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Initial post: 24 Dec 2010, 20:25:05 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Dec 2010, 20:26:41 GMT
I invite you to check out my novel. Kindle version is just gone on line:
Kindle Version:
The Amber Treasure
Paperback:
The Amber Treasure (Northern Crown)

Cerdic is the nephew of a great warrior who died a hero of the Anglo-Saxon country of Deira. Growing up in a quiet village, he dreams of the glories of battle and of one day writing his name into the sagas. He experiences the true horrors of war, however, when his home is attacked, his sister kidnapped, his family betrayed and his uncle's legendary sword stolen.

Cerdic is thrown into the struggles that will determine the future of 6th century Britain and must show courageous leadership and overcome treachery, to save his kingdom, rescue his sister and return home with his uncle's s sword.

What Jill Murphy on the Book Bag says about The Amber Treasure:

'Enjoyable novel set in sixth century Northumbria. Accurate detail and vivid fight scenes together with an engaging central character and his coming-of-age make this an absorbing read for fans of historical fiction...'

What a Nan Hawthorne says about The Amber Treasure:

'... gripping and satisfying ...'

' ... enhanced with engrossing descriptions, such as the King's hall, the nature of shield wall battle, the stink and fascination of the city of Eoforwic.'

'All in all, The Amber Treasure is a strong and engaging tale told with skill and eloquence, and is satisfying and yet thought-provoking, by an able storyteller.'

Posted on 18 Oct 2011, 00:54:34 BST
Roger Weston says:
This one has a sword and a little history, too.

The Golden Catch
#8 in UK Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Men's Adventure

Customer review:
"This is one of the best books I have read all year, and I couldn't put it down...if you like Clive Cussler, Matthew Reilly or Daniel Silva you will like this book, it had me gripped from page one and the ending is truly exciting."

Only 86p on Kindle!

Posted on 18 Oct 2011, 11:50:39 BST
Alien Girl says:
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Ooops, sorry! Wrong forum! :)

Posted on 18 Oct 2011, 17:29:28 BST
Well my novel has a triad sword in use in the first chapter

See sample on Kindle version on A Circle Has No End

and see my web site tony-henderson.com

Posted on 29 Oct 2011, 17:54:55 BST
SIRIUS says:
BENDING THE BOYNE: A novel of ancient Ireland
Why were the great Boyne mounds abandoned ca 2200 BCE?

Eire: sweeping changes arrive with the Bronze Age and seafaring warriors who carry weapons designed for one thing: human combat.

The long bronze knives.

"thought-provoking and entertaining" -- The Irish News ( Belfast) June 30, 2011.

350 pp in quality paperback; also via Kindle/Nook/apps

Posted on 2 Nov 2011, 12:24:02 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jan 2012, 19:15:24 GMT
Cavalrymen and Officers on horse back carried swords during WW1, not very effective though. The men in the trenches carried something similar to a sword, it was called a bayonet, and they were very effective indeed.
You can read why in Going Home To Ruby

Posted on 4 Jan 2012, 17:01:21 GMT
gary says:
I agree, try `Viking Sword Saxon Shield' and `Vikings Saxon Holocaust They are truly historical fiction novels based on true historical figures and battles around the east coast of England at the end of the 10th century. This was during the reign of King Aethelred.Viking Sword Saxon Shield Viking! Saxon Holocaust
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