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Five long battle-weary years have passed since the Battle of Hastings and Tancred, a Breton knight who won his reputation if not his fortune fighting by William of Normandy’s side, has changed. In this, the third in James Aitcheson’s fine Conquest saga, Tancred has moved further from his Norman and Breton roots. Now lord of Earnford in the Severn Valley he is beginning to think of England as home, his allegiances are becoming more complicated and his experiences of this new land are turning him into an increasingly fascinating hero.
|Title: The Harrowing|
Author(s): James Aitcheson
Publisher: Heron Books
Availability: Amazon UK
James Aitcheson was born in Wiltshire in 1985 and studied History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he developed a special interest in the Middle Ages. Particularly interested in the Anglo-Saxon period and the Norman Conquest, a time of tremendous change that proved to be one of the biggest turning points in English history, Sworn Sword was his first novel, and the first in his Conquest series. Ben Kane, bestselling author of the Spartacus novels, describes Aitcheson as “A terrific writer … Aitcheson’s portrayal of eleventh century England is vibrant and authentic. Rarely have I been so transported into the world of the medieval knight and his environs. Full of intrigue and vivid, realistic battles, this accomplished debut novel sets a high standard indeed.”
James Aitcheson was born in Wiltshire, England, and studied History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he developed a special interest in the medieval period. is his second novel in his debut trilogy, the Conquest series.