Devil (Leopards of Normandy 1)

Devil (Leopards of Normandy 1) : A vivid historical blockbuster of power, intrigue and action

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**From the co-author of the No.1 bestselling Wilbur Smith novel, WAR CRY**

The fate of England hangs in the balance of a fight between brothers...

In DEVIL, David Churchill writes with the immediacy of Conn Iggulden, the epic ambition of Bernard Cornwell and the plotting of CJ Sansom. The Leopards of Normandy trilogy tells the story of William the Conqueror in all its wild, intoxicating, unfailingly dramatic glory.

The noble families of Europe are tearing themselves apart in their lust for power and wealth.

Emma, Queen of England, is in agony over the succession to her husband Canute's throne ... while her brother, the Duke of Normandy's sons battle in the wake of his death.

Robert, the younger son, has been cheated of Normandy's mightiest castle and sets out to take it by force. He emerges from a bloody siege victorious and in love with a beautiful - and pregnant - peasant girl.

Robert's child will be mocked as William the bastard. But we have another name for him... Conqueror.

David Churchill paints a world seething with rivalry and intrigue, where assassins are never short of work. The fight for the Royal Crown of England continues in the second and third books of the Leopards of Normandy trilogy, DUKE and CONQUEROR.

What readers are saying about DEVIL:

'This is a most remarkable book, full of wonderful storytelling and historical details. Absolutely outstanding, immaculate and thrilling'

'An exciting and well-told story, backed up by first class research, an extreme attention to detail and strong characterisation which also fits with the historical record. I thoroughly enjoyed it from cover to cover'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 131 x 197 x 31mm | 331g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 147221921X
  • 9781472219213
  • 242,820

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Cleverly adds layers of blood and flesh to our skeletal knowledge of the people whose invasion of England changed our island for ever

Audacious, authentic, full of tension and tradecraft ... I loved it - Lee Child on Tom Cain's The Accident Man

The most audacious and timely thriller for years - Daily Mirror on The Accident Man

With subtlety and intelligence, Thomas joins the historical dots to produce a novel with plenty to say - eloquently - about the brutalising effects of the Holocaust - Guardian on Ostland by David Thomas

This nightmare-inducing new novel stretches crime fiction to its limits ... a compelling read - Mail on Sunday on Ostland

An intriguing mix of detection, thriller, courtroom drama, fact and fiction - The Times on Ostland
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About David Churchill

David Churchill is the pseudonym of an award-winning journalist, who has conducted several hundred in-depth interviews with senior politicians, billionaire entrepreneurs, Olympic athletes, movie stars, supermodels and rock legends. He has investigated financial scandals on Wall Street, studio intrigues in Hollywood and corrupt sports stars in Britain, and lived in Moscow, Washington DC and Havana. He has edited four magazines, published seventeen books and been translated into some twenty languages.
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3 19% (49)
2 3% (9)
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