Eadric the Grasper

Eadric the Grasper

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by Jayden Woods, Del Melchionda
     
 

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History looks back on Eadric Streona as one of the most villainous men of his time. The BBC History Magazine elected him as the worst Englishman of the 11th century, and many also blame him for the victory of the Vikings over England. Streona means "the grasper," and such was Eadric's character: he clutched for power and money wherever he could. But what most… See more details below

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History looks back on Eadric Streona as one of the most villainous men of his time. The BBC History Magazine elected him as the worst Englishman of the 11th century, and many also blame him for the victory of the Vikings over England. Streona means "the grasper," and such was Eadric's character: he clutched for power and money wherever he could. But what most historians fail to consider is that Eadric Streona's primary goal was peace and stability for England. Without betraying the known facts, "Eadric the Grasper" presents another conception of this historical figure: he is suave, charming, intelligent, and values peace above all things. If he must put a Viking king on the throne to gain a pleasurable life for himself and his true love, so be it.

Meanwhile, a ruthless vigilante called "the Golden Cross" will do anything necessary to keep the Vikings from the throne. Eadric must pit his wits and sword against the crafty masked figure, but doing so traps him in a dark web of lies and deception. When at last he uncovers the rebel's identity, his entire world will fall apart, and he must face a terrible choice. Can the selfish Eadric Streona sacrifice his own welfare for the sake of another's?

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Editorial Reviews

Self - Ron Friedman
If you had given up finding derring to match do in an exciting historical romance because Sir Walter Scott was dead, weep no more. Eadric the Grasper by Jayden Woods brings homicidal Vikings, ferocious lovers, and frequent murder most foul to brilliant life in literary 3D. Turn away from thy Twitter and grab it.
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/115193206 - Lisa Yarde
Many of the characters refer to [Eadric] as a coward, but I never thought of him in that way. If anything, he acted boldly and through astute observation of the swift changes coming to England, he did his best to forge a good life for him and his family. Still, his boldness accompanied a strange and dangerous naiveté that did not allow him to appreciate the full consequences of his actions at times. As in life, Jayden Woods’ Eadric remains a complicated character.
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jayden-woods/eadric-the-grasper/ - Kirkus Discoveries
In the debut of her Sons of Mercia series, Woods tells a ripped-from-the-chronicles story—most of the characters and major events are factual—with an entertaining blend of period realism and Zorro-ish dazzle. She brings to life the violence and skullduggery of the age in exciting scenes of action and intrigue, while vividly rendering the mindsets and motives of this distant era.
Self - Sean Crouch
A surprisingly easy and quick read considering the epic nature of the novel, "Eadric the Grasper" takes the reader through the twisted journey of an intelligent peasant (a swineherd) ... If I was forced to make a comparison, I'd say the book, in theme, feels like the Historical version of the award winning American television show, "Breaking Bad." A good man, forced by situations far beyond his control, makes the the best decisions possible, but they lead him down the dark rabbit hole ...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011823541
Publisher:
Jayden Woods
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Series:
Sons of Mercia , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
418
Sales rank:
366,986
File size:
1 MB

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