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Kingdom of Claw

The Ashen Series, Book 2

Silla Nordvig survived the Road of Bones. Saga Volsik has nothing to lose.

Return to the Kingdom of Íseldur where enemies become lovers and dark secrets hide around each corner. This installment digs deeper into Íseldur’s forbidden magic and the simmering attraction growing between two unlikely couples.

About The Book

Silla Nordvig survived the Road of Bones. In the aftermath of her journey, her dreams of a simple life have been shattered. Beaten, betrayed, and reeling from the revelation of her true name, she flees Kopa with Reynir Galtung, ruthless leader of the Bloodaxe Crew. But Silla soon discovers Rey has been keeping secrets of his own, and they’re forced into hiding together.

Stuck in a shield-home with the murderous man she thought she knew, Silla forms a new plan: master the magic flowing through her veins to save her sister. But before she can do that, Silla must face her most formidable opponent yet–her own inner demons.

Saga Volsik has nothing to lose. They’ve murdered her family. Stolen her throne. And now they expect her to marry their son. But when she discovers her foster mother has been keeping the biggest secret of all, everything changes.

Saga’s goal: dismantle Queen Signe’s plans piece by piece. The only problem? The handsome Zagadkian dignitary who knows far too many of her secrets. Meanwhile, dark threads continue to weave themselves through Íseldur as magic long thought dead begins to wake.

In this follow-up to The Road of Bones, both women will need to find the strength to step into their destiny and stop chaos from sweeping across the land. 

Reluctant allies, one bed, who did this, secret identity, Vikings, forbidden magic

Trigger Warnings:

This is a dark fantasy book set in a brutal Viking-inspired world. Triggers in this book include:

Threats of violence against children – death of a child (off page) | Gore (detailed) & graphic violence | Animal and human sacrifice (described briefly) | Blood letting/ blood sacrifice | Sexism | Branding & slavery | Ableism and religious explanations for mental health issues | Arranged marriage | Mental health issues including: Agoraphobia & anxiety, PTSD | Addiction: Negative coping through intoxicating substances, Potential drug addiction relapse | Deadly human experimentation | Cannibalism |Graphic sex

Praise for The Road of Bones

“Somehow this book was better than the first. That never happens. Adding Saga’s storyline was absolute genius and added a perfect balance to the book that also served to create tension as the two sisters worked to help one another, completely unaware of the other’s actions. As one POV reveals information, it creates a nerve-wracking realization in the other. I haven’t read a book so wonderfully constructed in a long time.”


“This whole story turned into something more mysterious, complex and interesting and I’m so pleasantly surprised.”


“Absolutely perfect romantic fantasy. Somehow I liked this even more than The Road of Bones. The writing and pacing was perfect. The plot is intricate and interesting and the characters are complex and well rounded. The world building is also very well done. The romance is so good and doesn’t overwhelm the plot. I can’t wait to continue this series.”


What To Read Next

Helka POV Novella

The Hekla POV novella is my ode to everyone’s favorite clawed, bad-assed shield maiden. 

More information around the release coming soon.

Bonus Content

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