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The Wolf of Midnight (Tintagel Book III)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume

The throne of Britannia is under threat...This gripping conclusion to M.K. Hume's epic Arthurian series 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. Not to be missed by fans of George R.R. Martin 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 ReviewWhen 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...What readers are saying about the Tintagel trilogy: 'What the author certainly has managed to do, is give us an insight into the lives and habits of the Celts in Roman Britain in her own fascinating and thrilling fashion''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''M.K. Hume is one of my favourite authors - a fantastic series'

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The Poisoned Throne (Tintagel Book II)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume

Is the throne of Britannia a coveted prize or an evil curse?Poisoned by greed and jealous, Constantinus' thirst for greatness will cost him dear... The Poisoned Throne, part two of the Tintagel trilogy is sure to appeal to fans of Paul Bannister and Game of Thrones.'It's a slice of history that's totally, utterly believable. Magnificent' - www.booksmonthly.co.ukA decade has passed since the death of Caradoc, King of the Dumnonii tribe, and his friend, Flavius Magnus Maximus. Britain is battered by Pict invaders, and centurion Constantinus and his legionnaires are fighting them to the death.Maximus's daughter, Lady Severa, holds the key to the throne of the High King of the Britons and when she is threatened with abduction, Constantinus escorts her to the safety of Tintagel. Agreeing to marry her, he is crowned the High King, and Severa bears him two sons, Ambrosius and Uther. But, as the ruler of Britain, Constantinus is poisoned by greed and jealousy, and his thirst for greatness in the Roman Empire will cost him dear...What readers are saying about The Poisoned Throne: 'A stunning story, well written and full of very interesting historical facts. Love it''Good character drawing, excellent battle scenes and plenty of intrigue''Left me wanting more! A very good read, very well written'

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The Emperor's Blood (e-novella)

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

M. K. Hume
Authors:
M. K. Hume

Honour, ambition and greed determine the fate of Roman Britain... Flavius Magnus Maximus has cast his eyes on the throne of the Emperor of Rome and nothing will stand in his way... The Blood of Kings, part one of the Tintagel trilogy, is the perfect read for fans of George R.R. Martin and Simon Scarrow. 'Hume deftly navigates the Arthurian legends, populating them with likable and despicable characters, and casting them in a fully realized historical setting' - Publishers WeeklyThe 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?What readers are saying about The Blood of Kings: 'A gripping story with bloody battles and with great interaction, brought to us in a most exciting fashion''M.K. Hume brings not only her characters to life but also the sights and sounds of battle''Well written, has cracking prose and of course a storyline that is hard to put down'

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The Ice King (Twilight of the Celts Book III)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume
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The Last Dragon's Voyage (e-short story)

M. K. Hume
Authors:
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

The first part in an epic sequel to M.K. Hume's King Arthur trilogyThe legend of King Arthur lives on...King 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...

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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: Death of an Empire (Prophecy Trilogy 2)

M. K. Hume
Authors:
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: Clash of Kings (Prophecy Trilogy 1)

M. K. Hume
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M. K. Hume
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King Arthur: The Bloody Cup (King Arthur Trilogy 3)

M. K. Hume
Authors:
M. K. Hume

The third book in an exciting Arthurian trilogy.For 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.

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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
Authors:
M. K. Hume

The epic tale of the man destined to become Arthur, High King of the Britons The 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 in 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. The country is in desperate straits for the great cities of the east are falling to the menace of the Saxon hordes.Artorex becomes a war chieftain, and wins many battles that earns him the trust of his Celtic warriors and proves that Artorex alone can unite the tribes. But, if he is to fulfil his destiny and become the High King of the Britons, Artorex must find Uther's crown and sword. The future of Britain is at stake.

Anne Leonard

ELISABETH ANNE LEONARD has degrees from St. John's College, the University of Pittsburgh, Kent State University, and the University of California- Hastings College of Law. She lives in Northern California. This is her first novel. anneleonardbooks.com

Deborah Harkness

Deborah Harkness is a historian of science and a professor of history at the University of Southern California. She spent several years in Oxford doing research (and really did once find a missing manuscript in the Bodleian Library!). She has written THE JEWEL HOUSE: ELIZABETHAN LONDON AND THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION as well as the three novels in the internationally bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy, A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, SHADOW OF NIGHT and THE BOOK OF LIFE.

Jen Williams

JEN WILLIAMS started writing about pirates and dragons as a young girl and hasn't ever stopped. Her short stories have featured in numerous anthologies and her debut novel, The Copper Promise, was published in 2014 to huge acclaim. Jen was nominated in the Best Newcomer category at the 2015 British Fantasy Awards and her following two novels, The Iron Ghost and The Silver Tide were both shortlisted for the British Fantasy Awards Novel of the Year. Jen lives in London with her partner and their cat.

Julia Keller

Julia Keller was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. The chief book critic for the Chicago Tribune, she has taught both creative and non-fiction writing at Princeton, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, and won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 2005. Her first novel, A KILLING IN THE HILLS, was highly acclaimed is also available from Headline.

Karen Maitland

Karen Maitland travelled and worked in many parts of the United Kingdom before settling for many years in the beautiful medieval city of Lincoln, an inspiration for her writing. She is the author of The White Room, Company of Liars, The Owl Killers, The Gallows Curse and The Falcons of Fire and Ice. She has recently relocated to a life of rural bliss in Devon.www.karenmaitland.com