Hereward : (The Hereward Chronicles: book 1): A gripping and action-packed novel of Norman adventure...

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3.83 (1,629 ratings by Goodreads)

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One of England's forgotten heroes is brought back to life in this epic and thrilling high-octane adventure, perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden.

"The story moves at a wonderful pace...great swathes of bloodletting and a kickass arc...Great stuff." -- FALCATATIMES.COM
"Exciting and enthralling... fast paced action, strong believable characters; this is an excellent exemplar of the historical novel. Recommended." -- HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book from the start..."- ***** Reader review.
"I'm off to read the next instalment now..." - ***** Reader review.



1062. King Edward has no heirs and, across the sea in Normandy, William the Bastard is preparing to seize the throne.

As the King's court is rife with squabbling and scheming, the nation's hopes of resisting the Normans lie with one man: the warrior Hereward.

But Hereward has been outlawed and is on the run. Can he keep his freedom and his life in order to save the land he loves?

Hereward is the first book in James Wilde's six book Hereward series. His story continues in Hereward: The Devil's Army.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 28mm | 325g
  • Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 055382516X
  • 9780553825169
  • 224,585

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Moves at a wonderful pace... great swathes of blood-letting and an overall kickass arc... great stuff
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A novel about brutal and bloody times and not for for the squeamish but Wilde has succeeded in giving new and convincing life to a half-forgotten English hero * BBC HISTORY magazine * Moves at a wonderful pace... great swathes of blood-letting and an overall kickass arc... great stuff * FALCATATIMES.COM * Fantastically realised... strong, believable characters, lashings of fast-paced action * ELOQUENTPAGE.COM *
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About James Wilde

James Wilde is a Man of Mercia. Raised in a world of books, the author studied economic history at university before travelling the world in search of adventure. He first encountered the great English warrior, Hereward, in the pages of a comic. It was while visiting the haunted fenlands of Eastern England, Hereward's ancestral home, that he became convinced that this legendary figure should be the subject of his first novel. The 'Hereward' series now runs to six novels, the most recent of which is Hereward - The Bloody Crown.
James Wilde divides his time between London and the family home in Derbyshire.
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3.83 out of 5 stars
- 1,629 ratings
5 30% (484)
4 36% (591)
3 24% (389)
2 7% (115)
1 3% (50)
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