War of the Saxon Kings
England, ca. 790 AD: Ethelbert, King of East Anglia, has ruled his lands for over ten years. But he faces increasing threats. Offa, the king of Mercia, in particular, seems to be targeting Ethelbert and his kingdom. If Offa himself may still have scruples about taking action against the neighboring king, his wife, Quendritha, pushes his intentions with her means. And also their assistant Gymbert is at their side to prepare a heinous deed.
The story mainly focuses on inter-Saxon conflict, and problems with the Welsh (who still would like to get their lost estates back). It also introduces Norse campaigns on the Frankish coast (founding the Norse state of Normandy). This is the third book in the eight-volume series „IN DARK AGES“ by Charles W. Whistler.
In addition to his medical education, Charles W. Whistler developed an intense interest in the history of England of the period before the Norman conquest. This is reflected today in his prolific work as an author of historical novels. His passionate preoccupation with historical facts and Nordic myths has given rise to the eight volumes that are now available in the BRUNNAKR Edition from apebook as the great medieval Viking series “IN DARK AGES”.
IN DARK AGES
Fact and fiction combined… a most interesting account of life in Britain 1000 (and more) years ago.
The stories of the “IN DARK AGES” series by Charles Watts Whistler take place in medieval England and span a period of over 400 years. The series consists of a total of eight volumes.
The individual volumes are complete, self-contained books that can be read independently of the other volumes of the series. The overall connection of the series results from the chronological order and embedding of the events in the historical context.
Whistler places great emphasis in his books on a realistic portrayal of life in the early and high Middle Ages. The archaic style of language he uses creates an atmosphere of harshness and gloom.
Experience individual destinies, love, betrayal and struggle. Get an authentic and vivid impression of England in the dark times of the Middle Ages. And see how the Norsemen shook the world of that time.
Eight battles to the death. Eight journeys back in time, with a look at real people in a bygone era. Eight independent Viking stories that will really captivate you.
“The characters created by the author fit perfectly into the true events of history. Immensly entertaining.“ – Philipp L. Rivera
“I really like the style of these Charles W Whistler books, I am now on my third. Absorbing story line, great use of English and lots of factual references to real places and events.” – Jelly
“Great story, crisply and concisely written. As exciting as anything by Sir Walter Scott, but with no bombast. A good read.“ – Thunor
“Informative, adventurous, exciting. Thorough, Colourful, Riveting. What more can I say… Buy it and get bitten by the bug… I’m serhing for more. This one reminds me of Bernard Cornwell´s Series.“ – Alan Trudgett
„If like myself you are a fan of Bernard Cornwell’s “Saxon Chronicles” following the adventures of Lord Uhtred, then any of Whistler’s books are likely to please.“ – Ronin
- Author: Charles Watts Whistler
- Title: War of the Saxon Kings
- Subtitle: Historical Novel
- Edition: BRUNNAKR
- Series: IN DARK AGES (Volume 3)
- Volumes: Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 | Volume 4 | Volume 5 | Volume 6 | Volume 7 | Volume 8
- Language: English
- Format: eBook
- Pages: ca. 350
- ISBN-13: 978-3-96130-214-7
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