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Hereward by James Wilde


Hereward

James Wilde


Action / Adventure   Historical Fiction   
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The tale of a man whose deeds will become the stuff of legend, this is also the story of two mismatched allies: Hereward the man of war, and Alric, a monk and a man of peace. One will risk everything to save the land he loves, the other to save his friend's soul...



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Hereward by James Wilde

1062, a time many fear is the End of Days. With the English King Edward heirless and ailing, across the grey seas in Normandy the brutal William the Bastard waits for the moment when he can drown England in a tide of blood. The ravens of war are gathering. But as the king's closest advisors scheme and squabble amongst themselves, hopes of resisting the naked ambition of the Norman duke come to rest with just one man: Hereward...To some a brilliant warrior, to others a devil in human form, Hereward is as adept in the art of slaughter as the enemies that gather to claim England's throne. But in his country's hour of greatest need, he has been declared an outlaw. To stay alive - and a freeman - he must carve a bloody swathe from the frozen hills of Northumbria to Flanders' fields and the fenlands of East Anglia.


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A novel about brutal and bloody times and not for for the squeamish but Wilde has succeeded in giving new and convincing life to a half-forgotten English hero BBC HISTORY magazine Moves at a wonderful pace... great swathes of blood-letting and an overall kickass arc... great stuff FALCATATIMES.COM Fantastically realised... strong, believable characters, lashings of fast-paced action ELOQUENTPAGE.COM





About the Author

James Wilde is a Man of Mercia. Raised in a world of books, the author studied economic history at university before travelling the world in search of adventure. Unable to forget a childhood encounter - in the pages of a comic - with the great English warrior, Hereward, Wilde returned to the haunted fenlands of Eastern England, Hereward's ancestral home, where he became convinced that this legendary hero should be the subject of his first novel. Wilde now indulges his love of history and the high life in the home his family have owned for several generations in the heart of a Mercian forest.


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Format
Paperback
480 pages

Author
James Wilde

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Author's Website
www.manofmercia.co.uk/

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  • Fri, 11 Jul 2014 @ 12:06
    Hope you all enjoy the new #Hereward on July 31. Me, I'm knee-deep in the next one which is the best so far, though I say it myself.
  • Thu, 10 Jul 2014 @ 11:05
    The first copy of Hereward Wolves of New Rome has just crashed on to my doormat. Looks a handsome volume - the... http://t.co/jv4V8Hooum
  • Mon, 9 Jun 2014 @ 16:34
    RT @vclinde: Just uploaded a short for my favourite @artassignment & @PBSDS project #WhatHowWhere Quo Vadimus: http://t.co/XSPIldbcQm
  • Fri, 6 Jun 2014 @ 14:57
    If you're interested in music, history, folklore, rural life and mystical, misty Albion I can definitely recommend Rob Young's Electric Eden
  • Wed, 21 May 2014 @ 06:45
    RT @mattbicky: Just finished Hereward End of Days by @manofmercia Brilliant series.. The real person behind the Robin Hood legend?

Publisher
Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Publication date
29th March 2012

Categories
Action / Adventure
Historical Fiction


ISBN
9780553825169
 


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