[EPUB] ✰ Sworn Sword (The Bloody Aftermath of 1066, #1) By James Aitcheson – Moi-sosedi.info

Sworn Sword (The Bloody Aftermath of 1066, #1) I enjoyed the story in this one set in post Norman invasion Britain Told from the perspective of a Norman Knight it covers events during 1069 and focuses on Saxon attempts to throw out the Normans, especially from Northern England It has lots of interesting characters and for a first novel Aitcheson writes well, with only the odd inconsistency I did fine that the latter part of the book wasn t quite as good as the rest of it, so overall probably 3 1 2 rather than a strong 4 However, there is I enjoyed the story in this one set in post Norman invasion Britain Told from the perspective of a Norman Knight it covers events during 1069 and focuses on Saxon attempts to throw out the Normans, especially Interesting because it s from the POV of a young Norman actually he s from Brittany knight in the aftermath of Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest, but the novel itself was not outstanding The action sequences were well done, but the characterizations left a lot to be desired Tancred a Dinant, the protagonist, was fully fleshed, but the others paled in comparison not exactly cardboard but types The novel read smoothly and was not a long read Right from the start the English and No Interesting because it s from the POV of a young Norman actually he s from Brittany knight in the aftermath of Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest, but the novel itself was not outstanding The action sequences were well done, but the characterizations left a lot to be desired Tancred a Dinant, the protagonist, was fully fleshed, but the others paled in comparison not exactly cardboard but types The novel read smoothly and was not a long read Right from the start the English and Normans battle each other and action doesn t let up in the whole novel, resulting in a final conflict at Eoferwic York Tancred s lord is killed at the opening battle and Tancred pledges fealty to a new lord Two of his loyal henchmen not meant in a pejorative sense follow him Tancred is given two missions by Lord Guillaume, his new lord In carrying them out, Tancred uncovers intrigue and treachery wh I really enjoyed this book For a first effort from the author, I was truly impressed.Action right from the start, which drew me in Much less action through the middle, but replaced with intrigue Picked up again at the end.Never got bored never scratched my head and said hu rating 4 5 I wasn t sure what to expect from this novel, it was a bookclub read my library had and sounded like it would have sword battles and shield walls and other action y goodness And, although it has some flaws, I loved it It starts with a well written, action packed battle But then slows down and lets the plot progress before a big finish with another epic battle Tancred is a knight sworn to a Norman French lord during the invasion of England in 1060s Having fought at the Battle o rating 4 5 I wasn t sure what to expect from this novel, it was a bookclub read my library had and sounded like it would have sword battles and shield walls and other action y goodness And, although it has some flaws, I loved it It starts with a well written, action packed battle But then slows down A great book The English have been invaded by the vile French A French king proclaims the English land as his domain and its people as his subjects So we know that the good guys are going to be some dashing English knights who are called upon to rescue the day But no James Aitcheson gives us a completely different viewpoint The story is told via narrative from the thoughts and actions of a French knight Tancrid And the novel shows us how in his own little world, this French knight belie A great book The English have been invaded by the vile French A French king proclaims the English land as his domain and its people as his subjects So we know that the good guys are going to be some dashing English knights who are called upon to rescue the day But no James Aitcheson gives us a completely different viewpoint The story is told via narrative from the thoughts and actions of a French knight Tancrid And the novel shows us how in his own little world, this French knight believes in Unfortunately I was kinda disappointed with this one I really came into it with the best of intentions and high hopes, as I love this period of history and was looking for a new series that can scratch the itch only historical fiction can Things started well enough with a harrowing battle between Norman knights and a bunch of pissed off Northumbrians Aitcheson can definitely do guy hits other guy with cool sword type stuff as well as any other guy or gal that writes this kinda stuff, but ther Unfortunately I was kinda disappointed with this one I really came into it with the best of intentions and high hopes, as I love this period of history and was looking for a new series that can scratch the itch only historical fiction can Things started well enough with a har Sworn Sword sweeps us into the 11thc just as the English are on the rise after their devastating defeat at Hastings just over two years before From the outset we are thrust into a world of where life depends on who wins the battles Bloodshed and loss is now a way of life for most people since William of Normandy clawed the English crown from the head of the usurper , Harold Godwinson With the opening focusing on an English uprising in the streets of The year is 1069, the location England, three years after the Battle of Hastings The Normans won possession of the kingdom that day, but even three years later, not all the land is subdued Tancred a Dinant, a sworn sword, or knight, pledged to a lord, fought at Hastings He saw the carnage there and the slaughter of all the men that occurred that day as the English usurper, Harold Godwineson, was defeated and killed Tancred is sworn to Robert de Commines, and has been forthan f With his first novel, author James Aitcheson looks at a period of history that is not often explored in historical fiction, the Norman consolidation of their hold on England, post Hastings This novel is set in winter, early spring of 1069 as the Normans are attempting to complete their pacification of Northumbria As the novel opens they are literally handed their heads at the Battle of Dunholm Durham by followers of Eadgar the Atheling, the Saxon claimant to the crown.The story is told throu With his first novel, author James Aitcheson looks at a period of history that is not often explored in historical fiction, the Norman consolidation of their hold on England, post Hastings This novel is set in winter, early spring of 1069 as the Normans are attempting to complete their pacification of Northumbria As the novel opens they are literally handed their heads at the Battle of Dunholm Durham by followers of Eadgar the Atheling, the Saxon claimant to the crown.The story is told through the eyes a Norman knight, Tancred a Dinant After the Norman defeat, he manages to escape to York, but his Lord has perished in the battle and he is now at a loss of what to do The Norman Viscomte of York takes Tancred as one of his household knights Seeing York is going to be attacked and likely fall, he assigns Tancred along with a c An Ambitious Young Norman Soldier Fights Against Desperate Odds To Consolidate The Conquest Of England In The Years After The Battle Of Hastings Brilliant First Novel In The Mould Of Requiem By Robyn Young January 1069 Less Than Three Years Have Passed Since Hastings And The Death Of The Usurper, Harold Godwineson In The Depths Of Winter, Two Thousand Normans March To Subdue The Troublesome Province Of Northumbria Tancred A Dinant, An Ambitious And Oath Sworn Knight And A Proud Leader Of Men, Is Among Them, Hungry For Battle, For Silver And For Land But At Durham The Normans Are Ambushed In The Streets By English Rebels In The Battle That Ensues, Their Army Is Slaughtered Almost To A Man Badly Wounded, Tancred Barely Escapes With His Life His Lord Is Among Those Slain Soon The Enemy Are On The March, Led By The Dispossessed Prince Eadgar, The Last Of The Ancient Saxon Line, Who Is Determined To Seize The Realm He Believes Is His Yet Even As Tancred Seeks Vengeance For His Lord S Murder, He Finds Himself Caught Up In Secret Dealings Between A Powerful Norman Magnate And A Shadow From The Past As The Norman And English Armies Prepare To Clash, Tancred Begins To Uncover A Plot Which Harks Back To The Day Of Hastings Itself A Plot Which, If Allowed To Succeed, Threatens To Undermine The Entire Conquest The Fate Of The Kingdom Hangs In The Balance.


About the Author: James Aitcheson

James Aitcheson was born in Wiltshire in 1985 and studied History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he developed an interest in the Middle Ages, and in Anglo Saxon England and the Norman Conquest in particular.His debut novel, Sworn Sword, featuring the knight Tancred and set in the aftermath of the Battle of Hastings, was published in 2011 The first volume in the Conquest Series, it has sinc James Aitcheson was born in Wiltshire in 1985 and studied History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he developed an interest in the Middle Ages, and in Anglo Saxon England and the Norman Conquest in particular.His debut novel, Sworn Sword, featuring the knight Tancred and set in the aftermath of the Battle of Hastings, was published in 2011 The first volume in the Conquest Series, it has since been followed by two sequels The Splintered Kingdom and Knights of the Hawk The Harrowing, James s fourth novel, was published by Quercus in July 2016 and named by The Times as a Book of the Month.www.jamesaitcheson.com


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