2021-10-18

Cnut: The Conqueror: England: The Second Viking Age (The Earls of Mercia Side Stories Book 3)

England: The Second Viking AgeTo gain what he wanted, what he felt he was owed, he would do anything, even if it meant breaking his oaths to a woman he loved and the mother of his son.Swein, King of Denmark, and briefly England, lies dead, his son ousted from England as King Aethelred returns from his exile in Normandy at the behest of his Witan and the bishops. Aethelred might have relinquished his kingdom to Swein, the Danish conqueror, but with Swein dead, the men have no interest in supporting an untried youth whose name resounds with the murder of one of England’s greatest bishop’s, a youth known only for his savagery and joy of battle, a true norse man who utilizes his weapons without thought.But Cnut wants a kingdom and he will do anything to gain one.As England is ravaged by a civil war between the sons of two former kings, Edmund, son of King Aethelred, and Cnut, son of Swein, the men must make personal decisions in the heat of battle as they strive to reclaim their birthrights whilst doing all they can to stay alive.Cnut: the Conqueror, is an Earls of Mercia side story (full length novel). It is best read after Book 5, The King's Earl. Suggested Reading OrderThe Earl of Mercia's FatherThe Danish King's EnemySweinNorthman Part 1Northman Part 2WulfstanThe King's EarlCnutThe Earl of MerciaThe English EarlThe Earl's KingViking KingThe English KingPRAISE FOR THE EARLS OF MERCIA SERIES"This is a fantastic series of books, by an author who certainly knows his subject. I was into the Roman invasions but am rapidly converting to the Britons!" Amazon Reviewer"A must-read for fans of Viking age England. This promises to be a very good series of which I can't wait for the next instalment." Amazon Reviewer"Intriguing, well-written stories about the early days of Great Britain between Alfred the Great and William the Conqueror... at the time Athelred was King... the story is written from the perspective of one the emerging Earl's who sits on the Witan (counsel). The time period show the interplay between Great Britain and the Scandinavian countries (Viking raiders) as well." Amazon.com ReviewerABOUT THE AUTHORI'm an author of fantasy (Viking age/dragon-themed) and historical fiction (Early England, Vikings and the British Isles as a whole before the Norman Conquest), born in the old Mercian kingdom at some point since 1066. Raised in the shadow of a strange little building and told from a very young age that it housed the bones of the long-dead kings of Mercia, it's little wonder that my curiosity in the Early English ran riot. I can only blame my parents!I write A LOT. You've been warned!


Book Details

Book Title: Cnut: The Conqueror: England: The Second Viking Age (The Earls of Mercia Side Stories Book 3)

Book Author: M J Porter

Book Category: -

ISBN: B015R35BUI