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Sworn Sword

(2011)
(The first book in the Conquest series)
A novel by

 
 
January 1069. Less than three years have passed since Hastings and the death of the usurper, Harold Godwineson. In the depths of winter, two thousand Normans march to subdue the troublesome province of Northumbria. Tancred a Dinant, an ambitious and oath-sworn knight and a proud leader of men, is among them, hungry for battle, for silver and for land.

But at Durham the Normans are ambushed in the streets by English rebels. In the battle that ensues, their army is slaughtered almost to a man. Badly wounded, Tancred barely escapes with his life. His lord is among those slain.

Soon the enemy are on the march, led by the dispossessed prince Eadgar, the last of the ancient Saxon line, who is determined to seize the realm he believes is his. Yet even as Tancred seeks vengeance for his lord's murder, he finds himself caught up in secret dealings between a powerful Norman magnate and a shadow from the past.

As the Norman and English armies prepare to clash, Tancred begins to uncover a plot which harks back to the day of Hastings itself. A plot which, if allowed to succeed, threatens to undermine the entire Conquest. The fate of the Kingdom hangs in the balance ...

Genre: Historical    Get it on Google Play

Praise for this book

"A terrific writer." - Ben Kane


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August 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sworn Sword: A Novel (The Conquest Series)
Author(s): James Aitcheson
ISBN: 1-4022-8076-9 / 978-1-4022-8076-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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October 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sworn Sword
Author(s): James Aitcheson
ISBN: 1-4458-5934-3 / 978-1-4458-5934-7 (UK edition)
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August 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sworn Sword (The Conquest)
Author(s): James Aitcheson
ISBN: 1-84809-324-1 / 978-1-84809-324-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Preface Publishing
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Title: Sworn Sword: A Novel (The Conquest Series)
Author(s): James Aitcheson
ISBN: 1-4022-8767-4 / 978-1-4022-8767-1 (USA edition)
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sworn Sword
Author(s): James Aitcheson
ISBN: 1-4458-5935-1 / 978-1-4458-5935-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sworn Sword (The Conquest)
Author(s): James Aitcheson
ISBN: 0-09-955941-2 / 978-0-09-955941-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Sworn Sword: A Novel (The Conquest Series Book 1)
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August 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sworn Sword (The Conquest)
Author(s): James Aitcheson
Publisher: Preface Digital
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