Sworn Sword

Sworn Sword

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Enter into a ruthless, formidable world, where violent warriors seek honor in holy places and holy men seek glory in dark deeds. As the two opposing forces battle for conquest, the fate of England hangs in the balance

January, 1069:Less than three years after the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and the death of the usurper, Harold Godwineson, two thousand Normans march in the depths of winter to subdue the troublesome province of Northumbria. Tancred a Dinant,a loyal and ambitious knight, is among them, hungry for battle, honor, silver, and land.

But at Durham, the Normans are ambushed in the streets by English rebels, and Tancred's revered lord Robert de Commines is slain. Badly wounded, Tancred barely escapes with his own life. Bitterly determined to seek vengeance for his lord's murder, the dauntless knight quickly becomes entrenched in secret dealings between a powerful Norman magnate and a shadow from the past. As the Norman and English armies prepare to clash, Tancred uncovers a cunning plot that harks back to the day of Hastings itself. If successful, it threatens to destroy the entire conquest-and change the course of history.

The Conquest Series:
Sworn Sword (Book 1)
The Splintered Kingdom (Book 2)
Knights of the Hawk (Book 3)

Publisher: Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Landmark, 2013.
ISBN: 9781402280764
Characteristics: vii, 390 pages : map ; 24 cm


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May 27, 2015

His first book was not as bad as this one. I thought this was more of the same old same old. The characters had nothing going for them & the whole book was full of descriptions of the same thing over & over again. Not good.

Jun 05, 2014

Obviously my rating will give away the fact that I did not enjoy this story much. If I'm going to read a book this wordy and descriptive I need characters that I can enjoy. I really found only Tancred was sufficiently fleshed out as a character and he did not capture my imagination at all. Everyone else is just a name with no personality.

There is no doubt in my mind that this author did a phenomenal job of the research and history. I, personally, just needed something more.


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