The Earl of Mercia’s Father
The Earls of Mercia Series
by M J Porter
Publication Date: 28th September, 2022 (previously published in 2012)
Series: The Earls of Mercia
Publisher: M J Publishing
Genre: Historical Fiction
Every story has a beginning
England: The Second Viking Age
Leofwine, still recovering from the murder of his father at the Battle of Maldon, must serve his king as England experiences a fresh wave of Raider attacks orchestrated by the very man responsible for his father’s death, Olaf Tryggvason.
On a diplomatic mission to Norway, Leofwine is compelled to ally himself with Olaf Tryggvason, and when they’re attacked by the Danish king, Swein Forkbeard, seeking retribution for Olaf’s previous trickery, Leofwine is severely wounded.
Surviving the attack, Leofwine returns to England to find he’s been all but replaced, and the king is as weak as ever. Leofwine must fight for his position and influence amongst an unruly mob of self-interested nobles while coming to terms with his life-changing injuries and new responsibilities as both a husband, father and ealdorman. To make England safe again, he must also force his frightened king to combat a new wave of Viking Raiders with an offensive attack on those who aid the Raiders.
The Earl of Mercia’s Father is the first book in the epic Earls of Mercia series charting the final century of Saxon England, as seen through the eyes of Ealdorman Leofwine, the father of Earl Leofric, the Earl of Mercia.
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M J Porter
MJ Porter is the author of many historical novels set predominantly in Seventh to Eleventh-Century England, as well as three twentieth-century mysteries. Raised in the shadow of a building that was believed to house the bones of long-dead Kings of Mercia, meant that the author’s writing destiny was set.