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The Cross and the Curse (The Bernicia Chronicles Book 2) by [Matthew Harffy]
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"A tale that rings like sword song in the reader's mind. Harffy knows his genre inside out and The Cross and the Curse proves it." 
GILES KRISTIAN (Author of God of Vengeance and the Raven series) 

"The Cross and the Curse is a terrific novel that strikes just the right balance between fact and fiction, the plausible and the romantic, and it illuminates the Dark Ages like the bolt of lightning in its first few pages: in rare and unexpected ways. Top stuff." 
TOBY CLEMENTS (Author of the Kingmaker trilogy) 

"The best historical fiction enables the reader to simultaneously live in the here and now and the then and there. Matthew Harffy has this skill in abundance. He is one of the most accomplished and exciting voices in the field today. I love his novels." 
MARTIN LAKE (Author of A Love Most Dangerous and The Lost King series) 

"Harffy allows the reader to peel back the layers of Dark Age society beyond the implicit violence. His wordage is skilful and beautifully wrought, rather like a perfect damascened sword." 
PRUE BATTEN (Author of The Gisborne Saga and The Triptych Chronicle) 

"Matthew Harffy has created a gritty, authentic world, home to a hero who shows us the complexity of what it means to be human - the darkness and the delight. The Cross and the Curse is historical fiction at its finest." 
STEPHANIE CHURCHILL (Author of The Scribe's Daughter) 
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About the Author

Matthew Harffy lived in Northumberland as a child and the area had a great impact on him. The rugged terrain, ruined castles and rocky coastline made it easy to imagine the past. Decades later, a documentary about Northumbria's Golden Age sowed the kernel of an idea for a series of historical fiction novels. The first of them is the action-packed tale of vengeance and coming of age, THE SERPENT SWORD. The sequel is THE CROSS AND THE CURSE. Matthew has worked in the IT industry, where he spent all day writing and editing, just not the words that most interested him. Prior to that he worked in Spain as an English teacher and translator. He has co-authored seven published academic articles, ranging in topic from the ecological impact of mining to the construction of a marble pipe organ. Matthew lives in Wiltshire, England, with his wife and their two daughters. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01DBZ51CM
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book (August 1, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 1, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1673 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 429 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Matthew Harffy lived in Northumberland as a child and the area had a great impact on him. The rugged terrain, ruined castles and rocky coastline made it easy to imagine the past. Decades later, a documentary about Northumbria's Golden Age sowed the kernel of an idea for a series of historical fiction novels. The first of them is the action-packed tale of vengeance and coming of age, THE SERPENT SWORD.

Matthew has worked in the IT industry, where he spent all day writing and editing, just not the words that most interested him. Prior to that he worked in Spain as an English teacher and translator. Matthew lives in Wiltshire, England, with his wife and their two daughters.

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Clemens A. Schoonderwoert
5.0 out of 5 stars A Superb Bernicia Sequel!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - make sure you read book 1 first though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Continuing excellence!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great follow up
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