Godric the Kingslayer: Sons of Mercia

Godric the Kingslayer: Sons of Mercia

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by Jayden Woods
     
 

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Godric is the bastard son of Eadric Streona, spurned by Eadric's wife and promised nothing by society. At a young age his life is steeped with murder, loss, and betrayal. Godric seems destined for a life of exile and insignificance, but he swears to avenge his father's death, no matter what the cost.

Living under the roof of Thorkell the Tall, he learns to become a

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Godric is the bastard son of Eadric Streona, spurned by Eadric's wife and promised nothing by society. At a young age his life is steeped with murder, loss, and betrayal. Godric seems destined for a life of exile and insignificance, but he swears to avenge his father's death, no matter what the cost.

Living under the roof of Thorkell the Tall, he learns to become a Jomsviking. The life of a warrior brings him comfort, but his hunger for vengeance remains. He finds a new identity for himself and successfully reenters the royal court where he initiates his plans of assassination.

As success grows closer, however, he finds himself hurting the people he loves more than the man that he hates. He watches himself become his own worst enemy and can only hope to change his ways before he tears his own world apart.

Editorial Reviews

http://www.jaydenwoods.com/Kingslayer.html - Kay Blalock, Ph.D.
"Once again, Jayden Woods creates a contextually factual and colorful narrative that will enlighten as well as entertain the reader. Her fictional characters, as in the first Sons of Mercia volume, become real people in the reader’s mind, adding to rather than taking away from the historic possibilities she creates... As an historian, I highly recommend Godric the Kingslayer."
--Kay J. Blalock, Ph.D.
Department of History and Political Science STLCC Meramec
http://www.medievalists.net/2011/09/28/review-the-sons-of-mercia-godric-the-kingslayer-jayden-woods/ - Sandra Sadowski
"Rich characters, misery, betrayal, sex and a dose of brutal Viking violence, mixed together for an easy, enjoyable read!"
--Medievalists.net

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781463728366
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/24/2011
Series:
Sons of Mercia Series, #2
Pages:
532
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.07(d)

Meet the Author

Jayden Woods is the author's pen name. She received her education in Screenwriting at the University of Southern California and worked briefly in Hollywood before returning to her passion of writing novels. Her interests include history, psychology, music, and dark dramatic stories in just about any genre or medium.

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Godric the Kingslayer: Sons of Mercia 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brilliantly, this series is written across the gaps in real historical documentation, in a time period that leaves much to the imagination. To take a kingdom that existed in the same era as Camelot, which has been done a thousand times, and make it come alive was simply genius. The characters are as complex as real people, and the story leaves no questionable turns - even the tragedies feel like they belong perfectly. This is one of those stories that makes each character easy to hate and to love at the same time - it was difficult to squelch my desire to speed-read - but it was worth savoring! I cannot wait to see more of this genre from Jayden Woods.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book about the end of the Viking age. I recommend it for anyone who wants to read about late Viking history or dark ages England but wants something exciting and fast-paced. I do not think Godric was a real person but there are a lot of real historical people in the story and it makes the story more believable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like historical stories with some fiction mixed in you will enjoy this book. Start out with the 10 short stories of Mercia. Then read Edric the grasper b 4 this one.
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