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The Wolf of Midnight (Tintagel Book III)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume
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The Blood of Kings (Tintagel Book I)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume

The fate of Roman Britain is sealed when Caradoc, King of the Dumnonii tribe in Tintagel, meets Flavius Magnus Maximus, one of the most influential Roman officers in Britannia. Their unlikely friendship leads to an ambitious plan to unite the tribal leaders and, once crowned the first High King of the Britons, Maximus casts his eyes on the throne of the Western Roman Empire.Leading a force of brave warriors to Gaul, Maximus is victorious in battle. But it is not long after his return to Britain that hubris gnaws at him once again. Despite Caradoc's pleas to exercise caution, Maximus is determined to march on Rome itself. But who will pay the price for his bloodthirsty quest for power?

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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

The legend of King Arthur lives on..M.K. Hume's exclusive short story The Last Dragon's Voyage is an untold adventure from The Ice King (Twilight of the Celts Book III). The perfect read for fans of Ian Ross and Simon Scarrow. '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 ReviewWhen Arthur, the illegitimate son of King Arthur, embarks on a dangerous voyage across the uncharted, frozen seas off the coast of Norway, the hazardous ice forces him to shelter in a fjord during the winter. But Arthur and his crew are soon confronted with an even greater danger when an enormous blue whale enters the fjord and starts attacking the natives' vessels. They must risk their lives in a death-defying mission to slay the whale before it destroys them all...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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The Storm Lord (Twilight of the Celts Book II)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume
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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

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
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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'

Abi Maxwell

Abi Maxwell is the author of an acclaimed story collection, LAKE PEOPLE, and her fiction has also appeared in McSweeney's. She studied writing at the University of Montana and now lives in New Hampshire, where she grew up, with her husband and son.

Adele Parks

Adele Parks worked in advertising until she published her first novel in 2000. Since then, her many Sunday Times bestsellers have been translated into twenty-six different languages. Adele spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana and London until 2005 when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son. Adele believes reading is a basic human right, so she works closely with The Reading Agency as an Ambassador for Reading Ahead, a programme designed to encourage adult literacy.Meet Adele! Visit her website for the latest news on her upcoming events: www.adeleparks.com, head to Facebook for exclusive extras: facebook.com/OfficialAdeleParks and chat with Adele on Twitter @adeleparks.

Alex Rutherford

Alex Rutherford lives in London.

Anna Mazzola

Anna Mazzola's first novel, THE UNSEEING, was published to critical acclaim in 2016. She is a criminal justice solicitor and lives in London with her husband and two children.

Barbara Nadel

Trained as an actress, Barbara Nadel used to work in mental health services. Born in the East End of London, she now writes full time and has been a visitor to Turkey for over twenty years. She received the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger for her novel DEADLY WEB, and the Swedish Flintax Prize for historical crime fiction for her first Francis Hancock novel, LAST RIGHTS.To find out more, follow Barbara on Twitter @BarbaraNadel or visit her website www.barbara-nadel.com

Bernie McGill

Bernie McGill was born and raised in Northern Ireland and attended Queen's University, Belfast. Her first novel, The Butterfly Cabinet, was published by Headline Review in 2011. Bernie is also the author of Sleepwalkers, a collection of short fiction (shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize) and a contributor to three acclaimed anthologies of Irish women writers, The Long Gaze Back, The Glass Shore and Female Lines (New Island, 2015, 2016 & 2017). She has numerous theatre credits to her name. Bernie lives in Portstewart, Northern Ireland, with her family.

Caroline Stickland

Caroline Stickland was born in 1955. With a degree in English and American Literature from the University of East Anglia, she became involved in adult literacy tutoring. Her first novel, THE STANDING HILLS, was shortlisted for a Betty Trask Award and the Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Prize. This was followed by A HOUSE OF CLAY, THE DARKNESS OF CORN, AN ANCIENT HOPE and THE DARKENING LEAF.

Daisy Goodwin

Daisy Goodwin's work as a TV producer and presenter includes Reader I Married Him, Bookworm and The Nation's Favourite Poems; she is also the creator of Grand Designs and wrote the script for ITVs Victoria . She has edited numerous poetry anthologies, including the bestselling 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life, and is the author of Silver River, a memoir as well as two novels, My Last Duchess and The Fortune Hunter. Goodwin reviews regularly for the Times and Sunday Times and writes a bibliotherapy column for the Daily Mail.