Thrilling, action-packed historical debut that rescues one of England's forgotten heroes from the mists of early medieval history and brings him to brutal and bloody life...
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.
"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 *