Saxon Tales #8
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Featuring: Uhtred; Ã†thelflaed
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In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler.
Britain, early tenth century AD: a time of change. There are
new raids by the Vikings from Ireland, and turmoil among the
Saxons over the leadership of Mercia. A younger generation
is taking over.
When Ã†thelred, the ruler of Mercia, dies, he leaves no
legitimate heir. The West Saxons want their king, but Uhtred
has long supported Ã†thelflaed, sister to King Edward of
Wessex and widow of Ã†thelred. Widely loved and respected,
Ã†thelflaed has all the makings of a leaderâ€”but can Saxon
warriors ever accept a woman as their ruler? The stage is
set for rivals to fight for the empty throne.
Uhtred is still suffering from wounds he received in battle.
To recover his strength he needs to find the sword that
caused the injury, but, lost amid the battle's blood and
mud, how can it be traced, and who among the Vikings or
Saxons may be holding it?
In the end it is one champion, one hero, who will destroy
the new Viking threat to Merciaâ€”and ultimately decide the
fate of England.
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