The Flint Lord [NOOK Book]

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England, 5000 years ago. Brennis Gehan, Lord of Valdoe, is planning the genocide of the indigenous hunter-gatherers. Word has already reached them, but when their grand chieftain dies in a hunting accident it seems his successor will not heed the warning. Only Tagart understands the danger: but first he must win the battle for leadership, waged according to ancient and ruthless laws ...
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The Flint Lord

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Overview

England, 5000 years ago. Brennis Gehan, Lord of Valdoe, is planning the genocide of the indigenous hunter-gatherers. Word has already reached them, but when their grand chieftain dies in a hunting accident it seems his successor will not heed the warning. Only Tagart understands the danger: but first he must win the battle for leadership, waged according to ancient and ruthless laws ...
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Henley's historical novel examines the struggle between the original nomadic inhabitants of ancient Britain and the more civilizedor at least more organizedinvaders, who feel that after several generations spent farming and mining the coastal areas (albeit using slave labor), they have just as much right to the land. Brennis Gehan, the fifth Flint Lord, has called in additional troops to help him finish off the nomads who live in the forests and limit his empire's growth. But under the leadership of young hunter Tagart, the many nomadic tribes join together to defend themselves. In the end, both are defeated, for the reinforcements, under orders from their Home Lord, capture Gehan's stronghold while they virtually destroy the tribal forces. All the principals are left alive to fight on; it is doubtful, however, that this well-researched, well-written but darkly dour book will inspire any calls for such a sequel. Foreign rights: Heinemann. December 16
Library Journal
The second volume of a British trilogy that began with The Stone Arrow LJ 4/15/85, this is an improvement in some areas and a disappointment in others. Tagart, the nomadic hero, must fight to become the chief of the combined tribes in the Britain of 5000 B.C. Once united the tribes must then battle the Flint Lord, newly independent of the powers across the Channel and increasingly insane. Much of the book is taken up with battles for superiority, first among the nomad leaders and then against the Flint Lord. While the detail is better handled this time, and Tagart is more human, the violence and perversity stand out, as if to emphasize the primitiveness of these peoples. Not a necessary purchase. W. Keith McCoy, South Amboy P.L., N.J.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000824238
  • Publisher: Richard Herley
  • Publication date: 2/14/2010
  • Series: Pagans , #2
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 508,225
  • File size: 236 KB

Meet the Author

I was born in England in 1950 and educated at Watford Boys' Grammar School and Sussex University, where my interest in natural history led me to read biology.

My first successful novel was "The Stone Arrow", which was published to critical acclaim in 1978. It subsequently won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize, administered by the Royal Society of Literature in London, and was the first in a trilogy. This was followed by "The Penal Colony" (1987), a futuristic thriller that formed the basis of the 1994 movie "No Escape", starring Ray Liotta.

The main difficulty for the author is making his voice heard in the roar of self-promotion. I believe that the work I am producing now is of higher quality than my prize-winning first, and ask you, the reader, to help spread the word by telling your friends if you have enjoyed one of my books.

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    Posted November 8, 2013

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    Posted March 21, 2013

    The flint lord

    Very good

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    Posted March 28, 2013

    Kuro

    "I assure you, the Sark will not be mistreated. Also, I will be wary. Thank you for visiting."

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  • Posted September 28, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    good historic novel

    these are one of my favorite types of novels. I really enjoy reading about medieval times and this was goes back to a period farther than I normally read.

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  • Posted February 3, 2011

    Highly recommend - Read Stone Arrow First

    If you like the BC books with prehistoric characters you will like this.
    He left this one open for another book but have not seen it yet.
    Hope he is working on it.

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