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WULFSUNA (Wolf Spear Saga - Book 1)

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AD433

Torn apart when Rome abandoned Bryton, the Wulfsuna are a disparate tribe. Twenty years on, two long ships sail for the east fens to honour their Warrior-Lord's dream and reunite with lost kin. Soon after landing however, a murderous betrayal divides loyalties, some craving revenge and others indignant on pursuing their Lord's dream. Blood and brotherhood are tested t
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Paperback, First, 324 pages
Published January 21st 2015 by SilverWood Books (first published January 1st 2015)
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Speesh
May 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lighting up a previously dark age in my personal historical knowledge, ‘Wulfsuna' is a convincing and compulsive tale that starts with a bang of betrayal, battle and blood - and builds from there.

‘Wulfsuna,’ is the start of a series of books featuring the characters and begins in AD433 on the south-eastern coasts of what will later become England. The ‘later become…’ is hard to get away from when describing events of this period. That’s because - as I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you - they
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Kathleen
"AD433. Torn apart when Rome abandoned Bryton, the Wulfsuna are a disparate tribe. Twenty years on, two long ships sail for the east fens" as their Warrior Lord planned. Betrayal waited at the end of the voyage and violence stalks the tribe as they travel to their destination to a land some of them had never seen.

So begins the Wolf Spear Saga Book 1, a cross-genre historical fiction by a talented author and very fine historian. Elaine Moxon had this to say recently: "I'm a Birmingham-based write
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S.J.A. Turney
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
For the sake of transparency, I’ll say that I’m a friend of the author, though as always I will not allow that to influence my review. Also, I would say that I have really no experience with this era, though I was lucky enough to have read and early first draft of part of this book, so when I picked up the finished article I was somewhat prepared, though the book has changed considerably since then.

My great love is Rome, and I love in particular late Rome. Living in the north of England, the eve
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Paul Bennett
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
About E S Moxon:

"Born into an Anglo-Italian family, E S Moxon's life has always involved languages and travel. Childhood holidays were spent exploring Britain's ancient heritage sites or the openness of north Italy's rural mountains. Her grandfather's tales of his roguish youth, akin to old sagas told around fires in Saxon and Viking mead halls, were an inspiration. Fueled by these early influences, Elaine began writing stories. A former holistic therapist and member of the Historical Novel Soci
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Sheila
Jun 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Because other reviewers have described the plot of this historical/fantasy novel in great detail, I’ll cut to the chase, and tell you why I think it is well worth reading.
First of all, I love the way the author uses visions and magic to move the story forward. It’s a wonderful and inventive way to get inside the heads of people from so long ago - to see the world from their point of view. In my opinion, this is one of Wulfsuna’s greatest strengths; it is strongly written enough that it takes you
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David H. Millar
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
"The best thing about being a writer, for me, is seeing an idea form into a story and then being able to share that story with the world." Author E.S. Moxon has certainly achieved her goal in WULFSUNA. Wulfsuna is classified as historical fiction but for me successfully melded several genres - historical fiction, fantasy/mythology/legend and historical romance into a very enjoyable novel. The story is set in one of my favorite periods around the departure of the Roman legion and Roman oversight. ...more
Marsha Lambert
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to win this book and I am so pleased that I did. A stunning novel from cover to content, Wulfsuna by E. S. Moxon is a gratifying journey to early Britain. Taking place just after the Roman troops have left the isle, the main character, Wulgar is an Angle leader migrating with his tribe the Wulfsuna. Their dream is to settle down in Britain but betrayal and war follow them as they attempt to achieve this.

Wulgar is a young leader who we see struggles with the demands of that le
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Robin Carter
Apr 24, 2015 rated it liked it
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A debut book is always a privilege to review, its also a tough responsibility. You can do untold damage if enough people read your blog, as well as give plenty of benefit with a good review. Ultimately my view is that you need to walk a fine line. bridge the gap. Give and honest review, but also factor in the fact the writer is beginning a career. I’m not arrogant enough to yet know what impact my review has, but i’m honest enough to know it has an impact….

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Leah
Jan 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars!!!

A story of loss, deceit, and the journey to find oneself. It's always a pleasure to stumble upon a 'new to me' author who speaks to my heart through their writing. I've been held captive from start to finish with the tale of Wulfgar and Morwyneth (who later becomes known as Brithwen) and the centuries old saga that has foretold their destiny.
Absolutely LOVE!
Claudette Gabbs
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great book. It held my full attention. The story did not drag. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
Helen Hollick
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book has received a Discovering Diamonds Review:
' The main characters are drawn well, and the author plainly knows her period, '

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Deborah Foulkes
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I will post a review later. The Author will be part of my blog with review
Francisco
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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E S MOXON has had a lifelong passion for history and writing. A childhood filled with family visits to ancient burial sites and stone circles fuelled her imagination. Inspired by classic medieval tales and Norse sagas, Elaine imagined herself inhabiting these Dark Ages and exploring the landscapes in her mind and continues to do so through her novels. She is a member of the Historical Novel Societ ...more
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