ANGLO SAXON BRITAIN.
Confusion and conflict continue as warlords battle across Britain to become the first King of the English.
After a stunning victory against the native Waelisc, Beobrand returns to a hero's welcome. His valour is rewarded by wealth and land by Oswald, King of Northumbria.
Exhausted, he retires to his new estate with his bride only to find himself surrounded once again by enemies old and new. With treachery and death on all sides, Beobrand fears he will lose all he holds dear.
On a quest for revenge and redemption, he accepts the mantle of lord, leading his men into the darkest of nights and the bloodiest of battles.
The Cross and the Curse is the second gripping, action-packed instalment in The Bernicia Chronicles.
'Murder, betrayal and vengeance fuel tribal warfare and personal combat. Beobrand is the warrior to follow' DAVID GILMAN.
Not a bad read
The story line is pretty good, but very predictable.
The writing is perhaps over descriptive and the pace was a little slow for my liking.
It is a decent holiday book but not really an epic. I found it a little difficult to want to like the main characters but they were interesting to read about. I can see what the author is trying to do and applaud it but I think it needs to be a bit more free flowing.
Good story but the appalling grammar annoys me
Constant use of ‘I’ instead of ‘me’ as an object pronoun really gets on my nerves.
The second book of Beobrand’s life. Thoroughly enjoyable and gets the emotions going. This set of books are definitely worth a read if you like the shieldwall, swords and the sounds of Middle Ages battlefields.