SONS OF MERCIA TRILOGY
Heavily researched and set in the Dark Ages, the "Sons of Mercia" trilogy journeys from the Viking wars against Anglo-Saxons to the Norman Conquest of England. Read about one of the most notorious villains in English history (Eadric the Grasper), a young Jomsviking out for revenge (Godric the Kingslayer), or the dashing hero who fought Normans from the woods and probably inspired Robin Hood himself (Edric the Wild).
This action-adventure laced with romance follows the “worst Briton of the 11th century” (BBC History Magazine), Eadric Streona, through his journey from poverty to power. Eadric will do anything to achieve a peaceful life for himself and his true love—even betray his country and put a Viking on the English throne. But what if his greatest opponent is the same person he wishes to save?
Ten short stories explore Anglo-Saxon England through the eyes of ten intertwined lives: from a blushing maid to a bold mother, from a daring soldier to an unready king, and many others. The tales introduce the people who will fight, love, and betray each other until the rightful king claims the throne in the novel, "Eadric the Grasper."
Eadric Streona's bastard son trains among Vikings and watches as his father's killer, Canute the Great, gains power beyond England and the Baltic Seas. Godric reenters the English court and attempts to gain King Canute's trust. He serves his greatest enemy so that he may understand why his father died and avenge him to the fullest. But will King Canute's death be enough to fulfill him?
The first Norman castle is being built in Engla-lond--whether the Anglo-Saxons want it or not. Set in the Dark Ages of Engla-lond, the "Last Tales of Mercia" are ten short stories featuring real historical figures and characters from the "Sons of Mercia" series. All ten stories form a prequel to the novel, "Edric the Wild." Though strongly connected to the series, they can be read independently.