Dunstan: One Man. Seven Kings. England's Bloody Throne. (Paperback)Conn Iggulden (author)
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Welcome to the original game for the English throne.
I have broken my vows. I have betrayed those I loved and those who loved me. I have murdered innocents. There, in the bare English tongue all those with eyes can read. Too many know their English now. I look upon my words and I am afraid, though I have had my three score years and ten. I should fear nothing. It is rue my hand shakes, yet my heart trips in my chest and I am light. I am all light.
From acclaimed historical writer Conn Iggulden comes a novel set in the red-blooded days of Anglo-Saxon England.
In the year 937, King Aethelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great, readies himself to throw a great spear into the north. His dream of a kingdom of all England will stand or fall on one field and the passage of a single day.
At his side is Dunstan of Glastonbury, full of ambition and wit, perhaps enough to damn his soul. His talents will take him from the villages of Wessex to the royal court, to the hills of Rome - from exile to exaltation. Through Dunstan's vision, by his guiding hand, England may come together as one great country - or fall back into anarchy and misrule...
From one of our finest historical writers, Dunstan is an intimate portrait of a priest and performer, a visionary, a traitor and confessor to kings - the man who changed the fate of England.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 332 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm
"Iggulden... tells an absolutely cracking story... the pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent. Superbly plotted and paced." - The Times
"One of the most interesting historical novels of recent times." - The Tablet
"Iggulden's Dunstan is a vivid, convincing character." - BBC History Magazine
"This engrossing novel is rich in intrigue, with Iggulden breathing life into this remarkable and complex figure who played a vital role in safeguarding a newly united England." - Daily Express
"Breathes new life into the darkest and most dramatic of times." - Star
"Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction." - The Daily Mirror