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Peter C. Whitaker

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Kingston Upon Hull, The United Kingdom



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My father worked in engineering and mother in printing. I left school with unexceptional qualifications and after a series of dead-end jobs I went to Coleg Harlech Adult Education College in Gwynedd, North Wales, to study English Literature and Philosophy. After graduating I drifted into the Civil Service.

My mother ensured that both I and my two brothers could read and write before we started school, a gift that I am always grateful to her for. It is as a result of this that I have always been an avid reader. My main criteria for picking up a book to read is the hope that it has a good story, the genre always comes second to me. As a result I have read very widely and I don’t have any favourites. I do return to particular authors but I am n

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So, ‘The Blade’s Fell Blow’ has gone to be published and will be delivered to any pre-Blades Fell Blowrelease purchasers on the 951st anniversary of the Battle of Hastings! Of course I am very pleased about this as it is the culmination of a lot of work. I was very impressed when Amazon linked all three of my books together in one advertisement. I am hoping that the existence of a complete tril... Read more of this blog post »
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The War Wolf (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: The War Wolf recounts the opening battle of 1066. King Hardrada of Norway out manoeuvres King Harold of England by landing the largest Viking army ever to set foot in the north of the kingdom. He is aided by Tostig Godwinson, the traitorous brother of the King of England. Unaware of the coming danger Coenred, an elite warrior of the Saxon army, considers retiring to his estate. His relationship with his young lords, Edwin and Morcar, has become strained and although in the prime of life he tires of following the way of the sword. In York he meets the beautiful young widow Mildryth who comes to him seeking protection. Embittered Tostig Godwinson’s quest for revenge has brought him back to Northumbria to seek the blood of both Eorl Edwin and Eorl Morcar. England is in a precarious state but so is Norway. A long war against Denmark has left King Hardrada with an empty treasury. The greatest Viking of his day sails to England to capture a crown, but he has had to make alliances to rebuild his army, alliances with the Jarls of Orkney, and even with the old enemy, the Saxons themselves. Amidst the confusion stalk the likes of Wulfhere, thief and murderer with one eye always open for an opportunity to enrich himself. He has spied out Mildryth. When the men are away at battle women such as her are vulnerable to men such as he. King Harold hears the news of the Viking invasion and trusts to his cousins Edwin and Morcar to close the gates of York and hold the city against the King of Norway. The young eorls, however, seek glory. They do not believe that they can achieve that by hiding behind the Roman walls of York, instead they plan to meet the Vikings at Fulford Gate and win a matchless victory over them. Coenred cannot change the course of the young eorls and so he must stand in the shield-wall with his brother warriors at the Battle of Fulford Gate and fight for his life and the lives of all those depending upon him, against a man who has never lost a battle; against the War Wolf himself!

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