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James Wilde is a Man of Mercia. Raised in a world of books, the author studied economic history at university before travelling the world in search of adventure. He first encountered the great English warrior, Hereward, in the pages of a comic. It was while visiting the haunted fenlands of Eastern England, Hereward's ancestral home, that he became convinced that this legendary figure should be the subject of his first novel. The 'Hereward' series now runs to six novels, the most recent of which is Hereward - The Bloody Crown. James Wilde divides his time between London and the family home in Derbyshire.
"Pendragon has all the hallmarks of a traditional historical adventure story - there are battles, swords and the bantering of violent men - and these are all are done with style. However, there is also intellectual heft to this story, with its themes of myth-making and the nature of power." -- Antonia Senior * THE TIMES *
"On the shadowed frontier between myth and half-imagined history, James Wilde paints a vivid and gritty picture of the genesis of one of the greatest legends of all time." -- MATTHEW HARFFY, author of The Bernicia Chronicles
"Not since Bernard Cornwell took on the Arthur myth has a writer provided such a new and innovative view of the Arthurian story . . . a fast-paced, action-packed book . . . a wonderful tale." * PARMENION BOOKS *
"Skillfully deconstructs the myths of Arthur and Camelot but creates a stunning prequel." * ELOQUENT PAGE *