Max Adams is the author of Admiral Collingwood, The Prometheans, the bestselling The King in the North and In the Land of Giants. He has lived and worked in the North-East of England since 1993.
'A triumph. The most gripping portrait of 7th-Century Britain that
I have read ... A Game of Thrones in the Dark Ages' Tom
Holland, The Times.
'An engagingly populist and evocative book that makes a bold and effective attempt to bring a particularly obscure period in northern British history to the general reader' Literary Review.
'This early ruler had a life, and a legacy that rivals any fable' Independent.
'Gripping, hugely enjoyable and deeply scholarly.' History Today Books of the Year.