the Legends of Asgard line so far. The story is interesting and grand in scope, yet manages to stay focused on these two warriors and keeps the focus on their journey and the trials that they go through.”

– Trans-Scribe

“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. She delivers an engaging adventure that shines a spotlight on one of Marvel’s lesser known heroines.”
Martin’s View

“There were many exciting action sequences in this fast-paced novel with plenty of well-choreographed fight scenes.”
Sue’s Musings

“Anna Stephens delivers an engaging adventure that shines a spotlight on one of Marvel’s lesser known heroines.”
Martin’s View

“Builds to an epic crescendo… deeply emotional and unexpectedly hopeful.”
– Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Writes her name in blood on the roster of masters of grimdark alongside the likes of Mark Lawrence and Joe Abercrombie.”
– Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

“Builds to an epic crescendo… deeply emotional and unexpectedly hopeful.”
– Publishers Weekly, starred review

Marvel’s Legends of Asgard: The Serpent and the Dead by Anna Stephens

Global Ebook On Sale: August 3, 2021
US Paperback On Sale: September 28, 2021
UK Paperback On Sale: January 20, 2022

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