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Hereward: End of Days by James Wilde
  

Hereward: End of Days

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Britain just post 1066 has William trying to subdue the revolting English. Based in the middle of England in the bog land round Ely is Hereward, a Robin Hood style character of his day. This is our history and we know who wins but the telling of the sad tale here is done with plenty of battle and siege detail plus lots of human interest as Hereward seeks revenge for his decapitated wife. Those around him show both loyalty and betrayal. It certainly illustrates the cruelty of war and its aftermath to crush any further resistance.

If you like James Wilde you might also like to read books by Harry Sidebottom, Robyn Young and Ben Kane.

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Hereward: End of Days by James Wilde

England, 1071. Five years have passed since the crushing Norman victory at the Battle of Hastings. The country reels under the savage rule of the new king, the one they call 'the Bastard'. The North has been left a wasteland - villages razed, innocents put to the sword, land stolen. It seems no atrocity is too great to ensure William's grip upon the crown. Rats feed upon fields of the dead And now he turns his cold gaze east, towards the last stronghold of the English resistance. After years of struggle, he will brook no further challenge to his power: his vast army masses and his siege machines are readied. In their fortress on the Isle of Ely, the English have put their faith in the only man who might defeat the murderous invaders. He is called Hereward. He is a warrior and a master tactician - as adept at slaughter as his enemy and plans have been been set in motion for a bloody uprising that will sweep the Norman king off the throne once and for all. But Hereward is missing. With their hopes of victory dwindling, can the English rebels find the leader who seems to have abandoned them before William the Bastard begins his final, devastating assault that will truly be the end of days...Here is a tale of heroism and treachery - and the bloodiest rebellion England has ever known.


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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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Publication date

13th February 2014

Author

James Wilde

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www.manofmercia.co.uk/

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Publisher

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

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9780553825183

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