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The Road of Bones

The Ashen Series, Book 1

A woman on the run. A crew of Viking mercenaries. A forbidden romance. And the secret which threatens them all.

Vikings meets Throne of Glass in this romantic high fantasy–featuring a woman fleeing a ruthless assassin, a slow building enemies-to-lovers romance, secrets galore, and jaw-dropping plot twists.

About The Book

Silla Nordvig is running for her life.

The queen of Íseldur has sent warriors to bring Silla to Sunnavík, where death awaits her. When her father is killed, his last words set Silla on a perilous quest: travel the treacherous Road of Bones–a thousand-mile stretch haunted by warbands, creatures of darkness, and a mysterious murderer–and go to Kopa, where a shield-house awaits her.

After barely surviving the first stretch of road, a desperate Silla sneaks into a supply wagon belonging to the notorious Bloodaxe Crew. To make it to Kopa, she must win over Axe Eyes, the brooding leader of the Crew, while avoiding the Wolf, his distractingly handsome right-hand man. But the queen’s ruthless assassin has other plans and hunts Silla obsessively.

Will Silla make it safely to Kopa? Or will she fall prey to the perils of the Road of Bones?

Vikings, enemies to lovers, found family, forbidden magic, underdog hero

Trigger Warnings:

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

Domestic violence (discussed, some emotional abuse) | addiction (strong themes; includes withdrawal experience) | religious persecution |execution by stoning | blood letting | violence & gore | graphic sex | sexual assault (implied, attempted) | agoraphobia & social anxiety | captivity | mental health problems (psychosis, loss of a parent, loss of siblings) | kidnapping | forced drugging

Praise for The Road of Bones

“This is a true adult romantic fantasy ~ about VIKINGS!!! ~ with a engaging plot, 3 dimensional characters & a smouldering slow burn romance. Kick arse female characters & twists & turns I didn’t expect ~ THAT ENDING!! ~ There were some I did see coming but like all books it is how the author takes you through the story & I was engaged & throughly entertained the whole way! This book will absolutely be a highlight from my reading year & I can’t wait for the next in the series.”


I am still reeling from the way this book cut off oxygen to my brain while I was reading the last few chapters. I cannot wait for more from this author.


Oh my gosh, I loved this. I was immediately sucked into this world and didn’t want to put this book down. I loved the growth that the main character went through, and the fact that we saw it happening through events in the book. I loved the “family is about more than blood” theme here. I’m always intimidated by big books, but this one honestly flew by. I absolutely adored it, and I’m moving right into the next one.


What To Read Next

Kingdom of claw, book 2

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 plan: dismantle Queen Signe’s plans piece by piece–by any means necessary. The only problem? The handsome Zagadkian dignitary who is now trying to blackmail her.

Bonus Content

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