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Ebook Details
  • 11/2021
  • 978-1-7376391-0-7
  • 399 pages
  • $4.99
Paperback Details
  • 11/2021
  • 978-1-7376391-1-4
  • 382 pages
  • $16.95
K.M. Butler
Author
The Raven and the Dove
K.M. Butler, author

Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Publish)

890 A.D. Shieldmaiden Halla hungers for death in battle and a place in Valhalla until a Frankish sword shatters her expectations of a glorious end. In the space between life and death, she instead confronts the emptiness of a wasted life. Disillusioned, she struggles to reconcile her faith and her hunger for purpose. When her jarl, Rollo of Rouen, claims authority over the northern Frankish lands he’s raided for decades, Halla sees a chance to build a new kingdom for the gods. Volunteering to govern a border town, she even takes a Christian husband to win the locals’ trust. But living among Christians is harder than she expected. Her husband views her as a barbarian. Christians who refuse to obey a woman stoke rebellion. Glory-seeking Norse raiders terrorize her subjects. Unless she can unify the Christians and the Norse, fanatics on both sides will annihilate her, her family, and her people.
Reviews
https://discoveringdiamonds.blogspot.com/2022/01/the-raven-and-dove-by-km-butler

"Butler balances action, description, and character development deftly; the pacing is excellent. History is neatly inserted primarily through conversation, without feeling like an ‘info-dump’, and the world the author invokes feels both well-researched and real, without jarring anachronisms.  The prose is clean, the dialogue effective, and we see just enough of what the protagonists are thinking to give both insight and a rounding of characters into people we care about. The Raven and the Dove is an impressive first novel, one written with skill and craft."

The Dragon's Lair

"Yes, K.M. Butler weaves a strong world bound by religion, loyalty and love. Times change - we learn that through the eyes of the characters. And people need to evolve. Where the Franks once ruled alone, they slowly but surely bond with the Normans to become the people that form Europe's history even more (think of 1066 when one Norman attacks Britain). This author knows how to take you through a bloody part of our history and how to create a mash up of reality and made-up characters. A book too good to be left untouched."

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 11/2021
  • 978-1-7376391-0-7
  • 399 pages
  • $4.99
Paperback Details
  • 11/2021
  • 978-1-7376391-1-4
  • 382 pages
  • $16.95

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