The Splintered Kingdom by James Aitcheson

The Splintered Kingdom (The Bloody Aftermath of 1066, #2)The Splintered Kingdom by James Aitcheson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A sequel to his debut this is even better. Tancred has been awarded a manor for his services to Lord Robert. The catch is that the manor is on the Welsh border and the Welsh aren’t happy with Norman neighbours. Raiding from small parties is bad enough but rumour has it that some English thegns have allied to the Welsh kings to assist the Aethling win England back from William.

Tancred is summoned away from his manor to serve his lord who has come to Shrewsbury to form an alliance with Fitz Osbern. He once again finds himself making enemies amongst his fellow knights as well as discovering there is a price on his head from the Aethling after York!

History with blood and guts and grim truth about fighting in the early medieval period. With action from Wales all the way up to York it shows the extent of the battles William had to face to cement his hold on his new kingdom after Hastings. It was a nasty time as William wasn’t too happy about the rebellions.

Tancred really doesn’t have a good time in this book! Hope the next one brings him a bit more joy…

View all my reviews

About Lakes Mum

Doing a little bit to help out with IT and family history
This entry was posted in historical fiction and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s