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Housecarl (Aelfraed #1)

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Set in the years before the Battle of Hastings the story follows the trials and tribulations of Aelfraed, a young boy who aspires to be a warrior. When his uncle, Aethelward, takes him to join the warriors of Harold Godwinson, his life is irrevocably changed. Fighting the Welsh brings him great honour and when he saves the life of Edward the Confessor, he becomes a man of ...more
Kindle Edition, 242 pages
Published December 3rd 2012 by Sword Books Ltd
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Dave Yeo
Jan 21, 2016 Dave Yeo rated it it was amazing
Excellent book, a good insite into life pre 1066 battle of Hastings.
Book 1 was very unputdownable!
Dennis M
May 31, 2015 Dennis M rated it really liked it
A great tale well told. Good historic detail and the author moves the story along well.

Rating of 4 stars rather than 5 is only due to the spotty editing - and this may be limited to the Kindle edition.

All the way through the book, and getting more frequent toward the end, there are occasional omitted words and, less frequently, incorrect words ("then" instead of 'the" for instance). None of the missing words are critical, usually modifiers or such, and none of this really detracts from the sto
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Rob van Rijn
Sep 21, 2014 Rob van Rijn rated it really liked it
A very good read...

truly a wonderful read, and I can't wait to begin the next book in the Aelfraed series. The battles, the intrigue and the warrior-comradery are all written completely credible.
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Apr 26, 2015 laura nolan rated it it was amazing
Battles!

A great hero to get behind. Battle scenes are well described, and the scenes describing the homes and lifestyles of the thegns and Ford men seem historically accurate.
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I was born in 1950 in Lancashire and attended a boy’s grammar school. After qualifying as an English and Drama teacher in 1972, I worked in the North East of England for the next 35 years. During that time I did write, mainly plays, pantos and musicals for the students at the three schools in which I worked.

When I stopped teaching I set up my own consultancy firm and worked as an adviser in school
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