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The Harrowing

James Aitcheson

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Fiction, Historical adventure, Historical fiction

1066, The Norman Conquest: Five strangers. Five secrets. No refuge. No turning back.

Five strangers. Five secrets. No refuge. No turning back.

In the aftermath of 1066, a Norman army marches through the North of England: burning, killing and laying waste to everything in its path. The Harrowing has begun. As towns and villages fall to the invaders, five travellers fleeing the slaughter are forced to band together for survival. Refugees in their own country, they journey through the wasteland, hoping to find sanctuary with the last stand of the Saxon rebellion. But are they fleeing the Normans or their own troubles?

Priest, Lady, Servant, Warrior, Minstrel: each has their own story; each their own sin. As enemies past and present close in, their prior deeds catch up with them and they discover there is no sanctuary from fate.

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Praise for The Harrowing

  • Action packed, set in a fascinating period - Mail on Sunday on James Aitcheson

  • Fans of Game of Thrones will find plenty to love in this uncompromising slice of historical fiction - Shortlist on James Aitcheson

  • Aitcheson neatly mixes action and intrigue in equal measure - BBC History Magazine

  • Plenty of exciting battles and a protagonist narrator who is a real pleasure to read - Historical Novel Society on James Aitcheson

  • Vibrant and authentic. Rarely have I been so transported into the world of the medieval knight, and his environs - Ben Kane, author of Eagles of War, on James Aitcheson

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James Aitcheson

James Aitcheson was born in Wiltshire in 1985 and studied History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where began his fascination with the medieval period and the Norman Conquest in particular. He is a regular speaker at historical festivals and schools. / @JamesAitcheson

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