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Hereward (Hereward 1) [Kindle Edition]

James Wilde
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"A novel about brutal and bloody times and not for for the squeamish but Wilde has succeeded in giving new and convincing life to a half-forgotten English hero" BBC HISTORY magazine "Moves at a wonderful pace... great swathes of blood-letting and an overall kickass arc... great stuff" FALCATATIMES.COM "Fantastically realised... strong, believable characters, lashings of fast-paced action" ELOQUENTPAGE.COM

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Hereward the Wake - one of England's forgotten heroes - is rescued from the mists of medieval history and brought back to brutal and bloody life in this thrilling historical actioner...

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1062, a time many fear is the End of Days. With the English King Edward heirless and ailing, across the grey seas in Normandy the brutal William the Bastard waits for the moment when he can drown England in a tide of blood.


The ravens of war are gathering. But as the king's closest advisors scheme and squabble amongst themselves, hopes of resisting the naked ambition of the Norman duke come to rest with just one man: Hereward...


To some a brilliant warrior, to others a devil in human form, Hereward is as adept in the art of slaughter as the enemies that gather to claim England's throne. But in his country's hour of greatest need, he has been declared an outlaw. To stay alive - and a freeman - he must carve a bloody swathe from the frozen hills of Northumbria to Flanders' fields and the fenlands of East Anglia.



The tale of a man whose deeds will become the stuff of legend, this is also the story of two mis-matched allies: Hereward the man of war, and Alric, a monk and a man of peace. One will risk everything to save the land he loves, the other to save his friend's soul...

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1062, a time many fear is the End of Days. With the English King Edward heirless and ailing, across the grey seas in Normandy the brutal William the Bastard waits for the moment when he can drown England in a tide of blood.

The ravens of war are gathering. But as the king's closest advisors scheme and squabble amongst themselves, hopes of resisting the naked ambition of the Norman duke come to rest with just one man: Hereward...

To some a ruthless warrior and master tactician, to others a devil in human form, Hereward is as adept in the art of slaughter as the foes that gather to claim England's throne. But in his country's hour of greatest need, his enemies at Court have made him outlaw. To stay alive - and a freeman - he must carve a bloody swathe from the frozen hills of Northumbria to Flanders' fields and the fenlands of East Anglia.

The tale of a man whose deeds will become the stuff of legend, this is also the story of two mismatched allies: Hereward the man of war, and Alric, a man of peace, a monk. One will risk everything to save the land he loves, the other to save his friend's soul...

James Wilde's thrilling, action-packed debut rescues a great English hero from the darkest of times and brings him to brutal and bloody life.

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1062, a time many fear is the End of Days. With the English King Edward heirless and ailing, William, Duke of Normandy waits for the moment when he can drown England in a tide of blood.

The ravens of war are gathering, while the king's closest advisors do nothing but scheme and squabble amongst themselves. Hopes of resisting the would-be conqueror come to rest with just one man: Hereward.

To some a brave and cunning warrior, to others a devil in human form, Hereward is as adept in the art of slaughter as the foes that gather to claim England's throne. However his enemies at Court have made him outlaw and Hereward must carve a swathe from the frozen hills of Northumbria to the fenlands of East Anglia to stay alive, and a free man . . .

James Wilde's thrilling, action-packed début rescues a great English hero from the darkest of times and brings him to brutal and bloody life.

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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