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Thurkill's Battle (The Huscarl Chronicles Book 2) (English Edition) Formato Kindle
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‘Thurkill is a warrior with a heart and soul, a man of honour and mettle that Beobrand would be proud to have alongside him in the shieldwall.’ Matthew Harffy
England’s future lies in ruins. King Harold is dead, mutilated. The cream of England’s warrior nobility lie with him.
In Lundenburh, those lords who were not killed in battle, have elected a new king. A beardless boy called Edgar – the last prince of Wessex – on whose young shoulders, all hope now rests. Edgar must summon what remains of the warriors of England if he is to prevent Duke William from taking his crown.
Following the brutal events at his father’s hall in Haslow, Thurkill has marched his warband north to join Edgar in Lundenburh. The charred remains of his childhood home hold nothing now but bloody memories that will haunt him to his dying day.
Determined to play his part, Thurkill offers his sword to the young king in defence of the city against marauding Norman horsemen. But he can only delay the inevitable as Duke William is finally crowned king on Christmas Day.
With Edgar defeated and, with him, all Saxon hopes dashed, Thurkill travels north to Gudmundcestre, where he sets up home with Hild, with whom he has been reunited. But any hopes he has of putting his past behind him are torn to shreds by the arrival of Robert FitzGilbert, brother of the man he killed in Haslow.
Robert has come to claim the blood price for his brother’s death - and he will stop at nothing in his quest for vengeance.
Once more, Thurkill must kill or be killed.
Paul Bernardi is the author of The Huscarl Chronicles and To the Devil His Due.
Praise for Paul Bernardi:
‘Thurkill’s Revenge, a bravura tale set against the backdrop of the Norman Conquest, presents the exploits of a Saxon bodyguard in cinematic detail. The narrative weaves a rich weft and warp of fact and fiction - the protagonist Thurkill’s father, Scalpi is one of the few Saxon fighting men known to have faced the Normans at Senlac Ridge, Hastings – and the author displays an historian’s eye for authentic detail in a galloping read.’ Paul Bannister, author of Storm of Arrows
‘A fast paced, action packed medieval adventure; a boy becomes a man during one of the most tumultuous pivot points of English history.’ J.A. Ironside, author of The King's Knight series
‘The cataclysmic events of 1066 seen through the eyes of a strapping youth — a gripping tale of courage and revenge.’ Alistair Forrest, author of Libertas
- ASIN : B08ZYRNSSK
- Editore : Sharpe Books (23 marzo 2021)
- Lingua : Inglese
- Dimensioni file : 1563 KB
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- Lunghezza stampa : 285 pagine
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 654,095 in Kindle Store (Visualizza i Top 100 nella categoria Kindle Store)
- n. 2,335 in Narrativa storica religiosa
- n. 8,996 in Azione e avventura (in inglese)
- n. 60,212 in Azione e avventura (Libri)
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The beloved characters from the first book take on such a depth and familiarity (none more so than Thurkill himself) in this one, that the story is as much character-driven as plot-driven - which is not to say that we miss out on any of the action we were spoiled with in book 1. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Were it not for the fact that I have Thurkill's Rebellion arriving tomorrow, I would have been sad to reach the end of this. As it happens, I am looking forward enormously to the next instalment...
Mr Bernardi has absolutely achieved this with his second movement within the Huscarl Chronicles. His story telling, woven so intricately into historical facts makes this a fantastic read. The pace of the authors first instalment of these chronicles, Thurkhils Revenge, was fantastic. It drew me into the story line so well, yet allowed the time to present the both the story of the boy and the time that he lived in.
The story of our hero carries on in this second instalment and although it may only be a few short months since his king was slain at Hastings. Thurkill has matured quickly, becoming not only a man but a hardened warrior and a leader.
The story continues with a great sense of urgency, something that helped the reader to understand how significant the Norman invasion and subsequent conquest was. Significant to all, swift and to those that did not bend the knee. brutal.
Mr Bernardi has produced a fabulous read. I couldn’t put the book down and read it within a weekend. I look forward to the third and final installment in these chronicles.