Asta and the Barbarians
by Becca Fox
On the day the Holgarians attack her town, twenty-year-old Asta is blessed by a warrior god and is empowered with unnatural abilities. Paralyzed by terror, she’s hauled onto the conquering general’s ship and taken to the island of Holger across the sea.
One year later, Asta graduates from warrior academy and is chosen as one of the king’s personal defenders. She’ll finally have the opportunity to kill the man who gave the general his orders, and avenge her family. She doesn’t expect the king to be so completely oblivious of what his men are doing overseas. He’s been told peaceful negotiations are going well. But Asta knows better.
Asta must find proof of the general’s treachery and bring it before the king so that she can save unconquered provinces from meeting the same fate as her hometown.