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Shackled Fates and Slaughtered Gods by Thilde Kold Holdt

The Hanged God Trilogy 2 and 3

Earlier this month SciFiNow exclusively revealed the absolutely stunning covers to book two and three in Thilde Kold Holdt’s The Hanged God Trilogy.

Following on from Northern Wrath, the second in the series Shackled Fates is out October 2021, with book three Slaughtered Gods following in autumn 2022.

See the covers below and read the blurb for Shacked Fates over on SciFiNow!

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Discover your fylgja with our Northern Wrath inspired quiz!

Fylgja quiz

In Thilde Kold Holdt’s Northern Wrath many of the characters have fylgja, an animal follower of Old Norse belief.

Fylgja’s are commonly inherited within a family line and reflect traits and personalities of the individual it follows. The fylgja only reveals itself when mortal danger is near, giving its human counterpart a chance to prevent looming death.

Wondering what your fylgja would be? Take the quiz to find out!

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OUT NOW: Northern Wrath by Thilde Kold Holdt

Northern Wrath

The highly-anticipated epic Norse fantasy Northern Wrath by Thilde Kold Holdt, is out now in eBook and paperback!

The bond between men and the gods is weakening.

A dead man walks between the worlds and foresees Odin’s doom.

The only survivor of a slaughter unleashes a monster from fiery Muspelheim.

Long hidden among mortals, a giantess sighs and takes up her magics once again.

A chief’s son must overcome war and treason to become the leader his people need.

And the final battle is coming…

“Packs a punch worthy of the Thunderer himself. It rocks!” — Joanne Harris, author of The Gospel of Loki

“Ferocious, compelling, fiercely beautiful. Fantasy at its very best.” — Anna Smith Spark, author of the Empires of Dust series

“This is fantasy as it should be written: savage, liminal, full of wonder and magic.” — Gavin G. Smith, author of The Bastard Legion series

“Holdt wows in her Norse mythology–inspired debut… an electrifying adventure.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A promising start for a series that will gratify lovers of epic tales.” — Aurealis

“It has all a fantasy fan could want: gods, magic, large-scale battles, duels and magical creatures… Holdt will be a name to look out for in the genre for years to come.” — FanFiAddict

For audio lovers, the audiobook will be out from Penguin Random House.

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Solaris to publish new epic Viking fantasy, Northern Wrath, by Thilde Kold Holdt

Solaris announce the publication of Northern Wrath, the first instalment in the exciting new trilogy, The Hanged God, by Thilde Kold Holdt.

Northern Wrath will be released in October 2020 worldwide, with book two and three in the series following in 2021 and 2022.

Editor David Thomas Moore acquired World English rights in Holdt’s trilogy from The Ampersand Agency, Oxfordshire.

About the book: 

Following in the steps of Neil Gaiman and Joanne Harris, the author expertly weaves Norse myths and compelling characters into this fierce, magical epic fantasy.

A dead man, walking between the worlds foresees the end of the gods. 

A survivor searching for a weapon releases a demon from fiery Muspelheim. 

A village slaughtered by Christians forces the mourning survivors to seek revenge. 

The bonds between the gods and Midgard are weakening. 

It is up to Hilda, her father Ragnar, their tribesmen Einer and Finn, the chief’s wife Siv and Tyra, her adopted daughter, to fight to save the old ways from dying out, and to save their gods in the process.

Acquiring Editor David Thomas Moore on the book:

“Northern Wrath is a dream, a vision sent by one-eyed Grimnir himself, of an ancient, primal world where the dead walk in darkness, giants walk the earth and gods wage war in flames. This is a profoundly magical, action-packed epic worthy of the great sagas of old, and I’m thrilled and honoured to be presenting it to the world.”

Author Thilde Kold Holdt had this to say:

“Dreams do come true, and books do find their perfect homes. This tale began when I dug into my past to discover who I was and what it means to be a Viking. From that was born an epic tale about Viking warriors with blood tears, giants consumed by rage and cunning gods. With three books ready to decorate the shelves, I am thrilled to sail into the future with the great crew at Rebellion.”

Thilde Kold Holdt is a Viking, traveller and a polygot fluent in Danish, French, English and Korean. As a writer, she is an avid researcher. This is how she first came to row for hours upon hours on a Viking warship. She loved the experience so much that she has sailed with the Viking ship the Sea Stallion ever since. Another research trip brought her to all corners of South Korea where she also learnt the art of traditional Korean archery.  Born in Denmark, Thilde has lived in many places and countries, taking a bit of each culture with her. This is why she regards herself as simply being from planet Earth, as she has yet to set foot on Mars…

Thilde is currently based in Southern France where she writes full-time.

For review copies of Northern Wrath and author interviews please contact Hanna Waigh, Fiction – PR & Marketing Manager: hanna.waigh@rebellion.co.uk.