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Title
A time for swords
Author
Matthew Harffy
format
Hardback
Publisher
Head of Zeus -- an Aries book
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20210304

When the Vikings attack, a novice monk's life is changed forever in Matthew Harffy's new historical adventure.

Lindisfarne, AD793.

There had been portents - famine, whirlwinds, lightning from clear skies, serpents seen flying through the air. But when the raiders came, no one was prepared.

They came from the North, their dragon-prowed longships gliding out of the dawn mist as they descended on the kingdom's most sacred site.

It is 8th June AD 793, and with the pillage of the monastery on Lindisfarne, the Viking Age has begun.

While his fellow monks flee before the Norse onslaught, one young novice stands his ground. He has been taught to turn the other cheek, but faced with the slaughter of his brothers and the pagan desecration of his church, forgiveness is impossible.

Hunlaf soon learns that there is a time for faith and prayer ... and there is a time for swords.

Praise for Matthew Harffy:

'Harffy is a master of the Dark Age thriller ... A Time for Swords is a bold opening to yet another enthralling series. It promises to be one heck of a ride' Theodore Brun, author of A Mighty Dawn

'Terrific white-knuckle action, absolutely gripping storytelling ... Can't wait for the next one. Highly recommended!' Angus Donald author of Robin Hood and the Caliph's Gold

'Nothing less than superb ... The tale is fast paced and violence lurks on every page' Historical Novel Society

'Harffy's writing just gets better and better ... He is really proving himself the rightful heir to Gemmell's crown' Jemahl Evans, author of The Last Roundhead

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Matthew Harffy grew up in Northumberland where the rugged terrain, ruined castles and rocky coastline had a huge impact on him. He now lives in Wiltshire, England, with his wife and their two daughters. @MatthewHarffy www.matthewharffy.com

'A Time for Swords is a bold opening to yet another enthralling series. It promises to be one heck of a ride'
Theodore Brun

'If you have enjoyed Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Stories and don't know where to look for your next fix - well, you've found it and you will not be disappointed! ... Excellent prose, interesting characters, visceral battles and a cracking twist or two prove that Matthew Harffy is an author on the rise. An excellent first tale in what I hope will be an eventful and thrilling series'
Grimdark Magazine

PRAISE FOR MATTHEW HARFFY:

'A master of the Dark Age thriller' Theodore Brun.

'A breathtaking novel that sweeps the reader into a dark and dangerous world' Paul Fraser Collard.

'Matthew Harffy's tale of England in the Dark Ages is nothing less than superb ... The tale is fast paced and violence lurks on every page' Historical Novel Society.

'Terrific white-knuckle action, absolutely gripping storytelling ... Can't wait for the next one. Highly recommended!'
Angus Donald

Type
BOOK
Edition
Hardback original
Keyword Index
Holy Island (England : Island) - History - Fiction.|Great Britain - History - Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 - Fiction.|Historical fiction.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
488

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