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Hereward: End of Days (Hereward 3)
 
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Hereward: End of Days (Hereward 3) [Kindle Edition]

James Wilde
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James Wilde's retelling of the story of England's forgotten hero - Hereward the Wake - continues in this new brutal and bloodily exciting novel - a must-read for historical fiction fans!

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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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1071. Five years have passed since the Norman's crushing victory at Hastings. England reels under the savage rule of its new king, the one they call 'the Bastard'. The North has been left a wasteland - villages torched, innocents put to the sword, land stolen. Rats feed upon fields of the dead.

It seems no atrocity is too great to ensure William's iron grip upon the crown. Now his cold gaze is turning towards the last stronghold of the English resistance. After these years of struggle, he will brook no further challenge to his power. His vast army is massing; his machines of war are being made ready.

In their fortress on the Isle of Ely, the English rebels have put their faith in one man - a warrior, a leader and a master of the art of waging war. His name is Hereward, and he has planned an uprising that will sweep the hated king from the throne once and for all.

But Hereward has disappeared - and with him, it seems. England's hopes of victory. Can this great hero really have abandoned his people? Time is running out, for King William is about to begin his final, devastating assault that will surely mark the end of days . . .

Here is a heart-pounding tale of heroism, treachery and sacrifice - and the bloodiest rebellion England has ever known . . .

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1071. Five years have passed since the Normans' crushing victory at Hastings. England reels under the savage rule of its new king. The North is a wasteland - villages razed, innocents slaughtered, land stolen. No atrocity is too great to ensure William's iron grip upon the crown. Rats feed upon the dead.

And now the Bastard's cold gaze turns east, towards the last stronghold of English resistance. He will brook no further challenge to his power. His vast army masses; his machines of war are made ready.

In their fortress island of Ely, the rebels have put their faith in one man - a warrior, a leader and a master of the art of waging war: Hereward. He plans an uprising that will sweep the hated Norman king from the throne once and for all.

But Hereward has vanished - and with him, it seems, England's hope of liberty. Can he really have abandoned his people just as William begins the devastating assault that will surely mark the end of days . . .

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 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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