A Black Matter for the King by Matthew Willis & J.A. Ironside
Publication Date: September 7, 2018
Penmore Press LLC
Paperback & eBook; 302 Pages
Series: Oath and Crown #2
Genre: Historical Fiction/War
"There is little which is quite so exciting for me as discovering afresh, new talent in historical writing. In Willis and Ironside I feel I've found two writers who can carry me back to the past and can show me a time when, amid the brutality and irrationality of politics, there were still great characters, men of vision and daring, and women of intelligence and foresight. In fact these stories are a lot more than a short war series. They are a rich, extraordinarily well-researched, and meticulously told history of love, jealousy, honour, betrayal, deceit and death. It gives one version - convincingly told - of the curious oath sworn by Harold to William, but it is also the story of different nations, different cultures, and the clash when two warlords desire the same thing. In case I hadn't made it obvious, I loved these books. Sweeping history, battles galore, treachery, a cast of glorious, well-depicted characters - all in all, a fabulous story told brilliantly." - Author Michael Jecks
About the Authors
Blog Tour ScheduleWednesday, September 5 Excerpt at Passages to the Past Friday, September 7 Feature at The Writing Desk Monday, September 10 Review at Pursuing Stacie Friday, September 14 Interview at Passages to the Past Thursday, September 20 Review at Hoover Book Reviews Friday, September 21 Review at Locks, Hooks and Books Saturday, September 22 Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views Sunday, September 23 Review at Bookramblings Review at Donna's Book Blog
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My ReviewA Black Matter for the King is the second installment from the Oath and Crown series. I loved the first book, An Argument of Blood, and this one does not disappoint. I enjoyed seeing through the authors’ eyes of how history played out between William the Conqueror and Harold Godwinson that led up to the battle at Hastings. The historical details and descriptions are so vivid that I felt like I was right there living among the people.
A Battle Matter for the King is an excellent book. I hope the two authors will continue to write historical fiction.
Highly, highly recommended.
I received this book from the authors. This review was 100% my own honest opinion.
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