Barrow of Winter
by H. M. Long
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Pub Date 31 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 31 Jan 2023
Thray is the Last Daughter of Winter, haunted by the legacy of her blood. When offered a chance to visit the northern land of Duamel, where her father once ruled, she can't refuse – even if it means lying to the priesthood she serves and the man she loves.
In Duamel, Thray’s demi-god siblings rule under the northern lights, worshipped by an arcane cult. An endless winter night cloaks the land, giving rise to strange beasts and terrible storms. The people of Duamel teeter on the edge of violence, and Thray’s siblings, powerful and deathless, stand with them on the brink.
To earn her siblings’ trust and find the answers she seeks, Thray will have to weather assassination attempts, conspiracies and icy wastelands. And as her siblings turn their gaze towards the warmer, brighter land she calls home, she must harness her own feral power and decide where her loyalties lie.
Because when the spring winds blow and the ice breaks up, the sons and daughters of Winter will bring her homeland to its knees.
"An intricate world tapestry with colorful threads of myth and magic...Readers will want to stick with this stalwart heroine through her chilly treks and blood-stained battles."—Publishers Weekly
“An epic fantasy set in a rich and wintry world of warriors, gods and monsters, with epic battles, dangerous magic, and complex family bonds. Thray is a heroine both powerful and vulnerable, and I loved her journey.”—Sue Lynn Tan, bestselling author of Daughter of the Moon Goddess.
“Brimming with magic and intrigue, Barrow of Winter is a spellbinding read. Thray’s northern quest had me turning pages late into the night, as did Long’s beautiful winter-sharp prose. A vivid story that lingers long after the last word.”
—Rebecca Ross, internationally bestselling author of A River Enchanted
"A world so vividly rendered you'll feel the ice on the pages"—Richard Swan, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Justice of Kings
“A tale of old gods, new gods, and a search for identity in the darkness of winter. Epic fantasy teeming with adventure and wonder.”—Christopher Irvin, author of Ragged
“Long's story of a woman caught between the mortal and mythical worlds is evocative, lyrical, and brimming with fierce magic. Another brilliant addition to this clever, Norse-inspired series.”—Sunyi Dean, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Book Eaters
"Sharp as the winter wind, Barrow of Winter grabbed my attention and wouldn't let go. Long's latest is a compelling portrait of a woman coming to know herself—woven through with betrayal, darkness, thunderingly epic stakes, and a cast of prickly immortals I couldn't get enough of. It's fantasy at its very best." —Allison Epstein, author of A Tip for the Hangman
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