The First Lost Tale of Mercia: Golde the Mother [NOOK Book]

Overview

"The Lost Tales of Mercia" is a series of ten short stories set in England near the end of the Viking Age. These swashbuckling tales, based heavily on true events, educate and entertain simultaneously. The First Tale follows the mother of Eadric Streona. It raises the question of who fathered the boy that would become notorious as one of the most treacherous men in England.
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The First Lost Tale of Mercia: Golde the Mother

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Overview

"The Lost Tales of Mercia" is a series of ten short stories set in England near the end of the Viking Age. These swashbuckling tales, based heavily on true events, educate and entertain simultaneously. The First Tale follows the mother of Eadric Streona. It raises the question of who fathered the boy that would become notorious as one of the most treacherous men in England.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011055096
  • Publisher: Jayden Woods
  • Publication date: 6/20/2010
  • Series: Lost Tales of Mercia , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 66,661
  • File size: 184 KB

Meet the Author

Jayden Woods is the author's pen name. Jayden is a graduate of the University of Southern California's Writing for Screen and Television program. She lived and worked in Los Angeles for five years before leaving Hollywood to pursue her passion of writing prose and novels. Her published works include the various Tales of Mercia and the related "Sons of Mercia" trilogy, beginning with "Eadric the Grasper."
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  • Posted September 12, 2010

    The First Lost Tale of Mercia, thank goodness it was found!

    If you like historical fiction or are just curious about that time period, this is for you! I can't wait for the rest of the tales. I'm hooked!

    19 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2010

    Good start but not much of the storey.

    I got this book thinking it would be interesting. It is but it is only the first few chapters. Then you have to but the book to see how the rest of the storey goes. I would recommend buying the book and just skipping the teaser.

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 26, 2010

    Size of book???

    I downloaded the book (not just the sample) and it is only 15 pages??? And the file size is about 145kb?? I want the whole book!
    Anna

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2011

    wow, this is really bad

    Thought I'd give the series a try since it was free and I'm really glad I didn't pay anything for it. It is so poorly written, like a kid wrote it. I don't know how stuff this bad gets published.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2011

    you have to check this one out !!!!!

    I read this book, thought that it was great, the story line had real departurer for the books that I read in the pass. It put you in the middle of a great story that you can't put down. i will let you know how the rest of the books of the seires goes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2011

    Recommended

    If you like stories about Old England, this is one for you. As the storie goes from chapter to chapter, sometimes the characters are hard to follow. Nonetheless, it keeps your attention.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 21, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Nice!

    Have read all ten of the free character stories and am now reading Eadric the Grasper. LOVE them all. Thank you Jayden Woods for writing this.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2011

    Highly recommended - just sad it ended so quickly!

    I am definately going to look for more from this author... it was written so well I could imagine being there... and I have to know what happens next!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Slow

    This seem to bo going down the same road. Take the time to write one book to tell about all the characters

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Easy read

    very short story. Like the history research that went into this story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Meh

    This was ok.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2011

    Well written but

    Soooooooo short!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2011

    FREE BOOK!!!

    Me like free book!!

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    ok

    very short books. 50 pgs or less. they jump around from character to character. Could have been one book, combining the 10.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    Very readable.

    The story plot a bit morbid. Well written. A surprising turn around every corner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2011

    I do recommend the books

    These books are great! I couldn't stop at just the first book. Although these books i would not recommend for ages 11 and under. But these books are great to read. Take it from me they will be confusing at first but your mind will adjust. try reading the first book and see what you think about the series.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    SORRY

    Too short tc get good plot and to buil characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2011

    The First and last tale

    Sorry I just could not get into this story, I gave it the 100 pages trial and it didn't grab my interest at all. Maybe others will find it more to their taste.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 19, 2011

    Glad it was free

    This is poorly writtten and i am VERY glad I didn't pay for it. I am not sure why it is considered Historical Fiction - It should be in Fantasy (at best)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2011

    Only good thing about it was it was short.

    I tried to enjoy this novella, just could not. I will read the second book to see if they get better.

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