The Bleeding Land

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Bantam, 2012 - Betrayal - 428 pages
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England 1642: a nation divided. England is at war with itself. King Charles and Parliament each gather soldiers to their banners. Across the land men prepare to fight for their religious and political ideals. Civil war has begun. A family ripped asunder. The Rivers are landed gentry, and tradition dictates that their allegiance is to the King. Sir Francis' loyalty to the crown and his desire to protect his family will test them all. As the men march to war, so the women are left to defend their home against a ruthless enemy. Just as Edmund, the eldest of Sir Francis' sons, will do his duty, so his brother Tom will turn his back on all he once believed in. A war that will change everything. From the raising of the King's Standard at Nottingham to the butchery and blood of Edgehill, Edmund and Tom Rivers will each learn of honour, sacrifice, hatred and betrayal as they follow their chosen paths through this most savage of wars.

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User Review  - Speesh - LibraryThing

This is a compelling story, thrilling and captivating, and taking place amid the 17th Century frenzy of blood-letting and tumultuous chaos that was the unthinkable; the English Civil War. However, I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dod5 - Tesco

First book I have read by this author will definitely be buying more of his books in the future. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Inspired by both his family history and his storytelling heroes, Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden, GILES KRISTIAN began writing the action-packed story of an outsider's coming of age amongst a band of Viking warriors from across the seas. Raven: Blood Eye was published to great acclaim and two further Raven adventures followed -- Sons of Thunder and Odin's Wolves. Giles lives in Leicestershire where he writes full-time.

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