James Calbraith

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James Calbraith is a Poland-born British writer, foodie and traveller.

Growing up in communist Poland on a diet of powdered milk, Lord of the Rings and soviet science-fiction, he had his first story published at the ripe age of eight. After years of bouncing around Polish universities, he moved to London in 2007 and started writing in English. His debut historical fantasy novel, "The Shadow of Black Wings", has reached ABNA semi-finals. It was published in July 2012 and hit the Historical Fantasy and Alternate History bestseller lists on Amazon US & UK.
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"The dark ages brought to life

A vivid picture of Britain in the dark aftermath of the departure of the Romans. Characters are well drawn and imagined. The only reason I have given only four stars is my personal preference for more battle scenes. A goo" Read more of this review »
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I enjoyed this story set in southern Britain after the Romans left the Island and the Saxons and Iutes moved in. Plenty of action, and a good plot."
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"428–440 AD, A Saxon ceol single sailing ship with a black horse’s head on the flag was coming into view.
The ship rolls to one side as I slip & am ingulfed into the pitch black freezing cold water.
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“But I will also tell them that, in the end, it doesn’t matter which god you believe, as long as you’re a decent man.” He laid a hand on my shoulder. “What good is faith, if it’s not reinforced by good deeds? And if good deeds are performed in the wrong name, does that invalidate them?”
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“But Wortigern’s not listening. I can almost see the ropes and pulleys turn in his head. He is thinking of a plan – a complex plan.”
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“lavish ingredients brought from far-off lands — or at least as far as the southern merchants can still reach from their wharves. Come the morning of the day of the feast, the courtyard and the poplar-lined avenue leading to it are adorned”
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