This brilliant second novel, featuring the hero of SWORN SWORD, begins in 1070 on the war-torn Welsh Marches and reaches its climax with William the Conqueror's brutal campaign known as the Harrying of the North.
James Aitcheson was born in Wiltshire in 1985 and read History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where began his fascination with the medieval period and the Norman Conquest in particular. This is his second novel.
"This is a vigorously written, well researched tale of post-conquest England told through Norman eyes, with a rich, detailed setting, plenty of exciting battles, and a protagonist/narrator who is a real pleasure to read." Historical Novel Society "This is a truly astonishing sequel to Sworn Sword, more packed with battles, enemies, blood-shed, trauma and of course shock and horror as events unfold to a climactic ending which no one will see coming and leaves us all gasping not just for breath but the adventures to continue in the next book. 5 stars" Soul Chaser