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The Wolf of Midnight (Tintagel Book III)

M. K. Hume
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THE WOLF OF MIDNIGHT is the thrilling final instalment in M. K. Hume's Tintagel trilogy, not to be missed by fans of George R R Martin and Bernard Cornwell. This gripping conclusion takes readers on a journey of bravery and brutality within tribal Britain and throughout the Roman Empire: a world of bloody battlefields, evil machinations, honour, ambition and greed.When Flavius Constantine, the High King of Britannia, is killed and his eldest son and heir Constans, is murdered, the path lies clear for Vortigern to seize the throne.Only Queen Severa's young sons, Ambrosius and Uther, stand in the way of Vortigern's evil plan. Sensing the boys are in mortal danger, Constantine's loyal Decurion, Paulus, and Severa's beloved brother, Pridenow, smuggle the infants into exile.Meanwhile, Queen Severa is forced to endure Vortigern's relentless brutality in her desperate bid to hold together the fractured throne. But she is no match for the Wolf of Midnight and it is only in the fullness of time that her sons will return to Britannia to claim the throne and fulfil their destiny...

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The Warrior's Blood (e-short story)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume
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The Poisoned Throne (Tintagel Book II)

M. K. Hume
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The Emperor's Blood (e-novella)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume

Nothing will stand in the way of the High King of the Britons...A gripping e-novella that brings the dramatic battle between the High King of Briton, Magnus Maximus, and the Roman Emperor, Gratian, vividly to life. The Emperor's Blood is M.K. Hume's untold adventure from The Blood of Kings (Tintagel Book I). Not to be missed by fans of Simon Scarrow and Ian Ross. In the dying days of Roman rule, Magnus Maximus casts his eyes on the throne of the Western Empire and with a band of brave Roman and British warriors he marches to Gaul and challenges the might of Rome itself...What readers are saying about M.K. Hume's novels: 'M.K. Hume is one of my favourite authors - a fantastic series''Well drawn characters with the right balance of plot and action. A great addition to historical fiction''M.K. Hume brings not only her characters to life but also the sights and sounds of battle'

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The Blood of Kings (Tintagel Book I)

M. K. Hume
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The Ice King (Twilight of the Celts Book III)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume

The legend of King Arthur lives on...It is several years now since Arthur, the Last Dragon of Britain, has set foot on home soil. Roaming the Land of the Denes, he has not only engaged in brutal and bloody conflict with the barbaric Geats but he has also unearthed the most evil force within the royal court of Heorot. And, under the guidance of Stormbringer, the mighty Sae Dene king, he has honed his skills as a commander. Now the time has come for Arthur to brave the dangers of the frozen north as he and a band of daring sea-faring warriors prepare to embark on his ultimate voyage - to return to Britain and to create a kingdom of his own...

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The Last Dragon's Voyage (e-short story)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume
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The Storm Lord (Twilight of the Celts Book II)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume

Captured by the Denes. The Last Dragon must fight to survive... Lord Arthur, the Last Dragon, needs saving, and Father Lorcan and Germanus set out on a heroic journey to do just that. But regaining freedom won't be easy in The Storm Lord, the second gripping adventure in M.K. Humes' trilogy. Not to be missed by fans of Simon Scarrow and George R.R. Martin. 'It's a slice of history that's totally, utterly believable. Magnificent' - www.booksmonthly.co.ukCrippled with hunger and weary to the point of collapse, Gareth Minor enters the fortress of Arden to deliver the dire news that Lord Arthur, the Last Dragon, has been captured by barbarians and taken to the frozen north. With Father Lorcan and Germanus by his side, Gareth embarks on a quest to rescue his master.Meanwhile, in the Land of the Denes, Arthur and his fellow prisoners enrage the Dene King when they are presented at court. Fleeing for their lives, Stormbringer, their captor turned protector, leads them to safety. But the northern shores are under threat of invasion and Stormbringer and Arthur unite in battle, knowing few will survive...What readers are saying about The Storm Lord: 'A fabulous page turner from start to finish. I can't wait for the next instalment. The characters are building and you can feel some real depth from the storyteller' 'A good story full of intrigue and war''Another excellent book full of real characters and fictional characters, who all come vividly to life in this tale of brutal welfare within the hard world of the Celts'

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The Last Dragon (Twilight of the Celts Book I)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume

King Artor lies slain. Who will protect Britain now?The legend of King Arthur lives on in the first instalment of M.K Hume's Twilight of the Celts Trilogy. Not to be missed by fans of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.'Hume brings the bloody, violent, conniving world vividly to life...will appeal to those who thrill to Game of Thrones and other tales of intersecting, ever-warring, noble lineages' -Kirkus ReviewKing Artor lies slain and Ector, a mere boy, is acknowledged as the legitimate heir to the kingdom. But the land of the Celts is weakened and Ector grows up torn between a sense of doom and duty.Meanwhile, in the Forest of Arden, it is revealed to young Arthur that he is the Bastard Prince, son of King Artor and Lady Elayne. Trained in the skills of a warrior, Arthur cannot challenge the position of his ruler and childhood friend, but nor can he stand back and watch Briton crumble under the threat of invasion. As the Last Dragon, he must ensure that his father's legacy lives on...What readers are saying about M.K. Hume's novels: 'I love the way [M.K. Hume] breathes life into the characters, giving each individual traits that in the whole make them stronger whilst their own personal foibles allow a vulnerability''Well drawn characters with the right balance of plot and action. A great addition to historical fiction''M.K. Hume brings not only her characters to life but also the sights and sounds of battle'

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Prophecy: Web of Deceit (Prophecy Trilogy 3)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume

Loyalty. Sacrifice. Betrayal... Merlin faces his ultimate challenge in the earth-shattering conclusion to the Prophecy Trilogy. M.K. Hume's gripping thrillers are the perfect read for fans of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. 'Historical fiction of the most bloodthirsty and roistering kind' - Australian Bookseller & Publishers MagazineReturning from his epic journey to Constantinople, Myrddion Merlinus finds Briton in the grip of Uther Pendragon's bloodthirsty war against the Saxons. Coerced into obedience, Myrddion must serve Uther's brother Ambrosius, the High King, in order to spare the lives of his beloved fellow travellers. Ambrosius is an honest and wise ruler and Myrddion's skills are put to good use setting up a spy network while training healers across the land. But when Ambrosius is poisoned, his untimely death propels Myrddion back into the callous hands of Uther Pendragon. The new High King will stop at nothing to force Myrddion to accede to his unthinkable wishes. Myrddion's only solace is the prophecy that his suffering is not in vain. But will he survive the taint of Uther's madness and enable good to come from evil?What readers are saying about Prophecy: Web of Deceit: 'The book is a wonderfully structured story with different kind of characters, and whether they are real or fictional, they come all vividly to life within this great tale. This book is such an immense joy to read''Superb - full of rich description of places and times long gone. All of the three books give us a much needed insight to the character we were all perplexed by in the Arthur series. Magical''Another stunning trilogy. Fact or legend, Merlin comes alive in these novels'

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Prophecy: Death of an Empire (Prophecy Trilogy 2)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume

A brave young man becomes part of a deadly war... Merlin's epic quest continues as he journeys to Constantinople in search of his father in the unputdownable Prophecy: Death of an Empire, the second instalment in the Prophecy Trilogy. M.K. Hume's thrillers are sure to enthral fans of Harry Sidebottom and Ben Kane.'Exciting, violent and bloody... Up there with Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell' - www.lovereading.co.ukMyrddion Emrys of Segontium is the product of a brutal rape, but when King Vortigern hints at his father's identity, Myrddion embarks on a journey across France and Italy to Constantinople. It is a voyage that is to turn the young healer into a man of great renown. Serving under General Flavius Aetius at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, Myrddion saves the lives of thousands of warriors and, on his arrival in Rome, he heals many more, including Cleoxenes, Envoy to Emperor Theodosius of the East, on his way to a delegation with Attila the Hun. But a deadlier conflict between Emperor Valentinian of the West and Senator Petronius Maximus is still to come and Myrddion must use all his strength to carry out his work in a world that is evil.What readers are saying about Prophecy: Death of an Empire: 'An astounding book. The storytelling is again of an excellent quality, because the author uses her knowledge and learning to the best of her ability. Another fascinating tale''Having read the first part of the Merlin trilogy, I was fascinated by the interpretation and blend of fact and fiction. Prophecy 2 did not disappoint - in fact it exceeded expectations''Wonderful insight into how all the political wrangling and apathy killed the Roman Empire'

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Prophecy: Death of an Empire

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume

Merlin's epic quest continues as he journeys to Constantinople in search of his father.Myrddion Emrys of Segontium is the product of a brutal rape, but when King Vortigern hints at his father's identity, Myrddion embarks on a journey across France and Italy to Constantinople.  It is a voyage that is to turn the young healer into a man of great renown. Serving under General Flavius Aetius at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, Myrddion saves the lives of thousands of warriors and, on his arrival in Rome, he heals many more, including Cleoxenes, Envoy to Emperor Theodosius of the East, on his way to a delegation with Attila the Hun.  But a deadlier conflict between Emperor Valentinian of the West and Senator Petronius Maximus is still to come and Myrddion must use all his strength to carry out his work in a world that is evil.

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Prophecy: Clash of Kings (Prophecy Trilogy 1)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume

Amid the bloody battlefields of Britain, Merlin is marked for greatness. M.K. Hume tells the story of Myrddion Merlinus from birth to boyhood, as he attempts to surpass evil and corruption to fulfil his destiny. The Prophecy Trilogy is the perfect read for fans of Justin Hill and Anthony Riches.'Hume deftly navigates the Arthurian legends, populating them with likable and despicable characters, and casting them in a fully realized historical setting' - Publishers WeeklyIn the kingdom of Dyfed, Vortigern, Celtic High King of Cymru and the North, rules in relative peace. Yet his choice of wife - a Saxon queen - fuels tension between the Saxon and Celtic tribes. In the town of Segontium, a young boy is raised by his grandmother. The product of a brutal rape, he is spurned by his mother as a demon child. The boy is Myrddion - prince of the Deceangli and apprentice to a skilled healer. Far away, Vortigern oversees the resurrection of ancient Dinas Emrys. According to prophecy, the king will perish if the fort does not rise again. But the foundations refuse to hold and Vortigern needs the blood of a demon seed - a human sacrifice - to make the towers stand firm. Myrddion's life is in danger. Yet the child has a prophecy of his own and a greater destiny to fulfil...What readers are saying about Prophecy: Clash of Kings: 'An exciting and thrilling story about Celtic life, of evil and power, and tribal wars that rule this Kingdom of the Celts. A very engrossing and entertaining tale from an author worthy following' 'A captivating start to the Merlin Legend''Excellent and well worth reading. The narrative carries you along at pace and the plot is action-packed, never giving you a moments pause from either action of emotional content'

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King Arthur: The Bloody Cup (King Arthur Trilogy 3)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume

War. Darkness. Legend. King Artor, now an aging monarch, is under threat yet again, facing both physical and emotional battles in the culmination of M.K. Hume's King Arthur trilogy. Perfect for fans of James Wilde and Ben Kane.'Hume brings the bloody, violent, conniving world vividly to life...will appeal to those who thrill to Game of Thrones and other tales of intersecting, ever-warring, noble lineages' - Kirkus ReviewFor many years, the people of Briton have enjoyed peace and prosperity under the reign of King Artor and the Union of Kings. Having spurned the despotism of his predecessor, Uther Pendragon, Arthur has ruled with a strong sense of duty, goodness and honour.Artor is now weakening with age, however, and the seeds of discontent are being sown. Seeking to cleanse the land of Christian belief, dissenters need a symbol with which to legitimise their pagan claim and gather malcontents together into a cohesive weapon. These shadowy, subversive elements seize upon the ancient cup of Bishop Lucius of Glastonbury as a way of fragmenting Artor's hard-fought-for kingdom. But first, they must lay their hands on the relic and, in doing so, unleash a force for evil from which murder and violent mayhem ensue.But it emerges that the ultimate threat to Artor's rule lies far closer to home; Artor is betrayed by kin. Celt will slay Celt and the river will run with blood.What readers are saying about King Arthur: The Bloody Cup: 'The tale is told in a very dedicated and passionate way by the author, and it pictures Celtic Britain in a most remarkable fashion. All the characters come vividly to life yet again in this heartfelt story while the atmosphere of the times really comes off the pages''A stunning finale full of action, intrigue, strong characterisation, bloodshed, treachery and passion'

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King Arthur: Warrior of the West (King Arthur Trilogy 2)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume

Blood. Peace. Betrayal.King Artor's kingdom is under threat. About to lose everything he has fought for, he must make the ultimate sacrifice in the gloriously gripping King Arthur: Warrior of the West. The King Arthur trilogy is sure to appeal to fans of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.'Historical fiction of the most bloodthirsty and roistering kind' - Australian Bookseller & Publishers MagazineTwelve long, blood-soaked years, have passed since Artor fulfilled his destiny and was crowned the High King of the Britons.Against all odds, Artor has united Celtic Britain and with a last great campaign, has banished the Saxon scourge. The legend of Camlann has begun. But even as Artor's kingdom is at its zenith, it is being undermined from within.The burden of leadership, of power, now rests solely - and heavily - on Artor's shoulders for Myrddion Merlinus, master tactician, guiding light for so many years, has left Artor to his fate. Could all that Artor has fought for, the destiny of Britain, be lost? Will Britain be torn apart?What readers are saying about King Arthur: Warrior of the West: 'This is a most thrilling and compelling book and one I like to call a superb sequel!''A captivating and epic story that keeps readers turning pages to find out what happens next''Absorbing, thrilling, heart-wrenching and nail biting. A genuine page turner'

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King Arthur: Dragon's Child (King Arthur Trilogy 1)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume

Boy. Warrior. King.King Arthur: Dragon's Child tells the compelling story of Arthur as he grows from boyhood to manhood and is trained for leadership and a future he cannot yet know. M.K. Hume's trilogy will enthral fans of Bernard Cornwell and Ian Ross. 'It's a slice of history that's totally, utterly believable. Magnificent' - www.booksmonthly.co.ukThe Dark Ages: a time of chaos and bloodshed... The Roman legions have long deserted the Isles and the despotic Uther Pendragon, High King of Celtic Britain, is nearing death, his kingdom torn apart by the jostling for his throne. Of unknown parentage, Artorex is growing up in the household of his foster father Lord Ector. One day, three strangers arrive and arrange for Artorex to be taught the martial skills of the warrior; blade and shield, horse and fire, pain and bravery. When they return, years later, Artorex is not only trained in the arts of battle, he is also a married man. But, if he is to fulfil his destiny and become the High King of the Britons, Artorex must find Uther's crown and sword. What readers are saying about King Arthur: Dragon's Child: 'Excellent read, grounding all the legendary stories about Arthur and his times in a very convincing historical context''A quality take on the hostilities, history and structure of England as we know it. Well written, beautifully researched and accurate''This is a book that educates while it entertains. Here is a tale that is woven with intricacy and detail that is unrivalled'