Duke (Leopards of Normandy 2)

Duke (Leopards of Normandy 2) : An action-packed historical epic of battle, death and dynasty

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The Leopards of Normandy trilogy continues with Duke, as William of Normandy inherits his father's title and assumes command of his lands. This vibrant series by David Churchill, coauthor of War Cry, the upcoming Courtney novel by Wilbur Smith, will enthrall fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden.

'An exciting mix of medieval betrayal, violence and sex' Wilbur Smith.

Normandy, 1037.

Sparks fly from clashing swords as the game of thrones plays out in bloodshed. Of those named guardian to the boy Duke, all seek advantage and power. Most wish the boy dead. Some will go to any lengths to make it happen.

Across the sea, the struggle for the English crown has seen Queen Emma's beloved son killed. She has two more sons waiting in the wings but Godwin, Earl of Wessex - kingmaker and arch manipulator - has other plans.

As the noble families of Europe murder each other in their lust for power and fortune, the boy stands apart.

His name is William. His destiny is to conquer.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 160 x 241 x 42mm | 752g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472219228
  • 9781472219220
  • 969,559

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What's been so fascinating about reading David Churchill's excellent trilogy, so far, is that it has started to flesh out William, to give him personality and purpose * Jaffareadstoo * A fantastic balance of everything that historical fiction stands for- betrayal, wit, love and hate, loyalties and death * Cover to Cover * Rich in intrigue... and a bloody fight or two... I loved every syllable * Bookbag * Churchill writes with a vivid, visceral fluency that adds a new and thrilling dimension to the extraordinary personal story of the last man to conquer England * Lancaster Guardian *
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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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