Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Sheildwall by Justin Hill

Release date: 26th April 2012
Published by: Abacus
ISBN No:978 0349123370 

The year is 1016 and England burns while the Viking armies blockade the great city of London. King Ethelred lies dying and the England he knew dies with him; the warring kingdoms of Mercia, Wessex and Northymbria tremble on the brink of great change. One man lives to bear witness to the upheaval: Godwin, barely out of boyhood and destined to become one of his country's great warriors. When Ethelred's son Edmund takes the throne, determined to succeed where his father failed, he plucks Godwin from domestic peace to be right-hand man in his loyal shield wall. Godwin must traverse the meadows, wintry forests and fogbound marshes of Saxon England, raising armies of monks, ploughmen and shepherds against the Viking invader. With epic courage and ferocity, Godwin and Edmund repel the butchering Danes in three great battles. But an old enemy, the treacherous Earl Eadric, dogs Godwin's footsteps, and as the final battle approaches, around the valiant English the trap begins to close.

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  1. Now this sounds interesting - definitely the best WOW pick I've come across this morning. Nice!

  2. @Bob (Beauty in Ruins) Thanks, will be keeping a look out for this one too. :D


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