I was recently contacted about a new book coming out about the Dark Ages. The publisher is offering a review copy of the book. If you are interested in getting hold of the review copy and writing a review of it for Alt Hist then please contact the publisher at the address below, and also let me know that you intend to review for Alt Hist at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to submit your review through our Submissions website. Please note that your review will be subject to editorial approval: i.e. I don’t care if you like the book or not, but your review must be well written!
Here are some details about the book:
Discovering Roman ruins in his field led Cheshire author R.W. Hughes, to write his first novel, Aurthora
Cheshire-based author, R. W. Hughes, was inspired to write his first novel Aurthora after discovering the remains of a Roman checkpoint in the corner of his field! The checkpoint was alongside the old salt road that ran from the mines in Borthwich and over the Pennines to the rest of Britain.
”It was at the checkpoint in our field that Roman soldiers would inspect that all the loads of salt has been stamped and approved by the local Governor to show they had paid their taxes,” says Rod. ”Imagining the Romans who had used the route set me thinking about what happened to Britain, and specifically this area, after they left. After doing lots of research, my first novel was born! ”
Hughes novel, Aurthora, is based on the legendary British warrior. It takes place in the years immediately after the Romans leave Britain and describes a land undergoing massive change – with no leader and no army to defend its shores. It’s a time of fragile alliances between Chiefs and tribal Leaders, held together by the personality and fading power of a sick King. It’s a time when the people must fight for their very existence.
This carefully researched book brings England during the Dark Ages vividly to life.
PUBLICATION DATE 1st April 2011
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