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The Sorrow Song Trilogy is Complete!

I have submitted The Blade’s Fell Blow to Kindle Direct Publishing and it has been accepted for pre-order publishing. It is now live on Amazon for release on 14 October 2017, which happens to be the 951st anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Typographical Errors

Having written a book of a very different nature to the previous volumes in the Sorrow Song trilogy I decided to re-read both The War Wolf and For Rapture of Ravens so as to immerse myself back into the world … Continue reading

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Now, Voyager.

“Now, voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.” Walt Whitman. I am sailing forth once again. The last time I took to the open seas it was a voyage to Norway, land of fjords, mountains, waterfalls and Vikings. On … Continue reading

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Returning to the Sorrow Song Trilogy

Writing Eugenica was something of an interruption to completing the Sorrow Song Trilogy in that it was both unplanned and unexpected. I think that at the time I finished For Rapture of Ravens, the second in the series, I needed … Continue reading

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After the Dust has Settled

This something of a reprise, or perhaps a reflection, on my experiences of writing ‘Eugenica’ and what has followed since the book appeared in the Amazon Kindle market. They say that reflective learning can be useful but it is not … Continue reading

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The Social World of the Anglo-Saxons: The Aethelings and the Eoldermen

As you would expect with any society that was characterised by a hierarchical class system there would be the top class who were defined by their wealth and by the power that they wielded. In the Anglo-Saxon world the upper … Continue reading

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The Battles of Brunanburh and of Maldon

The Battle of Brunanburgh is both important and significant to the Anglo-Saxon peoples because not only did it lead to the establishment of England as a single kingdom. It was also widely reported in many different sources and various languages … Continue reading

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