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The Flame of Resistance

(The first book in the Lost King series)
A novel by

England 1066. The Battle of Hastings is over. The Battle for England is about to begin.

King Harold and most of England's warriors lie dead on the battle-field and William, Duke of Normandy is marching towards London. Refusing to surrender, the English leaders turn to the one person they believe can unite the kingdom against the invaders. Edgar Atheling, the last surviving descendent of Alfred the Great, is proclaimed King of England.

He is only thirteen years of age.

Edgar leads an English army to meet William in battle. But when they see the strength of the Normans his advisers desert him and he is captured. On Christmas Day 1066, William the Conqueror is crowned King.

Eighteen months later, when a bitter nation rises up in resistance to the Norman conquerors, Edgar escapes captivity to lead the last armies of England in their fight for freedom.

The hopes of a nation are placed on a youngster with little experience of life. His weapons are a fierce intelligence, dauntless courage and the loyalty of a handful of friends. Burdened with overwhelming hopes and expectations, mired in fear and treachery, Edgar begins a life-time of resistance to the Norman invaders.

Praise for The Flame of Resistance

"An inspiring and exhilarating look inside the mind of King Edgar of England. I would highly recommend it to lovers of history and fiction alike."

"I thoroughly enjoyed this novel from cover to cover. Rich in history the characters felt so real. It was neither too academic nor too fanciful, just the perfect bit of story-telling. I can't wait until I read the sequel."

"A real page turner! It's got plenty of action, tension, tragedy and human interest."

"This is more than a rattling good yarn, although it most certainly is that. The pace and readability hook you from the start, the knowledge of history is profound and the story compulsive, but perhaps the main reason I like this book is its characterisation. The author captures the feelings of desolation, bewilderment and terror Edgar must have felt, together with his determination to survive and defy William's will. READ IT - IT'S TERRIFIC!"

New title. Please note that this novel was previously published as Resistance and has minor editorial changes.

Genre: Historical

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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : USA Paperback

Title: The Flame of Resistance (The Lost King) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Martin Lake
ISBN: 1-5175-3633-2 / 978-1-5175-3633-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Flame of Resistance (The Lost King Book 1)
Author(s): Martin Lake
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