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Age of Iron
     

Age of Iron

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by Watson
 

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LEGENDS AREN'T BORN. THEY'RE MADE.

Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary traveling south to join up with King Zadar's army. But he keeps rescuing the wrong people.

First Spring, a child he finds scavenging on the battlefield, and then Lowa, one of Zadar's most fearsome warriors, who has vowed revenge on the king for her sister's execution.

Now Dug's on

Overview

LEGENDS AREN'T BORN. THEY'RE MADE.

Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary traveling south to join up with King Zadar's army. But he keeps rescuing the wrong people.

First Spring, a child he finds scavenging on the battlefield, and then Lowa, one of Zadar's most fearsome warriors, who has vowed revenge on the king for her sister's execution.

Now Dug's on the wrong side of the thousands-strong army he hoped to join ­-- and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on his side. All Dug has is his war hammer, one small child, and one unpredictable, highly-trained warrior with a lust for revenge that might get them all killed . . .

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
07/21/2014
Watson’s Iron Age trilogy kicks off in the relatively uncharted period before Britain was invaded by the Romans, circa 61 B.C.E. The land is populated by strapping warriors, power-hungry kings, and enigmatic druids, all battling for survival and supremacy. Dug Sealskinner, past his prime at 40, is still playing mercenary when he’d rather be settled down with a family. Lowa Flynn is a powerful archer in service to the cunning, ambitious King Zadar, who intends to conquer Britain, one village at a time. After Dug flees a disastrous battle and Lowa is betrayed by Zadar, the two become reluctant allies and traveling companions, soon adopting the plan of killing Zadar to avenge Lowa’s slain sisters in arms. They’re joined by an inexperienced druid and a fast-talking girl, and must face an entire army if they want to succeed. Watson’s tale is gore soaked and profanity laden—full of visceral combat and earthy humor, and laced with subtle magic. The blend of historical accuracy and authorial liberties suggests an old-school sword-and-sorcery epic, though with some clearly modern sensibilities thrown in for good measure. Agent: Angharad Kowal, Writers House U.K. (Sept.)
From the Publisher
"Watson's tale is gore soaked and profanity laden -- full of visceral combat and earthy humor, and laced with subtle magic. The blend of historical accuracy and authorial liberties suggests an old-school sword-and-sorcery epic, though with some clearly modern sensibilities thrown in for good measure."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316399784
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
09/02/2014
Series:
Iron Age Series , #1
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
267,687
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Angus Watson is an author and journalist living in London. He's written hundreds of features for many newspapers including the Times, Financial Times and the Telegraph, and the latter even sent him to look for Bigfoot. As a fan of both historical fiction and epic fantasy, Angus came up with the idea of writing a fantasy set in the Iron Age when exploring British hillforts for the Telegraph, and developed the story while walking Britain's ancient paths for further articles.

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Age of Iron 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very fun book, believable characters and a good plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As an actual trained historian I like well written books with a historical foundation. I loved this book and can't wait for the rest of this trilogy. Characters I've become invested in, incredible interaction, and page-turning prose with dialogue that invites the reader into the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyable mix of history (what we know of the time and what we think) with just enough magic and fantasy to add spice. Well done characters that are put together and believable. I recommend reading this to anyone that would enjoy a book that doesn't hide character and plot flaws with an excess of magic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The beginning chapters almost made me put the book aside. Glad I gave it another try. The characters are engaging and now I can not wait to acquire the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just stumbled on this series and it became an immediate favorite.