Hastings the Hearth Companion (Lost Tales of Mercia #6)
by Jayden Woods (Goodreads Author)
“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
Published July 26th 2010 by Smashwords
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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
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...moreMore about Jayden Woods...