Sorry, this site requires JavaScript enabled.
Head of Zeus
A Night of Flames
A Night of Flames Matthew Harffy
 A Time for Swords, 2

In the wild lands of Norway, Hunlaf must quell a vicious slave uprising in Matthew Harffy's latest historical adventure.

A wild land. A lethal fanatic. A violent revolt.

Northumbria, AD 794.
Those who rule the seas, rule the land. None know the truth of this more than the Vikings. To compete with the sea-faring, violent raiders, the king of Northumbria orders the construction of his own longships under the command of oath-sworn Norseman, Runolf.

When the Northern sea wolves attack for the second year, the king sends cleric turned warrior, Hunlaf, on a mission across the Whale Road to persuade the king of Rogaland into an alliance. But Runolf and Hunlaf have other plans; old scores to settle, kin to seek out, and a heretical tome to find in the wild lands of the Norse.

Their voyage takes them into the centre of a violent uprising. A slave has broken free of his captors, and, with religious fervour, he is leading his fanatical followers on a rampage – burning all in his path.

Hunlaf must brave the Norse wilderness, and overcome deadly foes to stop this madman. To fail would see too many die...

Praise for Matthew Harffy:

'Harffy is a master of the Dark Age thriller ... A Time for Swords is a bold opening to yet another enthralling series. It promises to be one heck of a ride' Theodore Brun, author of A Mighty Dawn

'Terrific white-knuckle action, absolutely gripping storytelling ... Can't wait for the next one. Highly recommended!' Angus Donald author of Robin Hood and the Caliph's Gold

'The gripping novel evokes the turbulence and violence of the first onslaught of the Vikings. I couldn't put it down!' Christian Cameron author of Hawkwood's Sword

'Nothing less than superb ... The tale is fast paced and violence lurks on every page' Historical Novel Society

'Harffy's writing just gets better and better ... He is really proving himself the rightful heir to Gemmell's crown' Jemahl Evans, author of The Last Roundhead

Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book * Historical Fiction
03 Mar 2022 * 400pp * £4.99 * 9781801102308
REVIEWS
PRAISE FOR MATTHEW HARFFY:

'A master of the Dark Age thriller' Theodore Brun.

'A Time for Swords is a bold opening to yet another enthralling series. It promises to be one heck of a ride' Theodore Brun.

'A breathtaking novel that sweeps the reader into a dark and dangerous world' Paul Fraser Collard (on A Time for Swords).

'Matthew Harffy's tale of England in the Dark Ages is nothing less than superb ... The tale is fast paced and violence lurks on every page' Historical Novel Society (on the Bernicia Chronicles).

'The gripping novel evokes the turbulence and violence of the first onslaught of the Vikings. I couldn't put it down!'
 Christian Cameron (on A Time for Swords)
ALSO IN THE SERIES
A Time for Swords
Author
Matthew Harffy
Matthew Harffy
Matthew Harffy grew up in Northumberland where the rugged terrain, ruined castles and rocky coastline had a huge impact on him. He now lives in Wiltshire, England, with his wife and their two daughters. @MatthewHarffy www.matthewharffy.com
ALSO BY Matthew Harffy
Kin of Cain
The Bernicia Chronicles Boxset
Wolf of Wessex
The Serpent Sword
A Time for Swords
The Cross and the Curse
Blood and Blade
Killer of Kings
Warrior of Woden
Storm of Steel
Fortress of Fury
For Lord and Land
OTHER BOOKS YOU MIGHT LIKE