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Son of the Morning by Mark Alder

Son of the Morning

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It is the height of the Hundred Years War, England versus France, Edward III versus Philippe de Valois, but this isn’t quite the same as the history we’re taught in school. Imagine instead that like the gods of Greek mythology who picked their sides in the Trojan War, Edward and Philippe could call on Heaven’s Angels or make pacts with the Devils in Hell to support their cause. An epic, brilliant novel that perfectly mixes historical detail with lush fantasy.

If you like Mark Alder you might also like to read books by George RR Martin, Bernard Cornwell and J R R Tolkein.

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Son of the Morning by Mark Alder

Lauded by fellow authors, a five star 'SFX recommends' title, adored by the bloggers, Mark Alder's debut novel of angels, demons, kings and the Hundred Years War marks the beginning of a hugely exciting new series. Edward III stands in a burnt English church, destroyed in a French raid. A raid on his land, a raid on him. He is in debt and surrounded by doubters, only victory against France will save his throne. But Philip of Valois can put 50,000 men in the field. He has sent his priests to summon the very angels themselves to fight for France. Edward could call on God for aid but he is a usurper. What if God truly is on the side of the French? But for a price, Edward could open the gates of Hell and take an unholy war to France...Mark Alder has brought the epic fantasy of George R.R. Martin to the vivid historical adventure of Bernard Cornwell and has a created a fantasy that will sweep you to a new vision of the Hundred Years War.


'SON OF THE MORNING' is a smart, gripping historical fantasy' SFX

'A triumphant combination of great characters and an epic - yet not too sprawling - plot...a vivid and realistic story that, once you're in, you'll find it hard to leave' Fantasy Faction

'What the author has accomplished here is nothing short of remarkable, providing a rich window into an alternative history that hits all the right notes and doesn't alienate those without a deep knowledge of historical happenings' SF BOOK

'This is fast-paced and absorbing but most of all it is as visual as a richly coloured medieval tapestry packed with detail' We Love This Book

'It is a novel that demands to be read' Fantasy Book Review

'Expertly written, highly detailed and vividly imagined, this is an outstanding work of historical fiction/alternate history which pulled me in with its prose and story from page 1' Grim Dark Fantasy Reader

About the Author

Mark Alder lives in Brighton with his wife and daughter. He is a journalist and stand-up comedian as well as a writer of historical fantasy.

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Publication date

8th January 2015


Mark Alder

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Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co


752 pages


Historical Fiction
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