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Swordland

(2015)
(The first book in the Invader series)
A novel by

 
Beneath the warhorses' hooves, a nation will fall.

A tale of war, death, lust, and scheming, set in the starkly beautiful landscapes of medieval Ireland and Wales.

Robert FitzStephen is a warrior down on his luck. Arrogant, cold, but a brilliant soldier, FitzStephen commands a castle - yet although his mother was a princess his father was a lowly steward. When a Welsh rebellion brings defeat and a crippling siege, his highborn comrades scorn him, betraying him to the enemy. A hostage of his cousin, Prince Rhys, FitzStephen is disgraced, seemingly doomed to a life of obscurity and shame.

Then King Diarmait arrives ...

Diarmait is the ambitious overlord of an Irish kingdom. Forced to flee by the High King of Ireland, he seeks to reclaim his lands by any means possible - and that includes inviting the Normans in. With nothing left to lose - and perhaps a great deal to gain - FitzStephen agrees to lead the Irishman's armies, and to drive Diarmait's enemies from his kingdom. His price? Acceptance, perhaps ... or perhaps a kingdom of his own?

Butler's debut novel, Swordland is a powerful, impeccably researched story of medieval Celtic life, of the loves, losses, and hatreds of some of the most important figures in Irish and British history.

    

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Hardback Editions

August 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Swoardland
Author(s): Edward Ruadh Butler
ISBN: 1-78615-138-3 / 978-1-78615-138-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Accent Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Swordland
Author(s): Edward Ruadh Butler
ISBN: 1-78615-047-6 / 978-1-78615-047-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Swordland (The Invader Series)
Author(s): Edward Ruadh Butler
ISBN: 1-78375-323-4 / 978-1-78375-323-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Accent Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

March 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Swordland
Author(s): Edward Ruadh Butler
ISBN: 1-5200-6897-2 / 978-1-5200-6897-8
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Swordland (Invader)
Author(s): Edward Ruadh Butler
ISBN: 1-5200-6893-X / 978-1-5200-6893-0
Publisher: Swordland
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Swordland
Author(s): Edward Ruadh Butler
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Swordland (The Invader Series Book 1)
Author(s): Ruadh Butler
Publisher: Accent Press
Availability: Amazon UK   



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