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The Killing Way

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A grim and gritty novel, set in 5th century Arthurian Britain, that will appeal to fans of mystery novels as much as history buffs. The perpetrators of a violent murder of a young girl must be found to protect Arthur's newly developing realm - and if you enjoy it the good news is that it’s the start of a series of books.

If you like Anthony Hays you might also like to read books by Bernard Cornwell.

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Synopsis

The Killing Way by Anthony Hays

Welcome to fifth-century Britain: the Romans have left, the Saxons have invaded, the towns are decaying and the countryside dangerous. A young leader has forged a reputation as both a warrior and a diplomat and supreme power is within his grasp. But Camelot does not exist; chivalry is nonexistent; betrayal and treachery are endemic. This is not the Arthur of legend. And neither is this Arthur's story. This tale belongs to its grim narrator, Malgwyn ap Cuneglas, a man whose broken life mirrors the broken Roman roads that divide the landscape. Once a feared warrior, he should have lost his life when he lost his swordhand on the battlefield. But Arthur saved him, condemning Malgwyn to a half-life as a meagre scribe. But when a young woman is murdered and Arthur's reputation is threatened, Malgwyn is tasked with solving the mystery and safeguarding the stability of Arthur's newborn realm.

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A moving, gritty, intriguing take on the Arthurian myth with solid, well-drawn characters, and a fantastic murder mystery you can really sink your teeth into. The best of Ellis Peters rendered in the battle-tongue of Bernard Cornwell. * MC Scott * Stirring stuff, with plenty of intrigue and atmosphere * Guardian * A story of the factions that fought and plotted for supremacy, and it is the story of how one man, Malgwyn, is able to reclaim a life and dignity that seemed lost forever. Above all, it is a well-crafted, fine historical mystery * Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine * Powerfully told and atmospherically driven * The New York Journal of Books * Turns a time-honoured historical legend on its head, creating a new mystery series steeped in Arthurian mythology * Booklist * A fascinating blend of history and fiction... sure to engage fans of both Bernard Cornwell and Ellis Peters * Library Journal * Political intrigue and ancient superstition loom large in this excellent mystery * Publishers Weekly *


About the Author

Anthony Hays is a journalist and novelist. He has covered topics as varied as narcotics trafficking, political corruption, Civil War history, and the war on terror.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st November 2012

Author

Anthony Hays

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Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
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ISBN

9780857890078

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