One of our most acclaimed and successful historical fiction writers brings a colossal figure of British history vividly to life.
Tenth-century England. A time of violence and greed between tribes and nations, when the rule of the kingdom was determined by a warrior's strength and skill. The original game for the English throne.
From acclaimed historical writer Conn Iggulden comes a novel set in the red-blooded days of Anglo-Saxon England. This is the original game for the English throne.In the year 937, King AEthelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great, readies himself to throw a great spear into the north. His dream of a kingdom of all England will stand or fall on one field and the passage of a single day. * from the publisher's description * One of the most interesting historical novels of recent times * The Tablet * Iggulden's Dunstan is a vivid, convincing character * BBC History Magazine * This engrossing novel is rich in intrigue, with Iggulden breathing life into this remarkable and complex figure who played a vital role in safeguarding a newly united England * Daily Express * Iggulden... tells an absolutely cracking story... the pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent * The Times * Iggulden takes what you thought was a ho-hum era and peopled it with characters so finely honed it becomes a gripping and glorious legend. Can't fault the man. Brilliant! * Weekend Sport * Breathes new life into the darkest and most dramatic of times * Star * Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction * The Daily Mirror * Compelling reading * Woman and Home * Superbly plotted and paced * The Times *
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1st May 2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.2 x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1