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Berserker

(2017)
(The first book in the Berserker series)
A novel by

 
 
The highly anticipated historical fantasy from Emmy Laybourne, author of the internationally-bestselling Monument 14 trilogy.

Ancient powers. Strong love. Desperate times.

1883. Hanne would give anything to be free of the ancestral Viking curse that overcomes her when she or anyone she loves is in danger. She becomes a Berserker - an elegant, graceful and shameless killer.

When she kills three men attacking their father, Hanne and her siblings must flee Norway and head to the American frontier, on a desperate search for their uncle, the one man who can help Hanne learn to control her powers.

A gripping and emotional story filled with adventure, destruction, longing and redemption.

"Berserker is a triumph, introducing a wholly-new breed of Viking superhero. It's a completely winning, romantic, and heart-wrenching historical fantasy. Your pulse will race from page one of this rich, rugged adventure of a book." - Alyson Noel, New York Times-bestselling author of The Immortals series

"[Hanne's] internal struggle with her brutal nature as a berserker is intensely real and will resonate with readers who feel beset by forces outside of their control. A bloody and fast-paced genre mash-up." - Publishers Weekly

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Berserker combines the magic of Norse mythology with the thrill of the American West with staggering results. Startlingly original, unputdownable, and electrifying." - Kass Morgan

"A completely winning, romantic, and heart-wrenching historical fantasy. Your pulse will race from page one of this rich, rugged adventure of a book." - Alyson Noël

"Emmy Labourne deftly melds Viking lore with the American West and creates something wholly new, a journey filled with heart-pounding suspense and surprising tenderness. Loved!" - Danielle Paige

"Berserker embraces the beautiful brutality of both Viking lore and Frontier tales, and it does so without resorting to tired tropes or toxic masculinity. This is a brilliantly unexpected fusion of cowboys and old gods - intense and gritty and yet surprisingly tender - but the real strength of Emmy Laybourne's writing is that, for all their superhuman abilities, her characters are so very human." - William Ritter


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Used availability for Emmy Laybourne's Berserker

Hardback Editions

October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Berserker
Author(s): Emmy Laybourne
ISBN: 1-250-05520-2 / 978-1-250-05520-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Berserker
Author(s): Emmy Laybourne
ISBN: 1-250-18076-7 / 978-1-250-18076-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Berserker
Author(s): Emmy Laybourne
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA