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The Earl of Mercia's Father: England: The Second Viking Age

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Every story has a beginning.

Leofwine, still recovering from the murder of his father at the Battle of Maldon, must serve his king as England experiences a fresh wave of Raider attacks orchestrated by the very man responsible for his father’s death, Olaf Tryggvason.

On a diplomatic mission to Norway, Leofwine is compelled to ally himself with Olaf Tryggvason, and when they’re attacked by the Danish king, Swein Forkbeard, seeking retribution for Olaf’s previous trickery, Leofwine is severely wounded.

Surviving the attack, Leofwine returns to England to find he’s been all but replaced, and the king is as weak as ever. Leofwine must fight for his position and influence amongst an unruly mob of self-interested nobles while coming to terms with his life-changing injuries and new responsibilities as both a husband, father and ealdorman. To make England safe again, he must also force his frightened king to combat a new wave of Viking Raiders with an offensive attack on those who aid the Raiders.

The Earl of Mercia’s Father is the first book in the epic Earls of Mercia series charting the final century of
Saxon England, as seen through the eyes of Ealdorman Leofwine, the father of Earl Leofric, the Earl of Mercia, and ally of Lady Elfrida, England’s first crowned queen.


"This is a fantastic series of books by an author who certainly knows his subject. I was into the Roman invasions but am rapidly converting to the Britons!" Amazon Reviewer"A must-read for fans of Viking age England. This promises to be a very good series of which I can't wait for the next instalment." Amazon Reviewer

"Intriguing, well-written stories about the early days of Great Britain between Alfred the Great and William the Conqueror... at the time Athelred was King... the story is written from the perspective of one the emerging Earl's who sits on the Witan (council). The time period shows the interplay between Great Britain and the Scandinavian countries (Viking raiders) as well." Reviewer



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