The Lost Tales of Mercia

The Lost Tales of Mercia

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by Jayden Woods
     
 

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In the years near 1000 A.D., the Vikings and their king, Sweyn Forkbeard, constantly attack Engla-lond. A weak king, Ethelred II, rules the Anglo-Saxons. He tries to pay off each Viking attack with a steep tax called the “Danegald,” but again and again the pagans return. A masked vigilante called the Golden Cross tries to aid the people of Engla-lond

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In the years near 1000 A.D., the Vikings and their king, Sweyn Forkbeard, constantly attack Engla-lond. A weak king, Ethelred II, rules the Anglo-Saxons. He tries to pay off each Viking attack with a steep tax called the “Danegald,” but again and again the pagans return. A masked vigilante called the Golden Cross tries to aid the people of Engla-lond and rally them to warfare, but this rebel is constantly way-laid by the king’s most trusted advisor, Eadric Streona. Eadric Streona, Ealdorman of Mercia, is a charming master of the king’s court who always manages to get what he wants; but what he wants remains a mystery to all.

Ten short stories explore this setting through the eyes of ten different characters: from a blushing maid and bold mother to a daring soldier, an unready king, and many others. Some characters are fictional, but most are real figures of history. Altogether, the Lost Tales introduce the people who will fight, love, and betray each other until the rightful king claims the throne of Engla-lond in the complementary novel, "Eadric the Grasper."

While interconnected by the novel and each other, each story stands independently as a snapshot into this ancient world. This is a collection of all ten tales, previously released as individual ebooks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011251962
Publisher:
Jayden Woods
Publication date:
03/25/2011
Series:
Lost Tales of Mercia , #11
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
79,102
File size:
313 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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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The Lost Tales of Mercia 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
MissMonster More than 1 year ago
This is a collection of short stories, which you can download separately for free as well. Which I did and it looks great on my NookColor haha Each story is about a different person all taking place during the years of an ongoing war. Royalty, Vikings, peasants, children- These stories cover all kinds of people and they are ALL interesting to read about, especially because they eventually tie in together. I want MORE!
pjsimons9744 More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy historical fiction then this the series for you. These tales are wonderfully written and the characters are so vivid i feel as if i am watching a movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The tales seem unconnected at first, and at the end of each I felt frustration at being left hanging. I began each new tale confused about where these new characters fit into the last tale, and read on, hoping for more about the last tale. By the end of the book, I saw a few connections between the tales and desperately wanted more! I was satisfied with more in Eadric the Grasper and Godric the Kingslayer - both wonderful full stories stemming from the tales and beginning the work of connecting the tales. I highly recommend the these tales, as well as the Sons of Mercia series that ties them together!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These interwoven tales are quite enjoyable. I couldn't put it down. Although fictionalized, these true to history events come alive in all their glory. The political implications of dry historical facts brings Mercia to life. So good that I had to buy another in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book (and the follow-up Eric the Grasper) as "required reading" for dark ages reading buffs!
Wendy Belica More than 1 year ago
i loved this it wass awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author wove the ten stories into a great read. It all made sense and gave you a great feel of the period. He stories reminded me of the novels that Bernard Cornwell wrote covering this period of English history. I recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The stories should have been complete. All you get are cliffhangers.
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Love the short stories. I find that when I finish one I quickly go to the next. The stories are short enough to read easily but keep the interest up. Can't wait to Eadric the Grasper.
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