Hammer of Fate

G.N. Gudgion

“No surrender. No retreat.” With twenty enemy swords at their backs and a broken bridge ahead, the last knights of an outlaw order turn to fight. A young woman with forbidden magic joins their final stand. And as blade meets blade, she starts to sing…

Adelais was raised in the far north, learning stories of the old gods and the skill of weaving runes into magic. Now, she is locked in a convent far from home, forced to kneel to a foreign god.

When inquisitors arrive with plans to torture an innocent man, Adelais cannot stand by. She aids an attack to free the prisoner and joins the raiders as they flee into the night.

Her new companions are the last of the Guardians—once a powerful holy order, now ragged fugitives, hunted almost to extinction.

The knights carry a secret treasure, precious and powerful enough to shape kingdoms. Their pursuers, desperate to possess it, will crush any who stand in their way.

Nowhere is safe—in city or chateau, on the road or in the wilds. And even disguised as a boy, Adelais draws attention wherever she goes. Is she angel or demon, priestess or witch?

Adelais must summon all her courage and all her memories of the old gods’ magic as the noose tightens around her and a thunderous final reckoning approaches.

Discover a thrilling new series, with a rich world and action that will leave you breathless. Hammer of Fate is inspired by Viking magic, medieval combat and the fall of the Templar knights—perfect for fans of Mark Lawrence, Andrzej Sapkowski and Robin Hobb.

See why readers love the Rune Song Trilogy:

What an amazing, brilliant book! … I flew through the last 50% of this book and could think about nothing else. The only problem is having to wait for the next one.” @readwith_soph ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Everything I want from a fantasy story… Great characters, very descriptive battle scenes… I can’t wait to read more.” NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Strong and gripping. If G. N. Gudgion can maintain the level of this first novel in a three-part series, then I shall certainly await future publications from this author with the same anticipation I give novels by Joe Abercrombie or Sebastien de Castell… This is an immensely promising beginning, and I look forward to finding out what comes next.” Bob’s Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“One of the many things I loved about this book is the way Gudgion writes about battles… There is a fluid grace to the writing that makes you see and feel the impact.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“It had everything that I was looking for… Viking magic and Templar knights… Left me wanting to read more in this universe.” Catraphoenix ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Knights! Rune magic! Evil priests! Amazing FMC! Perfect ingredients for a fantastic fantasy. Can’t wait to read the rest of The Rune Song saga!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐