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The Earl of Mercia's Father(2014)
(Ealdorman / Viking Sword)(The first book in the Earls of Mercia series)
A novel by M J Porter
Every story has a beginning
England: The Second Viking Age
Leofwine, still recovering from the murder of his father at the Battle of Maldon, must serve his king as England experiences a fresh wave of Raider attacks orchestrated by the very man responsible for his fathers death, Olaf Tryggvason.
On a diplomatic mission to Norway, Leofwine is compelled to ally himself with Olaf Tryggvason, and when theyre attacked by the Danish king, Swein Forkbeard, seeking retribution for Olafs previous trickery, Leofwine is severely wounded.
Surviving the attack, Leofwine returns to England to find hes been all but replaced, and the king is as weak as ever. Leofwine must fight for his position and influence amongst an unruly mob of self-interested nobles while coming to terms with his life-changing injuries and new responsibilities as both a husband, father and ealdorman. To make England safe again, he must also force his frightened king to combat a new wave of Viking Raiders with an offensive attack on those who aid the Raiders.
The Earl of Mercias Father is the first book in the epic Earls of Mercia series charting the final century of
Saxon England, as seen through the eyes of Ealdorman Leofwine, the father of Earl Leofric, the Earl of Mercia, and ally of Lady Elfrida, Englands first crowned queen.
The Earls of Mercia Series
The Earl of Mercia's Father
The Danish King's Enemy
Northman Part 1
Northman Part 2
The King's Earl
The Earl of Mercia
The English Earl
The Earl's King
The English King
The King's Brother
PRAISE FOR THE EARLS OF MERCIA SERIES
"This is a fantastic series of books by an author who certainly knows his subject. I was into the Roman invasions but am rapidly converting to the Britons!" Amazon Reviewer"A must-read for fans of Viking age England. This promises to be a very good series of which I can't wait for the next instalment." Amazon Reviewer
"Intriguing, well-written stories about the early days of Great Britain between Alfred the Great and William the Conqueror... at the time Athelred was King... the story is written from the perspective of one the emerging Earl's who sits on the Witan (council). The time period shows the interplay between Great Britain and the Scandinavian countries (Viking raiders) as well." Amazon.com Reviewer
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