Edric the Wild Releasing Today!

Now released!

1059 AD: Edric, a young Anglo-Saxon, leads a pleasant life hunting in the woods or dancing in taverns until his Norman neighbor falsely accuses him of murder. Edric takes his first stance against the growing power of the Normans–a stance he soon holds for all of Saxon Engla-lond. This Robin Hood-esque story features many historical figures and villains cruel enough to be in a Grimm fairy tale.
Cover art by Del Melchionda

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The book will soon spread to other retailers and be available directly from additional stores. Please note that if you’re getting the paperback version, the price will go up very soon, as soon as tomorrow. The current price is the launch day special. So get it at this price while you can!

Kirkus Reviews wrote up a lovely review of Edric the Wild, which I am pleased to share with you here. I don’t believe it has shown up on their website yet but should very soon.

Kirkus’s review:

In the third installment of her Sons of Mercia series, Woods (Godric the Kingslayer, 2011, etc.) steers real-world historical hero Edric the Wild through bars, battlefields and his bold stand against the Norman Conquest.

This reimagined story of Edric’s life begins with him as a 16-year-old boy who awakens the morning after a brawl with Osbern FitzRichard, only to find himself accused of killing one of Osbern’s knights. The courtroom declaration of Edric’s innocence is only one juncture of the multifaceted, often brutal relationship between Edric—noble-hearted son of the “Kingslayer”—and Osbern, an authoritative young Norman who acts like a madman and struggles with a voice in his head he attributes to Ezekiel. Edric and Osbern, the two enemies, battle against a backdrop of English–Norman distrust. From strained meetings with their fathers to their unconventional means of embarking on matrimony, the off-and-on rivals are frequently juxtaposed to powerful effect. When Edric proposes to a probable fairy woman he barely knows, both of the boys’ grips on reality become questionable. What at first appears to be an open-and-shut case of insanity softens into possibility, as certain outlandish claims by Osbern, via his personal channel to Ezekiel, come to fruition. The plot takes alternating forms of dual family sagas, wartime actioner, traditional epic fantasy and humor-tinged thriller, which Woods skillfully layers with an appealing writing style. There are frequent surprises, too, and history buffs hungry for lucid detail will be pleased by the story’s impressive level of historical accuracy.

A tense, occasionally explosive epic of family, friends and foes.

–Kirkus Reviews


I sincerely hope you enjoy the conclusion of the Sons of Mercia series.

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