Wilde, James: Hereward - End of Days. First Edition/First Printing. *Signed/Lined/Dated*« back
This is a first edition and first printing of Hereward: End of Days by James Wilde, published by Bantam Press in 2013.
The book and protected dust jacket are in Fine/New condition with no inscriptions and not price clipped.
Signed, lined and dated by the author to the title page.
1071. Five years have passed since the Normans' crushing victory at Hastings. England reels under the savage rule of its new king, the one they call 'the Bastard'. The north has been left a wasteland - villages torched, innocents put to the sword, land stolen. Rats feed upon fields of the dead.
It seems no atrocity is too great to ensure William's iron grip upon the crown. Now his cold gaze is turning towards the last stronghold of English resistance. After these years of struggle, he will brook no further challenge to his power. His vast army is massing; his machines of war are being made ready.
In their fortress on the Isle of Ely, the English rebels have put their faith in one man - a warrior, a leader and a master of the art of waging war. His name is Hereward, and he has planned an uprising that will sweep the hated king from the throne once and for all.
But Hereward has disappeared - and with him, it seems, England's hopes of victory. Can this great hero really have abandoned his people? Time is running out, for King William is about to begin his final devastating assault that will surely mark the end of days...
Here is a heart-pounding tale of heroism, treachery and sacrifice - and the bloodiest rebellion England has ever known...