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The Lost Tales of Mercia (Lost Tales of Mercia #1-10 omnibus)

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A mother defies an ealdorman for the sake of her son. A boy becomes king at eleven years of age through the scandalous death of his brother. A young girl takes desperate measures to manipulate the king's court. An eccentric noble gives a young swineherd a priceless gift in the form of education. An orphaned woman joins the Viking prince to pursue her revenge. These are ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published October 21st 2010 by Createspace
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Krista Baetiong Tungol
Set during the time of Ethelred (Ælthelred) the Unready and before Canute re-invaded England, this book is a series of stories depicting that tumultuous period and how love, loyalty, integrity and betrayal—told from the perspective of ten individuals (fictional or otherwise)—have played a part in the making of that particular history. These short stories are connected with each other and offer probable insights about who Eadric Streona might have been before he amassed grand wealth for himself ...more
Bridgett
Feb 15, 2012 Bridgett rated it really liked it
All right. Do I have to say it? It was a free book from B&N.

You can either get the "chapters" each in their own e-books, or get this one with all of them in it.

The individual chapters are not like in a normal book, They do not connect. They are rather stand alone little stories about each of the personages named in the titles. I rather liked the way the author gave you little glimpses of these peoples lives and it will leave you wanting more. So go ahead and put the other books "Eadric the
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Alissa F.
All together, they're an interesting glimpse into the historical fiction genre of the time. They do jump around in time a bit, and they're not quite long enough to get a sense of closure on the individual stories. They're more like excerpts from 10 different stories, not the completed stand-alone short stories they are.
Chris The Story Reading Ape
Aug 20, 2014 Chris The Story Reading Ape rated it it was amazing
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The author has used real historical figures and possible scenarios to create ten mini-masterpieces that not only give the reader a strong taste of the 'Dark Ages' period, but also great insights into their characters.

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Marina Parr
Feb 03, 2015 Marina Parr rated it liked it
I unfortunately read this book before starting the Sons of Mercia series, so I didn't have the context to see how it all tied together. Once I started reading Eadric the Grasper, I had many "Oooooh, Ok. Now I get it." moments. The Lost Tales of Mercia gives back stories on many of the characters you will encounter in the other books.

On it's own it was a bit hard to follow, jumping around in time and from character to character, it read like a collection of independent short stories that all hap
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Skye
Jun 25, 2014 Skye rated it liked it
Interesting characters and stories, but with a sprinkling of moments where writing style just doesn't seem to flow with the setting. That said, I am sure to read more by this author in the future.
Koit
Jan 20, 2016 Koit rated it liked it
Very enjoyable short stories overall; they also had a very good feeling of cultural immersion into the Anglo-Saxon / Danish world that Wessex/England was at that time.
Sara Giacalone
Jun 04, 2013 Sara Giacalone rated it really liked it
Another series of interconnected yet independent stories, providing more insight into the Anglo-Saxon world. I liked these stories enough to purchase the two novels, which I will be reading soon.
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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 ...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)
  • Hastings the Hearth Companion (Lost Tales of Mercia, #6)
  • 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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