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Hastings the Hearth Companion (Lost Tales of Mercia #6)

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“The Lost Tales of Mercia” are ten short stories set in England near the end of the Viking Age. These swashbuckling tales, based heavily on true events, educate and entertain simultaneously. In the Sixth Tale, a royal retainer named Hastings fights for his country and the Golden Cross, but entertains unrealistic notions of how his mistress, Aetheling Aydith, might reward h ...more
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Published July 26th 2010 by Smashwords
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Sam
Jul 29, 2010 Sam rated it liked it
The sixth tale of the Mercia series, finds us back in 1004 follow Hastings the hearth companion from the third tale as he helps the people of East Anglia repel the Viking hoards on the orders of the Golden Cross, whose identity remains secret to many and is only revealed in the closing scene of the story. In doing his duty his thoughts and hopes lie with Aydith, the young aethling at the centre of the third tale with whom Hastings was and is developing a close bond (although the exact nature of ...more
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Feb 07, 2012 Amanda Dorsey rated it really liked it
In the sixth Lost Tale of Mercia, the reader is treated to an exciting battle -- although the more intriguing story lies beneath. We're given a glimpse into the mind of a loyal retainer who would do anything for the woman he loves.
Chris The Story Reading Ape
See my review for the 'Lost Tales of Mercia (Lost Tales of Mercia #1-10 omnibus)'
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Jayden Woods grew up on a farm in rural Tennessee, then pursued her dreams of film-making in Los Angeles. After receiving a BFA in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California and working on a primetime TV show, she decided to return to her original passion of writing novels. Since then she has lived in St. Louis with her wonderful husband and three beautiful pets, throwing all her wil ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Lost Tales of Mercia (10 books)
  • Golde the Mother (Lost Tales of Mercia, #1)
  • Ethelred the King (Lost Tales of Mercia, #2)
  • Aydith the Aetheling (Lost Tales of Mercia, #3)
  • Athelward the Historian (Lost Tales of Mercia, #4)
  • Alfgifu the Orphan (Lost Tales of Mercia, #5)
  • Hildred the Maid (Lost Tales of Mercia, #7)
  • Canute the Viking (Lost Tales of Mercia, #8)
  • Runa the Wife (Lost Tales of Mercia, #9)
  • Edmund the Aetheling (Lost Tales of Mercia, #10)

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