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Today I’m excited to participate in the Creative Blog Tour for The Valkyrie’s Daughter by Tiana Warner hosted by MTMC Tours. This is a thrilling, intricate, and romantic LGBTQ fantasy that builds on Norse mythology and it was published on July 26th, 2022 from Entangled Teen!

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Title: The Valkyrie’s Daughter

Series: The Ascend Trials #1

Author: Tiana Warner

Publication Date: July 26th, 2022
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Norse Mythology, Young Adult

Pages: 400

Format: eBook, Hardcover

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A thrilling, intricate, and romantic LGBTQ fantasy that builds on Norse mythology.

For as long as Sigrid could remember, she’s wanted to become a mighty, fearless valkyrie. But without a winged mare, she’s a mere stable hand, left wondering who her parents were and why she’s so different. So when the Eye shows her a vision where she’s leading a valkyrie charge on the legendary eight-legged horse Sleipnir, she grabs the possibility of this greater destiny with both hands, refusing to let go.

Too bad that the only one who can help her get there is Mariam, an enemy valkyrie who begrudgingly agrees to lead her to Helheim but who certainly can’t be trusted―even if she does make Sigrid more than a little flustered. As they cross the nine worlds, battling night elves, riding sea serpents, and hurtling into fire to learn the truth about Sigrid’s birthright, an unexpected but powerful bond forms.

As her feelings for Mariam deepen into something fiery and undeniable, Fate has other plans for Sigrid. What happens when the one thing you think you were meant to do might end the nine worlds?

the valkyrie’s daughter aesthetic

my review

the valkyrie’s daughter is a gripping tale about sigrid, who wants nothing more than to become a valkyrie. unfortunately a vision of the future leads her down a twisted path where she discovers things about herself that complicate things. through this journey, sigrid makes friends and enemies, all while trying to save her hometown.

sigrid is a strong main character. she’s complex and loveable. she’s had an unfortunate upbringing but is headstrong and determined. over the course of the book, we’re introduced to hestur (her beloved horse), mariam and fisk. each are likeable in their own way. i have a particular soft spot for hestur. he may be a horse, but he’s full of spirit!

the research that went into this book are outstanding. as a lover of norse mythology and history, i really appreciated the lengths tiana warner went for the sake of accuracy. i particularly enjoyed how she followed the correct naming system (-dottir for so-and-so’s-daughter). real mythology has been changed to suit the novel, but this is a fictional retelling rather than a scientific article.

i particularly loved the sapphic romance that came into play later in the novel. i didn’t realise this was a LGBT+ inclusive book, and got excited when things came to fruition! (if you’re keen on tropes, you’ll love the enemies to lovers in this one!)

the plot is non stop from start to end. (nothing i love more in a book than that!!). we’re barely given time to reflect when we’ve been thrown into another intense battle. i absolutely loved the use of strong women as the valkyrie’s are fearless warriors.

all in all, this is easily one of the best books i’ve read this month. i can’t wait to read the next book and see where things go next!

intl tour-wide instagram giveaway!

Head over to my Instagram account to enter the tour giveaway where one winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Ends on August 6th, 2022. Winners will be announced on @mtmctours’ Instagram account.

tour schedule

July 25
@thereaderandthechef – Bookstagram &Book Blog

July 26
@herlostbook – Bookstagram

July 27
@paperfury – Bookstagram &Book Blog

July 28
@vintagelygrace – Bookstagram

July 29
@yourbookishfriendcom – Bookstagram & Book Blog

July 30

@balancingbooksandcoffee – Bookstagram

July 31
@and_shereads – Bookstagram & Book Blog

August 1
@katiesreadingnow – Bookstagram

August 2
@shaked_reads – Bookstagram & Book Blog

August 3
@dreaminginpages – Bookstagram

About Tiana Warner

Aside from writing stories, Tiana is a former programmer with a Computer Science degree, a lifelong horseback rider, and an outdoor enthusiast who loves to explore BC with her hyperactive rescue mutt, Joey. Contact her at tiana [at] tianawarner.com.

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10 Comments

  1. avatar

    what a wonderful review chelsea, so glad you loved this one! Its great there was lots of research done with the mythology and that it shows throughout the book. Such a great post!💕

    1. avatar

      thank you so much! i appreciate hard work when i see it.

  2. avatar

    This sounds like such a well-written fantasy – it’s definitely on my radar!

    1. avatar

      yes, yes!! i’m glad to hear it’s on your radar! it’s worth the read.

  3. avatar

    Absolutely love your review, I also enjoyed reading The Valkyrie´s Daughter!! Hestur is the sweetest and Sigrid & Mariam are one of my favorite resent ships. And omg, those book aesthetics are perfect! ❤️😍✨

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      hestur was truly a mvp!! i really need to read more sapphic books, as they seem to be way more enjoyable than regular ships. i really was rooting for them!

  4. avatar
    WendyW says:

    Another great review, Chelsea. I loved your aesthetic photos, it gives me a feel for what the book is like.

    1. avatar

      thank you wendy! they’re really fun to make!

  5. avatar

    Your review really excites me! This sounds like such a fun, rich story.

    1. avatar

      it’s an excellent book! i hope you enjoy it if you decide to pick it up.

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