Lost Tales of Mercia

Lost Tales of Mercia

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by Jayden Woods
     
 

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A mother defies an ealdorman for the sake of her son. A boy becomes king at eleven years of age through the scandalous death of his brother. A young girl takes desperate measures to manipulate the king's court. An eccentric noble gives a young swineherd a priceless gift in the form of education. An orphaned woman joins the Viking prince to pursue her revenge.

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A mother defies an ealdorman for the sake of her son. A boy becomes king at eleven years of age through the scandalous death of his brother. A young girl takes desperate measures to manipulate the king's court. An eccentric noble gives a young swineherd a priceless gift in the form of education. An orphaned woman joins the Viking prince to pursue her revenge.

These are only the first five stories of the ten Lost Tales of Mercia. They introduce the characters who will fight, love, and betray each other until the rightful king takes the throne of Engla-lond. These stories serve as a complement to the novel, "Eadric the Grasper." Though available online as individual ebooks, this is the full compilation of the ten tales in printed format.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453799925
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/21/2010
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

Jayden Woods is the author's pen name. Jayden is a writing graduate from the University of Southern California and has also lived in Tennessee and Missouri. Jayden wrote nine novels and several screenplays before releasing any work to the public, and began by posting the online webserial, "Lost Tales of Mercia." The historical fiction novel, "Eadric the Grasper," launches October 5, 2010.

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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 4 months 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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