E S Moxon is of Anglo-Italian heritage, and her life has always involved languages and travel. Her parents love history and growing up she spent many family holidays visiting ancient burial sites and stone circles, exploring Britain's multi-cultural past. Her Italian grandfather, somewhat of a rascal in his youth, would regale her with his roguish adventures. This oral storytelling, akin to old sagas told around fires in Saxon and Viking mead halls, fuelled Elaine's passion for writing from a young age and she's loved it ever since.
"The author knows and loves her research - this is plain - and introduces rich detailed description throughout; she evokes the mysticism that clung to those times with skill. The dialogue flows well and I could see the characters in their settings as they spoke and went about their campsites, battles and journey." - Historical Novel Society