The time of the wolf a novel of Medieval England

by Wilde, James.

Format: Book on CD 2013
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A rousing historical novel that rescues one of England's forgotten heroes from the mists of early 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 King Edward'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 outlaw. To stay alive -- and a free man -- he must carve a violent swathe from the frozen lands outside the capital. The tale of a man whose deeds will become the stuff of legend, this is also the story of two mismatched allies: Hereward, the dark angel of war; and Alric, a man of peace, a monk. One man will risk everything to save the land he loves, the other will strive to save his friend's soul.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Move over, Robin Hood; there's a new outlaw in town. Wilde resurrects an all-but-forgotten hero who played a crucial undercover role during the dark days of the Norman Conquest. With King Edward ailing and his court in disarray, the exiled fugitive, Hereward, a man of Mercia also known as the Devil of the Fens, takes up the cause, forming a tactical resistance unit. While the legend of Robin Hood has been sanitized over the centuries, Wilde exercises free rein with Hereward, reimagining a less-than-noble champion as both a brutal warrior and a brilliant tactician. Hereward's sidekick, Alric the Monk, acts as both a foil to and a conscience for the darkly brooding antihero born of rage and bloodlust. Whenever Saxons and Normans collide, the blood is certain to flow, and the pages are guaranteed to turn.--Flanagan, Margaret Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "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. Saxon warrior Hereward (from Wilde's Hereward: The Devil's Army) and Christian monk Alric are on the run from Viking mercenaries and assassins because of the secrets they hold, secrets that threaten the throne of England. These unlikely allies face relentless pursuit and stunning betrayal from family, friends, and hired killers and are unwittingly involved in a dangerous conspiracy to seize the English crown. Wilde vividly describes those turbulent, dismal years known then as the End of Days, culminating in the bloody battle against the Vikings at Stamford Bridge, the butchery at Hastings days later between the exhausted English and the invading Normans, and the merciless cruelty of Norman occupation. Setting up an obvious sequel, Hereward and Alric are left outlaws and traitors, unable to trust anyone but each other, and even that is tenuous. This is a masterful tale, graphic and gory, and loaded with medieval history. Agent: Sheil Land Associates, U.K. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Brilliance Audio on compact disc.
Subjects Hereward, -- active 1071 -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher Grand Haven, Mich. :Brilliance Audio,2013
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Vance, Simon.
Participants/Performers Performed by Simon Vance.
Language English
Notes Compact disc.
Description 10 audio discs (11 hr., 27 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781469292755 (pkg.)
1469292750 (pkg.)
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