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14 October 2016
950 years ago today- The Battle of Hastings
KING’S BANE TWO
GODS OF WAR
FOLLOW THE LINK UNDER ‘MY BOOKS’ TO READ CHAPTER ONE.
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.
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.
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…
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.’
A new look for my first book, Sorrow Hill…
and Book Two, Wræcca…
and finally Book Three, Monsters.
THE LATEST REVIEW FOR SORROW HILL
FROM HOOVER BOOK REVIEWS.
Sorrow Hill – Sword of Woden 1 by C.R. May
An engaging tale of the legendary character of Beowulf. The author has done an excellent job in bringing to life the early 6th Century with all the struggles inherent with all of the various groups, Geats, Jutes, Swedes, etc as they seek to further their prestige and power. Beowulf grows to manhood in this, the first volume in the series, and becomes an accomplished warrior and leader, albeit one with still much to learn. The situation for Beowulf and his family gets complicated with the mysterious deaths of the heir to the Geat throne and his father, the King, and it is this plot line that makes for a page turning opening to this saga. One of the more appealing aspects of the book is the camaraderie between the warriors and how the author propels the reader into the action, making it feel as if you are in the shield wall. I eagerly look forward to continuing this series.