Time to try out a new book meme! The Sundays in Bed With… meme, hosted by Midnight Book Girl, dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning. Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today!
The Children of Gods and Fighting Men
I started reading this a couple of days ago and, at 40% in, am really enjoying it so far. I don’t have any guesses yet what will happen, but this chess match ride has me sitting tight. I’ve read a couple of books inspired by Irish mythology, such as THE DAUGHTER OF ERABEL series (1, 2), but this books also includes a more historical fiction element during a time of Viking and Irish intermingling.
About the Book
Author: Shauna Lawless
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publish Date: September 1, 2022
Print Length: 416
The first in a gripping new historical fantasy series that intertwines Irish mythology with real-life history, The Children of Gods and Fighting Men is the thrilling debut novel by Shauna Lawless.
They think they’ve killed the last of us…
981 AD. The Viking King of Dublin is dead. His young widow, Gormflaith, has ambitions for her son–and herself–but Ireland is a dangerous place and kings tend not to stay kings for long. Gormflaith also has a secret. She is one of the Fomorians, an immortal race who can do fire-magic. She has kept her powers hidden at all costs, for there are other immortals in this world–like the Tuatha Dé Danann, a race of warriors who are sworn to kill Fomorians. Fódla is one of the Tuatha Dé Danann with the gift of healing. Her kind dwell hidden in a fortress, forbidden to live amongst the mortals. Fódla agrees to help her kin by going to spy on Brian Boru, a powerful man who aims to be High King of Ireland. She finds a land on the brink of war–a war she is desperate to stop. However, preventing the loss of mortal lives is not easy with Ireland in turmoil and the Fomorians now on the rise…