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Hereward: Wolves of New Rome by James Wilde
  

Hereward: Wolves of New Rome

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The fourth in the series sees Hereward finally defeated and in exile. He is off to Constantinople where rumour has it the streets are paved with gold and employment for skilled men at arms plentiful. So we have mini battles, betrayal, shipwreck, capture, escape (with a female chieftain!) and at last his goal, but it is not as he had hoped. Not one of the best in this area.

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Hereward: Wolves of New Rome by James Wilde

1072 - The great battle has been lost. King William stands victorious. And for the betrayed and abandoned English rebels, the price of their crushing defeat is cruel: exile. Cut adrift from family, friends, home, their hopes of survival lie with one man, their leader Hereward. But can even that now-legendary hero navigate a safe course across a world torn by war? Their ultimate destination is the jewelled heart of the Christian emperor in the East, the New Rome - Byzantium. Here the English hope to find gold and glory by joining those pledged to protect the emperor, the elite and savage Varangian Guard. But this once-mighty empire is slipping into shadow. Beyond the vast walls, the endless Turkish hordes plan for an attack that could come at any moment. And within the sprawling city, rival factions threaten bloody mayhem as they scheme to seize the crown. Here begins a new chapter in the stirring tale of England's forgotten hero. But now the enemies are hidden, their methods bloodier, the battlefield and weapons unfamiliar and to stay alive in this cauldron of plot, betrayal and murder, Hereward and the English must fight as never before.

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

30th November 1999

Author

James Wilde

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www.manofmercia.co.uk/

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Hardback

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Historical Fiction
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9780593071830

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