Exclusive preview: Brian Wood's Sword Daughter

The Forty Swords arrive at night and, under the cover of darkness, murder an entire village. Only two people survive the slaughter: the infant Elsbeth and her grief-stricken father, Dag​, who slips into a ten year coma. He awakens to find that not only has his daughter grown up alone, she's thrived​ despite him.

Setting off on a revenge quest that will span the breadth of Viking Age Europe, they find that the key to repairing their damaged relationship lies in the swords they carry.​ Sword Daughter is all about ​ the power of redemption and the resiliency of family, and a visually stunning tribute to samurai cinema.

The first issue of Sword Daughter is out today. It will be collected in a trade paperback edition next November: pre-order it now.

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