The Dead King

The Dead King

by A. V. Arms
The Dead King

The Dead King

by A. V. Arms


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A powerful historical novel about the human will to survive, as a family is torn apart by war, and struggle to find one another again.
The year is 1066. The Duke of Normandy has arrived on English soil, quickly quashing any uprising from the native Saxons and wresting the crown from King Harold.
The men of Tresche are a strong Saxon family. Made up mostly of bastards, the men are warriors from the moment they are old enough to hold a wooden sword in their tiny hands. Nothing could prepare them for the army of Duke William, and nothing could prepare them for the losses they suffer at the Battle of Hastings. They are left with only their memories of the past as they embark on a journey to bring the shattered pieces of their lives, and their family, back together.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This book includes graphic scenes of violence that depicts a dark time in history. Historically, before he became King of England, William the Bastard secured his duchy by gouging out the eyes and cutting off the hands and feet of his prisoners. He then catapulted them into the town of Alencon, whose barons were not accepting of him as a nobleman. This is a story of a family William seeks vengeance upon. Though this book and the full three book series falls under the romance genre, this is not a typical romance of fairy tales and happily ever afters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732785311
Publisher: Harper Woods Publishing
Publication date: 08/17/2020
Series: The Norman Invasion , #1
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

A.V. Arms started writing at a young age. Despite a career in journalism her passion has always been fiction. She is an award-winning journalist for her work at weekly newspapers, mainly for in-depth features. Her first novel, Shadows, won Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards.
Her favorite novels to write are historical, loving to develop characters based on extensive research. Arms develops characters she hopes are relatable to the reader while plunging them into the character’s time period. She lives on a Virginia farm with her husband where they raised their daughter. When finances and space allow, they take in stray dogs to rehome.
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