The Amber Treasure

The Amber Treasure

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by Richard Denning
     
 

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Cerdic is the nephew of a great warrior who died the hero of the 6th century Anglo-Saxon country of Deira. Growing up in a quiet village, he dreams of the glories of battle and of one day writing his name into the sagas. He experiences the true horrors of war, however, when his home is attacked, his sister kidnapped, his family betrayed and his uncle's legendary sword…  See more details below

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Cerdic is the nephew of a great warrior who died the hero of the 6th century Anglo-Saxon country of Deira. Growing up in a quiet village, he dreams of the glories of battle and of one day writing his name into the sagas. He experiences the true horrors of war, however, when his home is attacked, his sister kidnapped, his family betrayed and his uncle's legendary sword stolen. Cerdic is thrown into the struggles that will determine the future of 6th century Britain and must show courageous leadership and overcome treachery, to save his kingdom, rescue his sister and return home with his uncle's sword. The Amber Treasure is historical fiction set in the chaotic, bloody years of the late 6th century. This is the first novel in a series entitled "Northern Crown" which shows, through the eyes of Cerdic, the rise to greatness of the Kingdom of Northumbria. It is a journey that involves treachery, murder, great courage and epic battles.

Editorial Reviews

http://thebookbag.co.uk/reviews/index.php?title=The_Amber_Treasure_by_Richard_Denning - Jill Murphy
Enjoyable novel set in sixth century Northumbria. Accurate detail and vivid fight scenes together with an engaging central character and his coming-of-age make this an absorbing read for fans of historical fiction.
http://www.threedifferentdirections.com/blog/the-amber-treasure.html - Tammy Litke
From Aedann, a Welsh slave, to Lilla , the one eyed Semlan and others I feel the reader is in for an enjoyable read.
If you are one that likes the Dark ages and deep historical novels then I recommend you read The Amber Treasure which is first in a series
http://www.historyofwar.org/bookpage/denning_amber_treasure.html - John Rickard
'...well written and entertaining novel, which has a sympathetic lead character and a good feel for its very obscure period and for the brutal nature of battle in the shield wall'
http://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/the-amber-treasure/ - Eliza Bryan
There are battles, brutality, broken friendships, and thoughtful relationships. There is courage, tears, and the occasional glimmer of laughter. In other words, this is the reality of Anglo-Saxon England brought to life through the words of well-written fiction.
http://www.lisajyarde.com/p/shelfari-book-reviews-on-your-book-blog.html - Lisa Yarde
young man's initiation into the warrior class of his society sets him on a perilous journey, pitting him against merciless enemies and exposing long-buried family secrets. Set in sixth century Saxon England, the coming of age of the hero Cerdic immerses the reader in a vivid, brutal story of revenge and warfare.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780956810311
Publisher:
Mercia Books
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

I was born in Ilkeston in Derbyshire, UK and live in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands. I work as a General Practitioner with a North Birmingham practice. I am married with two children.

I am a Young adult Sci-fi, historical fiction and fantasy writer. I also write book and board game reviews and online articles on historical and gaming related topics. I own my own small publishing house, Mercia Books, and I am part of a board game design house Medusa Games.

A keen player of board games and other games I am one of the directors of UK Games Expo (the UK's largest hobby games convention). I am a board game designer and my first Board Game 'The Great Fire on London 1666' was published by Medusa Games and Prime Games in October 2010.

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