Your cart (0)

Your cart is empty



Peter Ward


Product is added to your Cart.

Continue Shopping

Buy from

Product is added to your shopping bag.

Continue Shopping

Product is updated to your shopping bag.

Continue Shopping

AD 450: A young king and his followers step down from their longship onto a foreign shore to celebrate Yule at the court of his brother-in-law. But their hopes of warm fires and ale, feasting and good cheer, are dashed as they realise that they have walked in to the middle of the mother of all family feuds.

From the wreckage of the disaster, a reluctant leader emerges, one who must choose between survival and breaking the heroic code, picking his way through a maze of betrayals and tangled loyalties to lead his people towards a destiny that is fundamental to the foundation of England.

From the time that England forgot, but brilliantly evoking the warrior-heroic culture of Beowulf , Peter Ward has brought back to life the heroes and the kings, their longhalls and longships, showing us the women with the wit and the warriors with the grit: the wave­ farers whose deeds and daring brought Saxon ships to Britain's shores.


ISBN : 978-1-78830-499-3

Published: 30/04/2020

Pages : 135

Size : 205x140

Imprint : Olympia Publishers

Peter Ward

Peter, who works with children with autism during the week and is a non-stipendiary priest in the Church in Wales at weekends, lives with his wife, two dogs, a glorious rescue cat, some chickens and six very elderly sheep in the beautiful mountains of Mid Wales. They have three adopted children and eight grandchildren and enjoy conserving wildlife in such a lovely place. Peter has always been fascinated by Anglo-Saxon legends and language, inspired by the stories of J. R. R. Tolkien when he was young.

You may also like

Our Use of Cookies

We use cookies to make our website work. If you click 'Accept All’ we will use cookies to understand how you use our services and to show you personalised advertising and other content. You can change your cookie settings by clicking 'Manage Cookies'. Please see our Cookie Policy for further information.

Our Use of Cookies

We use cookies on this site to enable certain parts of the site to function and to collect information about your use of the site so that we can improve our visitors’ experience. For more on our cookies and changing your settings click here.

Strictly Necessary

Strictly Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions. See More.

Targeting / Advertising

Targeting cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests. They perform functions like preventing the same content from reappearing, ensuring ads are displayed and, in some cases, selecting content based on your interests. See More.


Analytics cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. These cookies may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. See More.

Preferences & Features

Preference and Feature cookies allow our website to remember choices you make, such as your language preferences and any customisations you make to pages on our website during your visit. See More.