Pit of Vipers

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Sons of Kings: Book Two

The lives of Alfred of Wessex and Eadwulf of Mercia continue to unfold against the ever-increasing threat of Danish raids. Now back in his homeland, Eadwulf sets out on his determined quest for revenge, whilst Alfred’s leadership skills develop at the courts of his successive brothers. Before long, those skills will be put to the test.

The Danish invasion of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in 865 is merciless and relentless. Every year more Norse ships come to join their comrades in a quest to plunder for wealth and gain domination over the people. The Wessex king is now Aethelred, Alfred’s last surviving brother, and Alfred becomes his trusted second-in-command. Whilst the Danes take kingdom after kingdom, the brothers wait with baited breath for them to set their sights on Wessex.

By 869 their worst fear is realised.

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Some of the 5 star reviews of Pit of Vipers:

    • If you like Bernard Cornwell’s Uhtred series, you’ll like this … BJ Kitchen, Amazon.com
    • If you like spellbinding historical fiction with plenty of grueling action, you’ve got to read Pit of Vipers. Fans of the Dark Ages and The Vikings will love this book. Highly recommend! N.N. Light Amazon.com
    • Anyone interested in the time of the Vikings and their addition to the creation of the English will thoroughly enjoy this book. For those of us who enjoy Griff Hosker, Bernard Cornwall and Jerry Autieri, try this new series by Millie Thom…Excellent! ~ Sue Merritt Amazon.com
    • A great find for historical fiction fans … SPR editorial review

 

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Shadow of the Raven

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Sons of Kings: Book One

By the mid ninth century, Danish raids on Anglo-Saxon kingdoms have escalated. Several bands even dare to overwinter on the coastal islands, particularly those at the mouth of the Thames, where the kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia border each other. The kings of these lands must put past hostilities aside and take the first steps towards unity; steps they see as vital in the face of this newfound threat to their lands.

Alfred of Wessex and Eadwulf of Mercia are the sons of kings, whose futures have been determined since birth. But the turbulent events in their childhood years change the natural progression of things and shape the characters of the men they will become. Their roads to manhood follow vastly different routes, but both learn crucial lessons along the way: lessons that will serve them well in future years.

Discovering that the enemy is not always a stranger is a harsh lesson indeed; the realisation that a trusted kinsman can turn traitor is the harshest lesson of all.

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These are some of the five star reviews for Shadow of the Raven:

    • A fantastic, well written story – Tammy L. Nesheim: Amazon.com
    • truly a remarkable historical fiction… J.L. Hutchisson: Amazon.com
    • …a beautifully crafted and seamlessly linked tale… Tricia Preston: Amazon.co.uk
    • You know those authors that write in a way that the reader can basically smell the soil just from the description? Well, Thom nailed it: Emmeline  (The Book Herald) TOP 50 REVIEWER. Amazon.com

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