Award-winning, multi-volume author, Francis Williams introduces us to the third volume in Thrones of Britannia series, “The Imperative”:
In the third and final book set in the world of Thrones of Britannia series, see the world through the eyes of heroes both old and new.
Lord Drysten, now widely considered to be the savior of Britannia despite his past transgressions, is being tested by a new enemy he never knew he would need to face. Kingship. The mantle of responsibility was never something he thought he would bear the weight of, and his enemies, past and present, see this as well.
His tragic story plays out in unexpected ways, possibly turning him from savior to villain.
In addition to witnessing Drysten's trials, there is another man introduced into the series; a reluctant hero who serves the mythic lord of the Britons. His name is Peredur, but simply goes by Thatch. This refugee of Frisian raiders soon finds himself oathed to Drysten as he embarks on a journey of revenge and discovery.
Thatch, as well as other characters new to the series, will soon have their hands full dealing with the full might of The Morrigan's fanatical followers, as well as older enemies that cannot be driven back.
This novel was once titled He Hunts at Midnight before I realized the reception my past novels received. It was going to be a shorter novel centering on the lesser-known characters I wanted to introduce before the grand finale. The story of The Imperative is NOT different from He Hunts at Midnight, but I have added the book I was using as the finishing touch to Drysten's legacy.
In short, this novel still has the same content as before but has been expanded to finish up the Thrones of Britannia series.
What comes next will be a follow-up trilogy dubbed The Collapse of The Britons, but I don't want to spoil that too much just yet.
An amazing finish to this trilogy! I love this book! It's a great story and caps the series perfectly!
The author has a wonderful grasp of the period and makes you feel you are standing so close to the characters. I was on the edge of my kindle for so much of the story.
If you like action, political intrigue and wild adventure then this is a great story and series for you.
4.9 stars from me!
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I reviewed the first book in the series here: https://www.wordrefiner.com/book-reviews/honor-a-dark-age-historical-fiction-novel We had a nice interview.
I reviewed the second book in the series here: https://www.wordrefiner.com/book-reviews/usurper-thrones-and-soldiers-book-2
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