SEQUEL: In response to many requests for news of a sequel to Lindisfarne: Fury of the Northmen, I’m happy to announce that writing is well underway.
Working Title: WESTERLING: A Story of Wessex Tentative Publication Date – late 2022.
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On the 8th of June, 793CE, Fenn is a young apprentice scribe at St. Cuthbert’s Monastery on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in Northumbria, England. On that fateful summer’s day he is violently torn from one life and thrust headlong into another.
Two strange dragon-headed ships appear on the beach and savage raiders swarm ashore – the first Viking raid on English soil. Fenn tries to save the Lindisfarne Gospels, a priceless manuscript, but the gold and jewel-encrusted cover is ripped from the book and taken as Viking plunder. Fenn is dragged across the sea to a life of cruel slavery in a harsh and foreign land; to a society that could not be more different from his own.
After months of brutal existence, Fenn seizes an opportunity to escape. He retrieves the stolen cover of the Gospels and together with four other slaves including a talented, beautiful and mysterious young woman, sets out on a thrilling journey across a thousand miles of unforgiving landscape, pursued every step of the way by a ruthless and relentless Viking leader as the events of the times unfold and whirl around them.
This is Fenn’s story. A thrilling story of courage and determination in the face of adversity, of despair and joy, and of loyalty and love.
Cover Design: Steven Novak (Novakillustration.com)
Publication Date: 01/01/2018
Hardcover 978-0-473-42346-9, Paperback 978-0-473-42345-2, Ebook 978-0-473-42347-6
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