<p><b>First in an action-packed historical series featuring Danish warrior Styrkar, and his journey through the Battle of Hastings and the violence of the Norman Conquest.</b></p><h2>The champion of a dead king has nothing left to lose... And nothing more to fear.</h2><p><b>England, 1066.</b></p><p>Styrkar the Dane stumbles wounded and delirious from the corpse-strewn battlefield of Senlac Hill, the Battle of Hastings still fresh in his mind. He has watched his king butchered at the hands of foreign knights, seen his countrymen defeated in battle, and he will not stop until there is a reckoning.</p><p>Styrkar embarks on a bloody quest to avenge his dead master, becoming an outlaw in the wilds and earning a fearsome reputation. When a Breton knight seeks to track down this fugitive and make his own name, he can little envisage the task he has set himself. For Styrkar, the Red Wolf, last surviving housecarl to King Harold Godwinson, will carve the story of his vengeance in Frankish flesh... or die in the attempt.</p><p><b>Praise for Richard Cullen: </b></p><p>'A perfect example of tight, gritty, character-driven storytelling' Luke Scull, author of <i>The Grim Company</i> (on <i>Herald of the Storm</i>)</p>
<p>The first instalment in a historical trilogy set in 11th-century Britain, featuring Danish warrior Styrkar fighting in the Battle of Hastings.</p>
'A perfect example of tight, gritty, character-driven storytelling'
Luke Scull, author of The Grim Company (on Herald of the Storm)
<p>First instalment in a gripping new historical trilogy set during the Battle of Hastings.</p>
<p>Unique new series hero: 11th-century Danish slave turned warrior, Strykar.</p>
<p>MARKET: Bernard Cornwell; Angus Donald; Giles Kristian; Christian Cameron; Ben Kane; Simon Scarrow; Conn Iggulden.</p>