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The third book in the Bestselling king’s bane series, The Scathing, is now available in paperback and ebook from Amazon. Click the title under ‘My Books’ on the right to read the first chapter or follow the link below to go to the site.


In an epic tale of courage and ferocity, the kingdom of Mercia is born.

More than a year has passed since the English crossed the German Sea to settle the island of Britain.
Secure now in their Anglian fastness, their gaze turns to the West.
But other kingdoms also covet the middle lands.
Sweeping down from the western hills Cynlas Goch and his army of Powys lay waste the valley of the River Trenta, burning, killing and enslaving as they go.
Heavily outnumbered but trusting to their valour, can Eofer king’s bane and his war band slow the onslaught until the English and their allies wrest a final victory from the ashes of defeat?

The Scathing is the third book in the Bestselling King’s Bane series, the genesis of England.

PRAISE FOR BOOK ONE – FIRE & STEEL.
This is a book the likes of friends Cornwall, Kristian and Low, would give their eye-teeth to have written…do what you can or must to get hold of this book, you won’t regret it.
Speesh Reads.

PRAISE FOR BOOK TWO – GODS OF WAR.
Savage and glorious…
The Review.

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King’s Bane is an award winner in Speesh Reads end of year review. You can read the page here: Speesh Reads 2016 award winners.

14 October 2016

950 years ago – The Battle of Hastings

Ordgar’s lament in Anglo-Saxon English.

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KING’S BANE TWO

GODS OF WAR

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 Spring 524A.D.

As the last settlers board the ships which will carry them to Anglia, Eofer and the men of his war band are sent to harry the Danish coast, drawing the enemy eastwards as King Eomær’s host lands in the west

But the gods of war can be fickle, and the ravaging does not end as planned.

A warlord, Ubba silk beard, leads the counterattack. Driving the raiders from the kingdom he pursues them through the forests of Scania as the war of fire and steel rages on.

Other forces are at work, other ventures already in play.

Seizing his chance for kingship an assassin strikes, and a new power emerges from the ruins of the old as the young Danish king gathers his army and marches to confront the invader.

Gods of War is the second volume in the bestselling King’s Bane series, the genesis of England.

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AMAZON BESTSELLER

KING’S BANE ONE

FIRE & STEEL

Fire & Steel is the first book in a series which follows the migration of the Angles from the neck of the Jutland peninsula in the early 6th Century to the lands we now call East Anglia. The main character is Eofer king’s bane. Many of you will already know him from Sword of Woden-Sorrow Hill as the Angle who married Hygelac’s daughter, Astrid, and he was of course the Angle responsible for the death of the Swedish King Ongentheow during the battle at Ravenswood in the final book of the trilogy, Monsters.

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Britannia 523 A.D. 

As warlords clash, a small tribe clings to its colony of Anglia.

Across the German Sea powerful enemies covet Engeln itself.

But the English are not easily cowed.

As Spear-Danes threaten the homeland a hero returns,

leading the fightback with ferocity and guile…

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SPEESH READS: 6 OUT OF 5 STARS.

‘This is a book the likes of friends Cornwall, Kristian and Low, would give their eye-teeth to have written.’

https://speesh.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/review-fire-steel-c-r-may/

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A new look for my first book, Sorrow Hill…

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and Book Two, Wræcca…

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and finally Book Three, Monsters.

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4.8/5 stars from Hoover Book Reviews for the final part of Sword of Woden. This novella links the series to my current King’s Bane series.

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The finale of this most entertaining series about Beowulf concerns not only him but the Geatish King, Hygelac and his raid on the Frisians.  It is an exciting romp filled with insights into the culture of the Dark Age warrior; the bond between sword brothers, the need to die well in battle with your sword in hand so to feast at Woden’s table in Valhal (the scene from the movie The Vikings springs to mind where Tony Curtis gets Ernest Borgnine a sword to face the wild dogs in the pit he is being thrown into).  Fast paced action is interspersed between some wonderful dialogue; especially between Hygelac and his vastly outnumbered raiding force as they prepare to face, not one, but two armies arrayed against them.  Meanwhile, Beowulf has been tasked by Woden to attend a religious festival; one where the author’s descriptive imagination brings the reader into the realm of Woden and Thunor.  Naturally, for Beowulf, this errand, while necessary, is somewhat of a distraction as he longs to be involved in the battle play with his King.  All in all, this is a page turning foray into an age that will soon be overtaken by Christianity and a most fitting end to the Sword of Woden series.   4.8 stars

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