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God's Hammer
Author: Eric Schumacher
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1545201161
Pages: 352
Year: 2017-04-07
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History and legend combine in the gripping tale of Hakon Haraldsson, a Christian boy who once fought for the High Seat of a Viking realm. It is 935 A.D. and the North is in turmoil. King Harald Fairhair has died, leaving the High Seat of the realm to his murderous son, Erik Bloodaxe. To solidify his claim, Erik ruthlessly disposes of all claimants to his throne, save one: his youngest brother Hakon. Erik's surviving enemies send a ship to Wessex, where the Christian King Athelstan is raising Hakon. Unable to avoid his fate, he returns to the Viking North to face his brother and claim his birthright, only to discover that victory will demand sacrifices beyond his wildest nightmares. I was swept up in the action and enthralled by the descriptions of Hakon's struggle. -Roundtable Reviews- I highly recommend this historical fiction novel, both for its entertaining story and historical information. -Historical Fiction Review-
Author: C. R. May
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1497484650
Pages: 202
Year: 2014-04-02
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Frisland Summer 523AD An immense ship army under the command of Hygelac, King of Geatland has fallen on the northern provinces of the Frisian Kingdom. Rushing to defend his land the armies of the young inexperienced King Ida are defeated piecemeal as the invaders sweep through the length and breadth of the country at will. Moving south the Geats raid deeply into the lands of the Salian Francs, carrying sword and spear to the regions of the Hetware and Cherusci as the Christian giant in the south slumbers on. But appearances can deceive. As the long days of midsummer slowly fade and the Geats prepare to sail away back to their northern fastness the Francs and Frisians move to crush their tormentors. Into this whirlwind the paths of three heroes converge until they meet on the bloody battlefield before the town of Dorestada. Only the gods can know which, if any, will survive the clash. Dayraven-Hygelac's Raid is a final novella in the Sword of Woden series dealing with the early life story of Beowulf and his clan.
Author: Justin Hill
Publisher: Abacus
ISBN: 0748120009
Pages: 400
Year: 2011-05-26
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A Sunday Times Book of the Year 'Justin Hill's Shieldwall . . . superbly evoked the wordplay of the period's poetry as it unfolds a compelling story of Earl Godwin's battles against the Norse' The year is 1016 and England burns while the Viking armies blockade the great city of London. King Ethelred lies dying and the England he knew dies with him; the warring kingdoms of Mercia, Wessex and Northymbria tremble on the brink of great change. One man lives to bear witness to the upheaval: Godwin, barely out of boyhood and destined to become one of his country's great warriors. When Ethelred's son Edmund takes the throne, determined to succeed where his father failed, he plucks Godwin from domestic peace to be right-hand man in his loyal shield wall. Godwin must traverse the meadows, wintry forests and fogbound marshes of Saxon England, raising armies of monks, ploughmen and shepherds against the Viking invader. With epic courage and ferocity, Godwin and Edmund repel the butchering Danes in three great battles. But an old enemy, the treacherous Earl Eadric, dogs Godwin's footsteps, and as the final battle approaches, around the valiant English the trap begins to close.
Raven's Feast
Author: Eric Schumacher
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1545516847
Pages: 254
Year: 2017-04-27
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It is 935 A.D. and Hakon Haraldsson has just wrested the High Seat of the North from his ruthless brother, Erik Bloodaxe. Now, he must fight to keep it. The land-hungry Danes are pressing from the south to test Hakon before he can solidify his rule. In the east, the Uplanders are making their own plans to seize the throne. It does not help that Hakon is committed to his dream of Christianizing his people - a dream his countrymen do not share and will fight to resist. As his enemies move in and his realm begins to crumble, Hakon and his band of oath-sworn warriors must make a stand in Raven's Feast, the riveting sequel to God's Hammer.
Terror Gallicus
Author: C. May
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 150314352X
Pages: 432
Year: 2014-11-10
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The titanic struggle begins in an unremarkable grove in the lands of an unremarkable tribe. The war which follows will last for centuries and shapes us still. 390 BC - A Greek trader embarks on his fifth journey to the forests of Hyperborea on behalf of his shadowy employer; and disappears. Led by Brennus, a war lord without a past, a warrior of the Horsetails clan accompanies his tribe on an extraordinary trek through the wild Celtic lands. Eighty thousand strong they cross the Alps and fall upon the rich lands of Italia. On an island at the edge of the known world, a young druid is driven by her night terrors to embark on a quest which will finally reveal the path the gods have chosen for her. A general of Rome, conqueror of the Volscian city of Anxur, witnesses a barbarian army crush the Etruscan phalanx using a deadly combination of guile and ferocity. Can he awaken the senate from its torpor and save his own city from catastrophe? In an epic tale of friendship, heroism and betrayal, war sweeps across the ancient world as two civilisations vie for ascendancy. From the wind swept moors of Albion to the seven hills of Rome, the glacial peaks of the Alps to the tempestuous seas off the Pillars of Hercules the conflict unfolds which will decide the destiny of a continent.
Sorrow Hill
Author: C. R. May
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1495927989
Pages: 450
Year: 2014-02-14
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Geatland in the first decades of the sixth century was an island of peace amidst the upheaval which marked the death throes of the Roman Empire in the West. Under the benevolent rule of King Hrethel and his sons the King's grandchild, Beowulf, the only child of his daughter, is carefully groomed by the family in the skills and duties of the warrior elite. As Beowulf reaches adulthood a death suddenly tears the family apart. Torn between family loyalties and the freshly sworn demands of his warrior code, Beowulf must choose between those he loves and his personal ambition as the dynasty begins to tear itself apart. Sensing weakness the Geats most feared enemy appears on their northern border and Beowulf must fight his first desperate battle to save the Kingdom. Skilfully interwoven into the fabric of the old English poem we know as 'Beowulf' lies the tale of a great but ultimately doomed people, the Geats. It is a tale of decay and renewal as the old order is swept away and the new nations of Europe struggle to emerge from the ensuing chaos in an age when it was common for Kings to die in battle. Sword of Woden, Sorrow Hill, is the first in a trilogy of novels which seek to unravel the threads contained within the original poem by recounting the early life story of Beowulf and his family.
The Early Kings of Norway
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Pages: 257
Year: 1875
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Mother of Kings
Author: Poul Anderson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429970367
Pages: 544
Year: 2007-04-01
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With this new novel, science fiction and fantasy grandmaster Poul Anderson has crafted a powerful story of a mighty queen, magic, and the mastery of ancient nations. Blending characters both historical and mythological, Mother of Kings is the tale of Gunnhild, Queen of England and Norway, who loomed so large in the tenth century-at the end of the Age of the Vikings-that she became a figure of legend, even of myth. As a child of just seven summers, Gunnhild finds herself fascinated with the powers of a witchwoman who is a concubine of her father's, a powerful Norse chieftain. She also finds another fascination in handsome and lordly Eirik, son of their king. When her mother dies, Gunnhild promises, "I will never yield," and that, "through me, our blood shall flow greatly." Gunnhild has learned from her chieftain father the way the powerful use the weak. But there are other lessons and other powers she seeks. Sent away to learn the magic of a pair of shamans, Gunnhild becomes a Spaewife-a knower of the Gods, a master in the ways of witchcraft and sorcery. Aided by her new abilities, Gunnhild marries Eirik. She is destined to become queen, and her magic is a fearsome complement to Eirik's strength. But Eirik's enemies are cunning, and Gunnhild is soon without his might. If Gunnhild can keep the promise she made as a child to never yield, her family's blood will flow greatly, and the sons she bore Eirik will each become a king. Her own struggles, though, are far from over . . . .
The vikings
Author: Robert Wernick, Time-Life Books
Publisher: Time Life Medical
Pages: 176
Year: 1979-01-01
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Profusely illustrated text discusses the history, customs, life style, and discoveries of the Vikings.
Daughter of War
Author: S.J.A. Turney
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1911420623
Pages: 350
Year: 2018-04-09
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An extraordinary story of the Knights Templar, seen from the bloody inside Europe is aflame. On the Iberian Peninsula the wars of the Reconquista rage across Aragon and Castile. Once again, the Moors are gaining the upper hand. Christendom is divided. Amidst the chaos comes a young knight: Arnau of Valbona. After his Lord is killed in an act of treachery, Arnau pledges to look after his daughter, whose life is now at risk. But in protecting her Arnau will face terrible challenges, and enter a world of Templars, steely knights and visceral combat he could never have imagined. She in turn will find a new destiny with the Knights as a daughter of war... Can she survive? And can Arnau find his destiny? An explosive novel of greed and lust, God and blood, Daughter of War marks the beginning of an epic new series from bestseller S.J.A. Turney. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden and Matthew Harffy.
Kemp: The Road to Crécy
Author: Jonathan Lunn
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1788630939
Pages: 300
Year: 2018-04-23
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An epic Medieval adventure of the Hundred Years’ War When Kemp joins the English army in order to avoid the hangman, he may just be delaying the inevitable. While he remains hopeful that at least there’s the chance for some heroics, the reality is very different. Kemp’s war is instead a terrifying odyssey through the panic and confusion of his first battle, the brutal realities of siege warfare, and eventually to the field of Crécy, where he faces the armoured might of the French nobility. But as an elite longbowman, when it comes to winning or losing, he could have a vital – though dangerous – part to play. This stunning adventure brings the medieval world vividly to life, and is ideal for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Matthew Harffy and Giles Kristian.
The Riverside Dictionary of Biography
Author: Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618493379
Pages: 867
Year: 2005
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An authoritative resource offering concise profiles of more than ten thousand of the world's most important people features information on individuals from ancient times to the present day and representing a wide range of fields of endeavor, furnishing details on birth and death dates, full name, nationality, occupation, and accomplishments, as well as thousands of cross references and brief quotations.
Battlefield Yorkshire
Author: David Cooke
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1844154246
Pages: 224
Year: 2006-10-12
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Yorkshire's past is replete with bloody battles and sieges. From the earliest times armies have marched across the Yorkshire countryside and have fought for control of the land, the towns and the cities. Roman, Viking, Norman and the Scottish invaders have all contributed ruthless episodes to the story. Christian fought pagan, Englishman fought foreign invader, and loyalist fought rebel, in some of the most destructive battles of British history. And bitter internal conflicts, which set neighbour against neighbour, created an equally violent heritage as rival lords and landowners contended for power and influence in the north. David Cooke gives a vivid description of the outbreaks of warfare that have punctuated the county's history. Using graphic contemporary accounts and numerous illustrations and maps, he creates a vivid narrative of a county that was a battleground until modern times.
Sharpe’s Christmas
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007237537
Pages: 32
Year: 2011-12-15
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A Richard Sharpe short story, featuring scenes of action and adventure at Christmas.
Blood and Destiny
Author: Chris Bishop
Publisher: RedDoor Publishing
ISBN: 1912022060
Pages: 368
Year: 2017-04-06
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It is 878 and Wessex stands alone against Guthrum's Viking hordes as all England cowers beneath their raven banner. With most of his army destroyed following a surprise attack at Chippenham, Alfred King of Wessex, retreats to the desolate marshes at Athelney. Whilst few believe he can ever restore the kingdom, he remains determined – no matter the cost. Among the small band of weary survivors is Matthew, a novice monk who must learn to fight like a warrior if he, along with his brother and fellow Saxons, are to have any chance of defeating the Vikings. As the impending battle looms, Matthew is charged with a vital role that means he must face danger and betrayal, and undertake a hazardous journey during which his faith will face the ultimate test.