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The Scathing is shortlisted in the Book of the Year category for the prestigious Speesh Reads awards. This is the second year running that my books have featured, last year Gods of War took the honours, and if you follow the link below you will see that they were up against all the best known published writers in historical fiction and other genres. Below is a screen shot of the entry itself, and below that a link to the awards page on the site.
Both the nicest guy and rapidly becoming the most consistent writer of/in Historical Fiction around.
New covers for my Conqueror of Rome mini series: available now.
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.
PRAISE FOR BOOK TWO – GODS OF WAR.
Savage and glorious…
14 October 2016
950 years ago – The Battle of Hastings
Ordgar’s lament in Anglo-Saxon English.
KING’S BANE TWO
GODS OF WAR
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.