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Ealdorman By M J Porter
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Ealdorman – The Earls of Mercia Series England: The Second Viking Age Five ealdormen bestride King Aethelred II’s Witan offering wise counsel whilst serving their King as his... More > representative in the old Saxon Kingdoms, united now for nearly fifty years. Leofwine, newly created ealdorman of the Hwicce is chosen to represent his King on a vitally important diplomatic mission, but when tragedy befalls him he must fight for his survival and hold his own amongst men who call him friend but see him as a threat. Leofwine: wily diplomat or pandered invalid? As the Viking raiders grow ever more determined to take what is not theirs, forming alliances with the Norman Dukes and the Irish Kings, can Leofwine navigate the twisted paths of loyalty and self-interest to enable his King to fight for glory and self-respect?< Less
Northman Part 1 (The Earls of Mercia Book 3) By M J Porter
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Northman, eldest son of Ealdorman Leofwine, fostered, at the King’s insistence, by Eadric of Mercia, finds himself caught between loyalty to his father and his foster father. Fighting for his... More > own sense of self, whilst Viking raiders vie for the English King’s land, he must chose his own path, and hold true to his own belief’s amongst murky Court politics and bitter pitched battles. Leofwine, Ealdorman of the Hwicce, must accept his King’s wishes with regards to his eldest son, even though he finds them abhorrent. Simultaneously he must continue to act in the best interests of his King as the English people face their direst threat yet, the raiding of Thorkell the Tall, the King of Denmark’s own Commander, trusted friend and foster-father of his son, Cnut. And when events become even more dire, will father and son act as one, or will they be torn apart by the machinations of the man who plots to undermine every action the King takes, Ealdorman Eadric?< Less
Ealdormen (The Earls of Mercia Book 2) By M J Porter
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Leofwine, Ealdorman of the Hwicce, has proved himself in battle and won the support of his King, Aethelred II, but the spectre of Swein of Denmark, the man who partially blinded him five years... More > before, has suddenly become a harrowing reality. As the Viking raids intensify, conflict at the King's Witan and amongst his Councillors grows and Leofwine finds himself still treading a difficult path between loyalty and the twisted self-interests of the men the King surrounds himself with. Can Leofwine weather more storms and grow his own power base, or will his King, once and for all, lose patience with his broken Ealdorman?< Less
Silver (The Dragon of Unison Book 6) By M J Porter
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Book 6 in the Dragon of Unison Series, following on from Purple, Blue, Green, Red and Black ..... ‘A time will come when the mountains will move and the ground will tremor, when the heavens... More > will fall upon our land and beasts with wings will erupt from the mountains and call us friends.’ ‘A time will come when one person will be given the power of our land, the power to heal and grow and melt and make new.’ ‘A time will come when day will always be night, and night always day and the black clouds of the past will obscure those of the future and all will be bereft, and lonely and hungry.’ ‘A time will come when a great booming will fill the air and in its passing, all will be changed and the land will be ripped asunder and will bleed.’ ‘A time will come when this will not be our home.’ ‘A time will come when everything will be as it should be.’ ‘A time will come when life will be death, and death will be life, and the blackness of flames will mar the land< Less
Red (Dragon of Unison Book 4) By M J Porter
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Sereh; rescued on the cusp of death. Erann; angry to the point of incoherency. Emma; confused about her own place in history. The Librarian; tormented by his past. Greeneyes; with his loyalties... More > split. Rankil; fighting for his survival. Ramon; determined to clear his name. As the land rocks beneath their feet and Gemini draws ever closer, events on Unison continue to spiral out of control.< Less
Black (The Dragon of Unison Series Book 5) By M J Porter
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"They will bond, an unbreakable bond, and together they will unite and restore everything to how it should be." So the words of the long ago prophecy haunt Erann as his bond with Greeneyes... More > is broken and the people of Unison are plunged further into peril with the unwelcome return of the Long Night. Greeneyes; lost to the perils of the fissure. Erann: marooned alone outside the resurgent shield. Sereh; healed but damaged. Ramon; with the weight of his people's survival on his shoulders. Aras; looking to find herself. Rankil; preparing to take a chance. The Librarian; exploiting the secrets of Unison. There is still much to lose and much to gain for the people and dragons of Unison.< Less
Northman Part 2 (The Earls of Mercia Book 4) By M J Porter
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Northman, eldest son of Ealdorman Leofwine, husband, father and brother almost snatched a moment of peace when King Swein of Denmark helped himself to the English throne, and Aethelred removed... More > himself to the Court of Duke Richard II of Normandy, his brother by marriage. But when Swein unexpectedly dies weeks after his coronation, England is once more plunged into strife and war, for who will succeed to the throne now? Leofwine, ex-enemy and sometime friend of Swein of Denmark, is given an unenviable task on the short-lived King’s deathbed, one he will struggle to accomplish without compromising himself, his family, and oaths already given.< Less
Brunanburh - A Novel of 937 By M J Porter
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Athelstan, King of the English; Olaf Guthfrithsson, King of the Dublin Norse; Constantin, King of the Scots; Owain, King of Strathclyde, Hywel of the South Welsh; one 'great lamentable and horrible... More > battle'. The year is 937 and Athelstan, King of the English and overlord of the British kingdoms, faces opposition to his rule that will culminate in the great battle of Brunanburh.< Less
The Earls of Mercia Books 3 and 4 By M J Porter
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Books 3 and 4 in one edition Northman, eldest son of Ealdorman Leofwine, fostered, at the King’s insistence, by Eadric of Mercia, finds himself caught between loyalty to his father and his... More > foster father. Fighting for his own sense of self, whilst Viking raiders vie for the English King’s land, he must chose his own path, and hold true to his own belief’s amongst murky Court politics, bitter pitched battles and treasonous plotting. Leofwine, Ealdorman of the Hwicce, must accept his King’s wishes with regards to his eldest son, even though he finds them abhorrent. Simultaneously he must continue to act in the best interests of his King as the English people face their direst threat yet, the raiding of Thorkell the Tall, the King of Denmark’s own Commander, trusted friend and foster-father of his son, Cnut. And when events become even more dire, will father and son act as one, or will they be torn apart by the machinations of the man who plots to undermine every action the King takes, Ealdorman Eadric?< Less
The Earls of Mercia Books 1 and 2 By M J Porter
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Ealdorman – The Earls of Mercia Series Book 1 Leofwine, newly created ealdorman of the Hwicce is chosen to represent his King on a vitally important diplomatic mission, but when tragedy befalls... More > him he must fight for his survival and hold his own amongst men who call him friend but see him as a threat. Leofwine: wily diplomat or pandered invalid? As the Viking raiders grow ever more determined to take what is not theirs, forming alliances with the Norman Dukes and the Irish Kings, can Leofwine navigate the twisted paths of loyalty and self-interest to enable his King to fight for glory and self-respect? Ealdormen – The Earls of Mercia Book 2 As the Viking raids intensify, conflict at the King's Witan and amongst his Councillors grows and Leofwine finds himself still treading a difficult path between loyalty and the twisted self-interests of the men the King surrounds himself with.< Less