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<p><b>A disgraced warrior must navigate a course between honour and shame, his people and the Roman Empire, in the first of a new trilogy set in the second century AD, from the author of <i>Smile of the Wolf</i>. </b></p><p><b>AD173.</b> The Danube lies frozen. On its banks gather the clans of Samartia, their riders winter starved by sickly herds and blighted crops. Petty feuds cast aside and their disparate numbers united in the face of a great enemy. For across the frozen waters stands the mighty Roman Empire, and its Legion marches ever closer.</p><p>But the Samartians are proud, and they are cast from the ice itself. They were trained from young to ride and fight and kill on its slippery surface. They cannot lose.</p><p>They charge...</p><p>Alone on a bloodied battlefield awakens Kai. Surrounded by the bodies of his people, fallen to the Legion, to have survived is a disgrace. In the aftermath of such defeat, he must navigate a course between honour and shame, his people and the Empire. It is a journey that will take him far to the West, beyond everything he has ever known.</p>

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9781800242876
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Head of Zeus
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Fiction
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400
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<p>A disgraced warrior must navigate a course between honour and shame, his people and the Roman Empire, in the first of a new trilogy set in the second century AD, from the author of <i>Smile of the Wolf</i>.</p>

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<b>PRAISE FOR <i>SMILE OF THE WOLF</i></b>: <br />
'Superb ... This is a thoughtful, literary take on a world that is more often depicted in a boy's adventure way. The focus in Leach's book is not on the fighting, but on the strange, inescapable logic that makes the fighting inevitable' <i>The Times</i>, Book of the Year. <br />
'A poetic, absorbing narrative with many of the same qualities as the medieval Icelandic sagas that it echoes and reimagines' <i>Sunday Times</i>, Book of the Year. <br />
'<i>Smile of the Wolf</i> bares its fangs from the first page. Like a medieval tapestry, the storytelling is rich with imagery. Readers will be lured spellbound into this lyrical and evocative Icelandic saga. It deserves huge success'

David Gilman

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ISBN
9781800242869
Format
Hardback
Title
A Winter War
ISBN
9781800242876
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Trade Paperback
Title
A Winter War
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9781800242951
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eBook
Title
A Winter War
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<p><i>Smile of the Wolf</i> was selected by <i>The Times</i> and <i>Sunday Times</i> as a historical novel of the year.</p>

<p>Leach's first novel, <i>The Last King of Lydia</i>, was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize.</p>

<p>MARKET: <i>The North Water</i>, <i>Shield of Achilles</i>, Hannah Kent - <i>Burial Rites</i>.</p>

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