Hereward The Devil’s Army is published in paperback today.
I wanted to add a brief note of thanks to all who bought the first novel and are thinking of buying this one. The book publishing market has never been tougher, and it’s only with the support of readers that any one-man-band author can get any traction. I’m truly grateful for any and all support.
If you liked the book, then a brief review on Amazon *really* helps – the company pushes books that get a lot of review attention or likes. Even just mentioning the novel to a family member or friend is great. With thousands of books published every year, it’s easy to get missed in the torrent.
To all readers, I salute you – thanks for giving me the opportunity to tell these stories.
For once, it’s not all about me, me, me… If you found your way here after plucking Hereward off the shelves of your local supermarket or bookstore (and I’m including virtual shelves here, as we career headlong into the 21st century…), you may well be wondering what to read next.
If you want to dawdle in the age of Saxons and Normans, blood, mud and cold stone for a little longer, why not take a look at James Aitcheson and his novel Sworn Sword, or the marvellously sprawling epic Hawk Quest by Robert Lyndon.
But with the whole of history to investigate, don’t stop there. Anthony Riches, Ben Kane and M C (Manda) Scott offer bloody battles and intrigue in the days of Rome.
And if Hereward has given you a taste for other great English heroes, try Angus Donald’s new tales of Robin Hood.
Finally, for those who prefer a sprinkling of the fantastic on their history, take a look at M D Lachlan’s myths of vikings and werewolves.
More to follow…!
Here’s the cover for the forthcoming American edition of Hereward. Note the title change for the US market:
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There’ll also be some exclusive content in the form of extracts, competitions and the like – and if you want to talk to me, that’s the place (or Twitter!)
As you already know the website is now up and running. Have a look around and explore.
There are interviews, reviews, extracts, information about appearances and news.
Check back for updates on appearances and news about the next Hereward title – Hereward: the Devil’s Army, coming soon.