The Time of the Wolf by James Wilde
A Novel of Medieval England

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A London Times bestseller, this rousing historical debut rescues one of England’s forgotten heroes from the mists of medieval history and brings him to brutal and bloody life.

1062, a time many fear is the End of Days. With the English King Edward heirless and ailing, across the grey seas in Normandy the brutal William the Bastard waits for the moment when he can drown England in a tide of blood. The ravens of war are gathering. But as the king’s closest advisors scheme and squabble amongst themselves, hopes of resisting the naked ambition of the Norman duke come to rest with just one man: Hereward.
To some a ruthless warrior and master tactician, to others a devil in human form, Hereward is as adept in the art of warfare as the foes that gather to claim England’s throne. But in his country’s hour of greatest need, his enemies at court have made him an outlaw. To stay alive—and a free man—he must carve a bloody swath from the frozen lands outside the court in this evocative tale of a man whose deeds will become the stuff of legend.

About James Wilde

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James Wilde , the pseudonym of Mark Chadbourn, a two-time winner of the prestigious British Fantasy Award, has written a number of widely praised modern fantasy novels. Wilde lives in the heart of a Mercian forest in England.
Published October 9, 2012 by Pegasus Books. 336 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, War. Fiction

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From the mouth of Alric, when he is taken prisoner and threatened with torture if he does not give up Hereward, come the words that perhaps form the central message of this work: “ ‘Like all men,’ Alric interrupted in a loud voice, ‘he has good and evil within him, and like all men he can be save...

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British fantasy writer Wilde’s historical covers the chaotic years of 1062 to 1067 as England convulses in civil strife, murders, and royal treachery while struggling to repel savage Viking raids and the feared Norman invasion.

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In the days before the epic Battle of Hastings in 1066, chaos reigned in Saxon England. But the Norman victory is only the beginning of the fighting. Led by Hereward, a half-mythical British hero, the Saxons continue the war against the invaders.Verdict T

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