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Sep 20

They Marvel at the Star (1066 Anniversary short story)

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THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS

On the 14th October 2016, I and some fellow authors will be releasing short stories on the anniversary of The Battle of the Hastings. All of the stories actually relate to The Battle of Hastings. You can find the links to mine and the participating authors below.

THEY MARVEL AT THE STAR - L J HICK

Thomas is a member of the Fyrd and is recruited into Harold Godwinson's army to confront Duke William II of Normandy. He is befriended by a blond-haired man called Kauko as they march to war. Thomas has no time for lords, kings or gods of any kind but Kauko seems to have a large amount of time for Thomas. Why is Kauko so interested in the welfare of a farmer's son, and just what does he intend to do with him? As the relationship develops and the pair of them confront the stupidity and darkness of war, Thomas comes to realise that they did not meet by chance. In fact, Kauko has been preparing for this for a long time.

AVAILABLE AT SMASHWORDS: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/666705

 

 

THE BATTLES OF HASTINGS - STEPH BENNION

Who really won the Battle of Hastings? Eighteen-year-old Jane Kennedy, a twenty-first-century Chicago girl on her first field assignment, had expected a simple mission to gently ease her into the time-bending realities of her new job. Yet here she was, lying semi-conscious amidst the wounded and dying of a particularly gruesome battle, wondering what the hell she had let herself in for. In this novella based on Jane’s memoirs, follow her strange journey through multiple realities as her fellow time travellers each realise they come from a future with a different past. Is there a rogue on the loose out to change history? The Battles Of Hastings is a romp through alternate time lines in England 1066 to mark the 950th anniversary of the invasion that shaped Britain and Europe today.

AVAILABLE AT SMASHWORDS: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/666443

NORMAN BLOOD - BARBARA G. TARN

Nineteen-year-old Robert Malet followed William the Bastard to England to claim the English throne. The battle near the small town of Hastings is the beginning of the Norman conquest of England, but also of Robert's second life.
A vampire in 12th century Europe traveling, fighting and meeting his siblings in darkness, changing names through the years when his mortal life is gone.
Follow Robert Malet, Brother Geoffrey, Robert Capuchon and Mercadier through the years. History and fantasy based on medieval chronicles for a Vampires Through the Centuries novella.

AVAILABLE AT SMASHWORDS: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/662943

AVAILABLE AT KOBO: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/norman-blood

AVAILABLE AT AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LHI6P20

EADWEARD - A STORY OF 1066 - VICTORIA ZIGLER

It’s October 14th 1066, and King Harold’s Saxon army is about to go in to battle against Duke William’s invading Norman army. Among the ranks of the Saxons are two boys who shouldn’t be there: Eadweard, and his best friend, Cerdic.
Daydreams of becoming great war heroes had the boys convinced to disobey their Fathers and go to war, despite the possibility of punishment if they were caught. Now it’s time for the battle to begin, and Eadweard is starting to wish he’d stayed home after all. But it’s too late to turn back now, and Eadweard finds himself witnessing the events of the battle that would later be called The Battle Of Hastings, and learning how different from his imaginings the reality of war actually is.
*Note: This is a work of fiction, which is based on actual events. It tells the story of the battle between King Harold’s Saxon army and Duke William’s Norman army, which took place a short distance away from the town of Hastings on October 14th 1066, in a place now known simply as Battle. Though this is a children’s story, the recommended reading age for this book is eight years and over, since it is a story that takes place on a battlefield, and therefore contains scenes of violence that are not suitable for younger, or more sensitive, readers.

AVAILABLE AT SMASHWORDS: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/652726

AVAILABLE AT BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/eadweard-victoria-zigler/1124182601

AVAILABLE AT APPLE IBOOKS: https://itunes.apple.com/book/eadweard-a-story-of-1066/id1137551399

AUTHOR WEBSITES

L J HICK: The Last Days of Planet Earth

STEPH BENNION: WyrdStar

BARBARA G. TARN: Creative barbwire

VICTORIA ZIGLER: Zigler Home Page

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