M K Hume - Author

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M.K. Hume is a retired academic and is married with two sons.

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The Wolf of Midnight (Tintagel Book III) An epic tale of Arthurian Legend

The Wolf of Midnight (Tintagel Book III) An epic tale of Arthurian Legend

Author: M. K. Hume Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2018

THE WOLF OF MIDNIGHT is the thrilling final instalment in M. K. Hume's Tintagel trilogy, not to be missed by fans of George R R Martin and Bernard Cornwell. This gripping conclusion takes readers on a journey of bravery and brutality within tribal Britain and throughout the Roman Empire: a world of bloody battlefields, evil machinations, honour, ambition and greed. When Flavius Constantine, the High King of Britannia, is killed and his eldest son and heir Constans, is murdered, the path lies clear for Vortigern to seize the throne. Only Queen Severa's young sons, Ambrosius and Uther, stand in the way of Vortigern's evil plan. Sensing the boys are in mortal danger, Constantine's loyal Decurion, Paulus, and Severa's beloved brother, Pridenow, smuggle the infants into exile. Meanwhile, Queen Severa is forced to endure Vortigern's relentless brutality in her desperate bid to hold together the fractured throne. But she is no match for the Wolf of Midnight and it is only in the fullness of time that her sons will return to Britannia to claim the throne and fulfil their destiny...

Warrior's Blood (e-short story)

Warrior's Blood (e-short story)

Author: M. K. Hume Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2016

A dramatic and gripping exclusive e-short story set in Roman Britain that brings the bitter rivalry between Constans, son of Emperor Constantine III, and Lord Vortigern vividly to life.Constans travels to Vienna to relieve his father's troops, accompanied by the Cymru king, Vortigern, who cannot decide of the boy should live or die in order to facilitate Vortigern's rise to prominence. An ambush attack at a dangerous river crossing forces Constans to devise a courageous plan and fate to play its hand...

The Poisoned Throne (Tintagel Book II) A gripping adventure bringing the Arthurian Legend of life

The Poisoned Throne (Tintagel Book II) A gripping adventure bringing the Arthurian Legend of life

Author: M. K. Hume Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/06/2016

A decade has passed since the death of Caradoc, King of the Dumnonii tribe, and his friend, Flavius Magnus Maximus. Britain is battered by Pict invaders, and centurion Constantinus and his legionnaires are fighting them to the death. Maximus's daughter, Lady Severa, holds the key to the throne of the High King of the Britons and when she is threatened with abduction, Constantinus escorts her to the safety of Tintagel. Agreeing to marry her, he is crowned the High King, and Severa bears him two sons, Ambrosius and Uther. But, as the ruler of Britain, Constantinus is poisoned by greed and jealousy, and his thirst for greatness in the Roman Empire will cost him dear...

The Blood of Kings (Tintagel Book I) A historical thriller of bravery and bloodshed

The Blood of Kings (Tintagel Book I) A historical thriller of bravery and bloodshed

Author: M. K. Hume Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2016

The fate of Roman Britain is sealed when Caradoc, King of the Dumnonii tribe in Tintagel, meets Flavius Magnus Maximus, one of the most influential Roman officers in Britannia. Their unlikely friendship leads to an ambitious plan to unite the tribal leaders and, once crowned the first High King of the Britons, Maximus casts his eyes on the throne of the Western Roman Empire. Leading a force of brave warriors to Gaul, Maximus is victorious in battle. But it is not long after his return to Britain that hubris gnaws at him once again. Despite Caradoc's pleas to exercise caution, Maximus is determined to march on Rome itself. But who will pay the price for his bloodthirsty quest for power?

The Poisoned Throne (Tintagel Book II) A gripping adventure bringing the Arthurian Legend of life

The Poisoned Throne (Tintagel Book II) A gripping adventure bringing the Arthurian Legend of life

Author: M. K. Hume Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2015

A decade has passed since the death of Caradoc, King of the Dumnonii tribe, and his friend, Flavius Magnus Maximus. Britain is battered by Pict invaders, and centurion Constantinus and his legionnaires are fighting them to the death. Maximus's daughter, Lady Severa, holds the key to the throne of the High King of the Britons and when she is threatened with abduction, Constantinus escorts her to the safety of Tintagel. Agreeing to marry her, he is crowned the High King, and Severa bears him two sons, Ambrosius and Uther. But, as the ruler of Britain, Constantinus is poisoned by greed and jealousy, and his thirst for greatness in the Roman Empire will cost him dear...

Emperor's Blood (e-novella)

Emperor's Blood (e-novella)

Author: M. K. Hume Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2015

A gripping enovella that brings the dramatic battle between the High King of Briton, Magnus Maximus, and the Roman Emperor, Gratian, vividly to life.In the dying days of Roman rule, Magnus Maximus casts his eyes on the throne of the Western Empire and with a band of brave Roman and British warriors he marches to Gaul and challenges the might of Rome itself...

The Blood of Kings (Tintagel Book I) A historical thriller of bravery and bloodshed

The Blood of Kings (Tintagel Book I) A historical thriller of bravery and bloodshed

Author: M. K. Hume Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/06/2015

The fate of Roman Britain is sealed when Caradoc, King of the Dumnonii tribe in Tintagel, meets Flavius Magnus Maximus, one of the most influential Roman officers in Britannia. Their unlikely friendship leads to an ambitious plan to unite the tribal leaders and, once crowned the first High King of the Britons, Maximus casts his eyes on the throne of the Western Roman Empire. Leading a force of brave warriors to Gaul, Maximus is victorious in battle. But it is not long after his return to Britain that hubris gnaws at him once again. Despite Caradoc's pleas to exercise caution, Maximus is determined to march on Rome itself. But who will pay the price for his bloodthirsty quest for power?

The Ice King (Twilight of the Celts Book III) A gripping adventure of courage and honour

The Ice King (Twilight of the Celts Book III) A gripping adventure of courage and honour

Author: M. K. Hume Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

The legend of King Arthur lives on... It is several years now since Arthur, the Last Dragon of Britain, has set foot on home soil. Roaming the Land of the Denes, he has not only engaged in brutal and bloody conflict with the barbaric Geats but he has also unearthed the most evil force within the royal court of Heorot. And, under the guidance of Stormbringer, the mighty Sae Dene king, he has honed his skills as a commander. Now the time has come for Arthur to brave the dangers of the frozen north as he and a band of daring sea-faring warriors prepare to embark on his ultimate voyage - to return to Britain and to create a kingdom of his own...

Last Dragon's Voyage (e-short story)

Last Dragon's Voyage (e-short story)

Author: M. K. Hume Format: eBook Release Date: 09/04/2015

The Legend of King Arthur lives on in this dramatic e-short story.When Arthur, the illegitimate son of King Arthur, embarks on a dangerous voyage across the uncharted, frozen seas off the coast of Norway the hazardous ice forces him to shelter in a fjord during the winter. But Arthur and his crew are soon confronted with an even greater danger when an enormous blue whale enters the fjord and starts attacking the natives' vessels. They must risk their lives in a death-defying mission to slay the whale before it destroys them all...

The Storm Lord (Twilight of the Celts Book II) An adventure thriller of the fight for freedom

The Storm Lord (Twilight of the Celts Book II) An adventure thriller of the fight for freedom

Author: M. K. Hume Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/01/2015

The legend of King Arthur lives on... Crippled with hunger and weary to the point of collapse, Gareth Minor enters the fortress of Arden to deliver the dire news that Lord Arthur, the Last Dragon, has been captured by barbarians and taken to the frozen north. With Father Lorcan and Germanus by his side, Gareth embarks on a quest to rescue his master. Meanwhile, in the Land of the Denes, Arthur and his fellow prisoners enrage the Dene King when they are presented at court. Fleeing for their lives, Stormbringer, their captor turned protector, leads them to safety. But the northern shores are under threat of invasion and Stormbringer and Arthur unite in battle, knowing few will survive...

Stormbringer's Voyage (e-novella)

Stormbringer's Voyage (e-novella)

Author: M. K. Hume Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2014

This exclusive e-novella tells the dramatic story of how the Storm Lord became king of the Sae Dene.When the king of the Sae Dene is murdered by treacherous Geats, his young son, Valdar Bjornsen, swears an oath of vengeance. But first he must learn the skills of the sea-faring warriors to prove he is a worthy heir to the throne. Setting sail on his father's ship, Loki's Eye, Valdar embarks on a voyage of pillage and murder that earns him the name of Stormbringer. When news of his triumphant conquest reaches Hrolf Kraki, the newly crowned king of the Dene, Valdar is summoned to take on a mission that will change his destiny for ever...

The Storm Lord (Twilight of the Celts Book II) An adventure thriller of the fight for freedom

The Storm Lord (Twilight of the Celts Book II) An adventure thriller of the fight for freedom

Author: M. K. Hume Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/06/2014

The legend of King Arthur lives on... Crippled with hunger and weary to the point of collapse, Gareth Minor enters the fortress of Arden to deliver the dire news that Lord Arthur, the Last Dragon, has been captured by barbarians and taken to the frozen north. With Father Lorcan and Germanus by his side, Gareth embarks on a quest to rescue his master. Meanwhile, in the Land of the Denes, Arthur and his fellow prisoners enrage the Dene King when they are presented at court. Fleeing for their lives, Stormbringer, their captor turned protector, leads them to safety. But the northern shores are under threat of invasion and Stormbringer and Arthur unite in battle, knowing few will survive...

The Last Dragon (Twilight of the Celts Book I) An epic tale of King Arthur's legacy

The Last Dragon (Twilight of the Celts Book I) An epic tale of King Arthur's legacy

Author: M. K. Hume Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2014

The first part in an epic sequel to M.K. Hume's King Arthur trilogy The legend of King Arthur lives on... King Artor lies slain and Ector, a mere boy, is acknowledged as the legitimate heir to the kingdom. But the land of the Celts is weakened and Ector grows up torn between a sense of doom and duty. Meanwhile, in the Forest of Arden, it is revealed to young Arthur that he is the Bastard Prince, son of King Artor and Lady Elayne. Trained in the skills of a warrior, Arthur cannot challenge the position of his ruler and childhood friend, but nor can he stand back and watch Briton crumble under the threat of invasion. As the Last Dragon, he must ensure that his father's legacy lives on...

The Last Dragon (Twilight of the Celts Book I) An epic tale of King Arthur's legacy

The Last Dragon (Twilight of the Celts Book I) An epic tale of King Arthur's legacy

Author: M. K. Hume Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

The first part in an epic sequel to M.K. Hume's King Arthur trilogy The legend of King Arthur lives on... King Artor lies slain and Ector, a mere boy, is acknowledged as the legitimate heir to the kingdom. But the land of the Celts is weakened and Ector grows up torn between a sense of doom and duty. Meanwhile, in the Forest of Arden, it is revealed to young Arthur that he is the Bastard Prince, son of King Artor and Lady Elayne. Trained in the skills of a warrior, Arthur cannot challenge the position of his ruler and childhood friend, but nor can he stand back and watch Briton crumble under the threat of invasion. As the Last Dragon, he must ensure that his father's legacy lives on...

Prophecy: Web of Deceit (Prophecy Trilogy 3) An epic tale of the Legend of Merlin

Prophecy: Web of Deceit (Prophecy Trilogy 3) An epic tale of the Legend of Merlin

Author: M. K. Hume Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2013

The earth-shattering conclusion to the legend of Merlin. Returning from his epic journey to Constantinople, Myrddion Merlinus finds Briton in the grip of Uther Pendragon's bloodthirsty war against the Saxons. Coerced into obedience, Myrddion must serve Uther's brother Ambrosius, the High King, in order to spare the lives of his beloved fellow travellers. Ambrosius is an honest and wise ruler and Myrddion's skills are put to good use setting up a spy network while training healers across the land. But when Ambrosius is poisoned, his untimely death propels Myrddion back into the callous hands of Uther Pendragon. The new High King will stop at nothing to force Myrddion to accede to his unthinkable wishes. Myrddion's only solace is the prophecy that his suffering is not in vain. But will he survive the taint of Uther's madness and enable good to come from evil?

Prophecy: Death of an Empire (Prophecy Trilogy 2) A gripping adventure of conflict and corruption

Prophecy: Death of an Empire (Prophecy Trilogy 2) A gripping adventure of conflict and corruption

Author: M. K. Hume Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/04/2012

Merlin's epic quest continues as he journeys to Constantinople in search of his father. Myrddion Emrys of Segontium is the product of a brutal rape, but when King Vortigern hints at his father's identity, Myrddion embarks on a journey across France and Italy to Constantinople. It is a voyage that is to turn the young healer into a man of great renown. Serving under General Flavius Aetius at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, Myrddion saves the lives of thousands of warriors and, on his arrival in Rome, he heals many more, including Cleoxenes, Envoy to Emperor Theodosius of the East, on his way to a delegation with Attila the Hun. But a deadlier conflict between Emperor Valentinian of the West and Senator Petronius Maximus is still to come and Myrddion must use all his strength to carry out his work in a world that is evil.

Prophecy: Clash of Kings (Prophecy Trilogy 1) The legend of Merlin begins

Prophecy: Clash of Kings (Prophecy Trilogy 1) The legend of Merlin begins

Author: M. K. Hume Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/06/2011

The first in an epic trilogy charting the legend of Merlin. The legend begins... In the town of Segontium, a fugitive is washed ashore. He brutally rapes the granddaughter of the king of the Deceangli tribe, leaving her to bear his son, Myrddion Merlinus. Spurned as a demon seed, the boy is raised by his grandmother and he is apprenticed to a skilled healer who hones his remarkable gift. Meanwhile, the High King of the Celts, Vortigern, is rebuilding the ancient fortress at Dinas Emrys. According to a prophecy, he must use the blood of a demon seed to make the towers stand firm. Myrddion's life is in jeopardy. But the boy has a prophecy of his own and a richer destiny to fulfil. Soon Vortigern shall be known as the harbinger of chaos, and Myrddion must use his gifts for good in a kingdom besieged by evil. So begins the healer's journey to greatness...

King Arthur: The Bloody Cup (King Arthur Trilogy 3) A thrilling historical adventure of treason and turmoil

King Arthur: The Bloody Cup (King Arthur Trilogy 3) A thrilling historical adventure of treason and turmoil

Author: M. K. Hume Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2010

The third book in an exciting Arthurian trilogy. For many years, the people of Briton have enjoyed peace and prosperity under the reign of King Artor and the Union of Kings. Having spurned the despotism of his predecessor, Uther Pendragon, Arthur has ruled with a strong sense of duty, goodness and honour. Artor is now weakening with age, however, and the seeds of discontent are being sown. Seeking to cleanse the land of Christian belief, dissenters need a symbol with which to legitimise their pagan claim and gather malcontents together into a cohesive weapon. These shadowy, subversive elements seize upon the ancient cup of Bishop Lucius of Glastonbury as a way of fragmenting Artor's hard-fought-for kingdom. But first, they must lay their hands on the relic and, in doing so, unleash a force for evil from which murder and violent mayhem ensue. But it emerges that the ultimate threat to Artor's rule lies far closer to home; Artor is betrayed by kin. Celt will slay Celt and the river will run with blood.

King Arthur: Warrior of the West (King Arthur Trilogy 2) An unputdownable historical thriller of bloodshed and betrayal

King Arthur: Warrior of the West (King Arthur Trilogy 2) An unputdownable historical thriller of bloodshed and betrayal

Author: M. K. Hume Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2010

The second book in an exciting Arthurian trilogy. Twelve long, blood-soaked years, have passed since Artor fulfilled his destiny and was crowned the High King of the Britons. Against all odds, Artor has united Celtic Britain and with a last great campaign, has banished the Saxon scourge. The legend of Camlann has begun. But even as Artor's kingdom is at its zenith, even as he has succeeded in conquering all external threats to his rule, his kingdom is being undermined from within. Not only is Artor betrayed by the one person he should be able to trust, he has also learned of appalling perversion at the heart of his kingdom. He must make a terrible choice. Does he commit a deed that leaves him open to comparison with the despotic Uther Pendragon, or does he let evil go unchecked? The burden of leadership, of power, now rests solely - and heavily - on Artor's shoulders for Myrddion Merlinus, master tactician, guiding light for so many years, has left Artor to his fate. Could all that Artor has fought for, the destiny of Britain, be lost? Will Britain be torn apart?

King Arthur: Warrior of the West (King Arthur Trilogy 2) An unputdownable historical thriller of bloodshed and betrayal

King Arthur: Warrior of the West (King Arthur Trilogy 2) An unputdownable historical thriller of bloodshed and betrayal

Author: M. K. Hume Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2010

The second book in an exciting Arthurian trilogy. Twelve long, blood-soaked years, have passed since Artor fulfilled his destiny and was crowned the High King of the Britons. Against all odds, Artor has united Celtic Britain and with a last great campaign, has banished the Saxon scourge. The legend of Camlann has begun. But even as Artor's kingdom is at its zenith, even as he has succeeded in conquering all external threats to his rule, his kingdom is being undermined from within. Not only is Artor betrayed by the one person he should be able to trust, he has also learned of appalling perversion at the heart of his kingdom. He must make a terrible choice. Does he commit a deed that leaves him open to comparison with the despotic Uther Pendragon, or does he let evil go unchecked? The burden of leadership, of power, now rests solely - and heavily - on Artor's shoulders for Myrddion Merlinus, master tactician, guiding light for so many years, has left Artor to his fate. Could all that Artor has fought for, the destiny of Britain, be lost? Will Britain be torn apart?

King Arthur: Dragon's Child (King Arthur Trilogy 1) The legend of King Arthur comes to life

King Arthur: Dragon's Child (King Arthur Trilogy 1) The legend of King Arthur comes to life

Author: M. K. Hume Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2009

The epic tale of the man destined to become Arthur, High King of the Britons The Dark Ages: a time of chaos and bloodshed. The Roman legions have long deserted the Isles and the despotic Uther Pendragon, High King of Celtic Britain, is nearing death, his kingdom torn apart by the jostling for his throne. Of unknown parentage, Artorex in growing up in the household of his foster father Lord Ector. One day, three strangers arrive and arrange for Artorex to be taught the martial skills of the warrior; blade and shield, horse and fire, pain and bravery. When they return, years later, Artorex is not only trained in the arts of battle, he is also a married man. The country is in desperate straits for the great cities of the east are falling to the menace of the Saxon hordes. Artorex becomes a war chieftain, and wins many battles that earns him the trust of his Celtic warriors and proves that Artorex alone can unite the tribes. But, if he is to fulfil his destiny and become the High King of the Britons, Artorex must find Uther's crown and sword. The future of Britain is at stake.

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