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For Lord and Land by Matthew Harffy
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Available to buy now: Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3e45G97
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3e45G97
AD 647. Anglo-Saxon Britain. Greed and ambition threaten to tear the north apart. The eighth installment in the Bernicia Chronicles.
Greed and ambition threaten to tear the north apart. War rages between the two kingdoms of Northumbria. Kin is pitted against kin and friend becomes foe as ambitious kings vie for supremacy. When Beobrand travels south into East Angeln to rescue a friend, he unwittingly tilts the balance of power in the north, setting in motion events that will lead to a climactic confrontation between Oswiu of Bernicia and Oswine of Deira. While the lord of Ubbanford is entangled in the clash of kings, his most trusted warrior, Cynan, finds himself on his own quest, called to the aid of someone he thought never to see again. Riding into the mountainous region of Rheged, Cynan faces implacable enemies who would do anything to further their own ends. Forced to confront their pasts, and with death and betrayal at every turn, both Beobrand and Cynan have their loyalties tested to breaking point. Who will survive the battle for a united Northumbria, and who will pay the ultimate price for lord and land?
From the desk of Gwendalyn Anderson
This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers.
For Lord and Land
For Lord and Land by Matthew Harffy is the eighth installment in the highly addictive book series the Bernicia Chronicles.
This gripping tale is delivered between two MC’s that of Beobrand and Cynan.
Once again the author gives the reader seamless narration, along with a propulsive storyline. The riveting action, as well as the atmospheric imagery will catapult you into the seventh century Northumbria. The storyline is excellent bold and dramatic, with lots of political turmoil, and action.
The author deftly weaves threads of historical fact and characters, along with his own inventive ones. To make a powerful book, that you will find you have a hard time putting down.
Harffy offers and superb narration and stellar character development. The characters are three-dimensional and well fleshed out, and their progress is evident as the book series progresses.
For Lord and Land, is richly detailed with dialogue and period details. Hands down the author’s strength lies in his meticulously executed combat sequences, that I found impeccable. Matthew Harffy combines keen precision with a tension-filled plot, that will keep you immersed within the characters lives.
The ending was everything I hoped it would be and loved some of the dramatic twists. A excellent addition to Bernicia Chronicles, and I patiently waiting for the authors next book
This book can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend reading the others in this stunning series.
FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Matthew Harffy grew up in Northumberland where the rugged terrain, ruined castles
and rocky coastline had a huge impact on him. He now lives in Wiltshire, England, with
his wife and their two daughters.
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