An epic trilogy that shows Mario Puzo's GODFATHER had nothing on the Dukes of Normandy - here is the tale of William the Conqueror in all its wild, intoxicating and dramatic glory.
David Churchill's THE LEOPARDS OF NORMANDY trilogy continues with DUKE, as William of Normandy inherits his father's title and assumes command of his lands. Churchill's style brings to mind the vibrancy of Conn Iggulden and will enthral fans of Bernard Cornwell and Ben Kane.
Normandy, 1037. Sparks fly from clashing swords as the game of thrones plays out in bloodshed. Of those named guardian to the boy Duke, all seek advantage and power. Most wish the boy dead. Some will go to any lengths to make it happen.
Across the sea, the struggle for the English crown has seen Queen Emma's beloved son killed. She has two more sons waiting in the wings but Godwin, Earl of Wessex - kingmaker and arch manipulator - has other plans.
As the noble families of Europe murder each other in their lust for power and fortune, the boy stands apart.
His name is William. His destiny is to conquer.
Cleverly adds layers of blood and flesh to our rather skeletal knowledge of the people whose invasion of England almost a thousand years ago changed our island for ever - Rory Clements
An exciting mix of medieval betrayal, violence and sex - Wilbur Smith
David Churchill is the pseudonym of an award-winning journalist, who has conducted several hundred in-depth interviews with senior politicians, billionaire entrepreneurs, Olympic athletes, movie stars, supermodels and rock legends. He has investigated financial scandals on Wall Street, studio intrigues in Hollywood and corrupt sports stars in Britain, and lived in Moscow, Washington DC and Havana. He has edited four magazines, published seventeen books and been translated into some twenty languages.
The Leopards of Normandy trilogy reflects his lifelong passion for history and his fascination for the extraordinary men and women of the past who shaped the world we live in today.