A Dark Age Historical Fiction Novel
by Francis Williams
Multi-genre, multi-volume, award winning author Francis Williams introduces us to the latest volume in the Thrones and Soldiers series, “Usurper”:
Five long years have passed since Drysten was thrown into a cell. All hope of his escape or release left him with the realization his people had no idea he was alive.
He was once a great warrior who fought proudly and ferociously for the very same king who cast him aside. He didn’t know how, but he knew he would find his revenge. One man placed into the cell beside him gave him the knowledge needed to wage war across the kingdom of Ebrauc. All he would have to do was wait for the moment he would be free.
That moment has come, and with it the opportunity to serve one of the most ancient gods of Britannia.
But with all things comes a cost.
This is a great sequel to Honor, the premiere of the Thrones and Soldiers series. This is wonderful dark historical fiction! There isn’t a plethora of information about the dark ages of Britain and Europe after the fall and contraction of the Roman Empire. The author does wonderful work to enrich the dry, dusty bones of this dark period of time.
The multitude of characters are quite individual and realistic in their actions and conversations. The scene setting is well-balanced and supports the characters perfectly without taking over the story.
I loved this book so much! I give it a score of 4.8 stars.
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I reviewed the first book in the series here: Honor: A Dark Age Historical Fiction Novel (Thrones and Soldiers Book 1) By Francis Williams - Word Refiner
I have reviewed the third book in the series here: www.wordrefiner.com/book-reviews/the-imperative
tags: action, adventure, ancient military, gods, God
Copyright © 2021 Mark L. Schultz except for the author’s introduction
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