The Time of the Wolf

The Time of the Wolf

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1062,nbsp;a time many fear is the End of Days. With the English King Edward heirless andnbsp;ailing, across the grey seas in Normandy the brutal William the Bastard waitsnbsp;for the moment when he can drown England in a tide of blood. The ravens of warnbsp;are gathering. But as the king's closest advisors scheme and squabble amongstnbsp;themselves, hopes of resisting the naked ambition of the Norman duke come tonbsp;rest with just one man: Hereward.To some a ruthless warrior and master tactician,nbsp;to others a devil in human form, Hereward is as adept in the art of warfarenbsp;as the foes that gather to claimnbsp;England's throne. But in his country's hour ofnbsp;greatest need, his enemies at court have made him an outlaw. To stay alive--and anbsp;free man--he must carve a bloodynbsp;swathe from the frozen lands outside the court, in thisnbsp;evocative tale of a man whose deeds will become thenbsp;stuff of legend.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., 2012.
ISBN: 9781605984162
Characteristics: 385 p. ; 24 cm.

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FENRISULFR
Mar 08, 2014

Enjoyed it immensely. Picked it up simply because of the cover. Then I found out it was about Hereward, a figure I'd heard of but knew virtually nothing about. I related to the warrior because like him I'd come up from some pretty bloody beginnings [emotionally] and fought my way up to mastering myself and taking the honorable path of knighthood. Enjoyed it? Read it four times; I'd say I enjoyed it!

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DSE1585
Jun 23, 2013

Probably THE first historical fiction novel I have ever seen. Besides the Magic Treehouse. But those don't count as novels.

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