The Bleeding Land - The Bleeding Land (Paperback)
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The Bleeding Land - The Bleeding Land (Paperback)

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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 11/04/2013
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England 1642: a nation divided. England is at war with itself. King Charles and Parliament each gather soldiers to their banners. Across the land men prepare to fight for their religious and political ideals. Civil war has begun. A family ripped asunder. The Rivers are landed gentry, and tradition dictates that their allegiance is to the King. Sir Francis' loyalty to the crown and his desire to protect his family will test them all. As the men march to war, so the women are left to defend their home against a ruthless enemy. Just as Edmund, the eldest of Sir Francis' sons, will do his duty, so his brother Tom will turn his back on all he once believed in... A war that will change everything. From the raising of the King's Standard at Nottingham to the butchery and blood of Edgehill, Edmund and Tom Rivers will each learn of honour, sacrifice, hatred and betrayal as they follow their chosen paths through this most savage of wars.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552162401
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 357 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 33 mm


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"A brilliant read. As he did with his Raven novels, Kristian weaves a colourful, authentic world in which to set his tale...and he has done it with confidence and real flair. Full of tragedy and triumph, honour and treachery, The Bleeding Land is a thrilling tour-de-force" -- BEN KANE
"Expertly plotted, full of passion and bloody drama...a book that will appeal to passionate, compassionate readers, men and women alike, fans of C J Sansom as much as fans of Conn Iggulden. Read it: you'll love every page" -- MANDA SCOTT
"With powerful protagonists, a gripping story and rollicking action, I can strongly recommend this tour-de-force. Outstanding" -- ANTHONY RICHES
"Giles Kristian has made an effortless transition from Viking warriors to the often tricky emotional landscape of the English Civil War. Visceral, brutal and genuinely moving, this is historical fiction at its thrilling best" -- SAUL DAVID

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“A bloody & brutal novel of the English Civil War”

In 1642 the two Rivers brothers, born of the landed gentry, find themselves on opposing sides in the English Civil War. The elder, Edmund, follows his class and tradition by supporting the King, while the younger,... More

Hardback edition
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“Bleeding brilliant”

The Bleeding Land is a story less about the English Civil War, than the story of a family whose lives are caught up in the events of it. If like me, you r knowledge of the Civil War goes along the lines of... More

Hardback edition
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“Good but gory!”

If the past is a foreign country, then England in the 1600’s was very foreign indeed. I knew virtually nothing about this turbulent period in our country’s history but feel a lot better informed now. This book... More

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