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With Shield and Ink and Bone

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The sharpest blades are forged in fury.

A hard-earned shield. 

Days before she is to take her place as a shield maiden, like her mother before her, two deaths alter the course of Liv's future. One belonged to a witch who called her by name, the other a chieftain from the north. Vengeance for the chieftain's death comes in a wild fury that burns her village and slaughters her family. Left for dead, Liv pleads to Skuld - norn and weaver of the future - to spare her. A deal is struck that will endow her with the dark magic needed to claim her vengeance. But this power comes at an unfathomable price...

Ink made from the ashes of loved ones. 

After his home is attacked, Calder races to warn neighboring villages of the threat. Little does he know he's traveling into the path of fate that will lead him straight to Liv. Despite being broken, angry, and overwhelmed by power she cannot contain, it's her willingness to defend others that draws Calder to her. 

Armor forged from the bones of those she held dear. 

Together, Liv and Calder discover they are two sides of the same sharpened blade. Rising from the heartache and fury in their pasts, they see a future together worth fighting for. With their strengths and hearts combined, can they become a force powerful enough to defeat the fleet of darkness coming for them? Or will the thread of fate that binds them unravel?

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"An exhilarating Viking-inspired fantasy, With Shield and Ink and Bone by Casey L. Bond keeps your nerves teetering on the blade of an ax!" - Lani Forbes

"Casey L. Bond has managed to take a classic genre and make it new and fresh. A page turner that kept me staying up late just to know what was going to happen next. Excellent writing, excellent story. Well done!" - Quinn Loftis

"With Shield and Ink and Bone is a fast-paced, vivid, and mesmerizing tale that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. If you love Vikings or strong heroines you’ll find lots to enjoy here! Casey L. Bond has woven together unexpected twists, high stakes, romance, and bargains with gods to create this original story for readers." - Victoria McCombs

"With ink and will and imagination, Casey gifts us with an epic heroine in Liv. Spun from the weavers’ web, her story is one of innocence, tragedy, and rebirth – culminating in a fierce love that will stand the test of time … and the test of the gods." - Tish Thawer

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Used availability for Casey L Bond's With Shield and Ink and Bone

Hardback Editions

November 2020 : USA Hardback

Title: With Shield and Ink and Bone
Author(s): Casey L Bond
ISBN: 0-578-77781-9 / 978-0-578-77781-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Casey L. Bond
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Paperback Editions

October 2020 : Paperback

Title: With Shield and Ink and Bone
Author(s): Casey L Bond
Publisher: Independently published
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