Hereward: End of Days (James Wilde) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Fiction Author: W section. priced at £6.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…
London, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland & Johannesburg: Bantam Press, 2013, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: 1071. Five years have passed since the Normans crushing victory at Hastings. England reels under the savage rule of its new king, the one they call the Bastard. The North has been left a wasteland villages torched, innocents put to the sword, land stolen. Rats feed upon fields of the dead.
It seems no atrocity is too great to ensure Williams iron grip upon the crown. Now his cold gaze is turning towards the last stronghold of the English resistance. After these years of struggle, he will brook no further challenge to his power. His vast army is massing; his machines of war are being made ready.
In their fortress on the Isle of Ely, the English rebels have put their faith in one man a warrior, a leader and a master of the art of waging war. His name is Hereward, and he has planned an uprising that will sweep the hated king from the throne once and for all.
But Hereward has disappeared and with him, it seems, Englands hopes of victory. Can this great hero really have abandoned his people? Time is running out, for King William is about to begin his final, devastating assault that will surely mark the end of days
Here is a heart-pounding tale of heroism, treachery and sacrifice and the bloodiest rebellion England has ever knownVery Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a knock to the foot of the upper board. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 390 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.