The start of a brand NEW series – an unputdownable fast paced adventure, filled with unforgettable characters.
Alfred the Great’s dream of a united England has been forged by his daughter Aethelfaed and grandson, King Aethelstan.
The Vikings have been expelled from York following the death of Erik Bloodaxe, and for two generations there has been peace between Saxon and Dane.
A new Viking warlord Olaf Tryggvason seeks revenge for Bloodaxe’s death and the slaughter that followed, and has set his sights on a fresh assault on England’s shores. With Skarde Wartooth they set sail for Saxon lands, hungry for glory, conquest and vengeance.
Beornoth, a brutal and battle-hardened Saxon Thegn, is called to arms to fight and protect the Saxon people from the savage Norse invaders. On a personal crusade, he joins the army of Byrthnoth, Lord of the east Saxons in a desperate fight against the bloodthirsty Vikings.
Beornoth must lay his own demons to bed, survive vicious attacks and find redemption for his tragic past.
If you like Bernard Cornwell, Simon Scarrow, Conn Iggulden, and David Gemmell you will love this epic Saxon adventure packed with battles, Vikings, and adventure.
The book starts off with a list of characters, with there being quite a few and also a Glossary of Viking words. So you can always flick back and look things up. Although I have to admit that I didn’t need to. The author transports back to 989AD and follow a Viking/Saxon story that will have you glued to your seat from start to finish!
This is a total genre swap for me. I have never read anything like this until now….OMG I loved it!
The author has clearly done his research. It is dark, gruesome, action packed full of blood and war. Exactly what you would expect from those times. Not that I’m a Viking expert. But wow it is crazy to think that things like this actually happened just from reading this story.
I am so glad I took the chance giving this book ago. It is an absolutely brilliant start to a new series….I cannot wait for the next one!
Massive thank you to Rachel for inviting me to take part in this tour.
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Author Bio –
Peter Gibbons is a financial advisor and author of the highly acclaimed Viking Blood and Blade trilogy.
He comes to Boldwood with his new Saxon Warrior series, set around the 900 AD Viking invasion during the reign of King Athelred the Unready. The first title of the new series, Warrior and Protector, will be published in October 2022. He originates from Liverpool and now lives with his family in County Kildare.
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