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978-1-78264-116-2 14.99 Paperback 5 x 7.75 384 pages Fiction Historical Lion Fiction Rights NA July 27 2015 The second book in The Northumbrian Thrones series follows the young prince Oswald as he seeks to regain the throne taken from his family by Edwin The exiled family of King thelfrith of Northumbria arrive after much hardship on the island of Iona where the monastery founded by St Columba has become a center of worship and learning. Amid the violence and turbulence of Dark-Ages Britain the island appears a sanctuary to the hunted princes and Oswald having become firm friends with a novice named Aidan enters the church along with his younger brother Oswiu. As befits a young prince Oswald learns to fight and soon becomes renowned for his courage earning the title Lamnguin the Whiteblade. However the peace of Iona leaves Oswald torn between becoming a monk or returning to Northumbria to reclaim the kingdom that is rightfully his. When news reaches Iona that his half-brother Eanfrith has been killed by Cadwallon the king who defeated Edwin Oswald sails back to Northumbria and meets Cadwallon in battle defeating and killing him. Oswald now the undisputed king of Northumbria gives Aidan the island of Lindisfarne as a base from which to take the faith to the English. But Penda the last great pagan king in England is raising troops against him... Reviews of Edwin Edwin High King of Britain brings to life the heroic age of our distant past a splendid novel that leaves the reader wanting more. Bernard Cornwall Alberts offering is a highly entertaining and refreshing work of historical fiction thanks to his emphasis on the precarious inter- section of religion and identity. Publishers Weekly Edoardo Albert is a writer and historian. His biography of King Alfred In Search of Alfred the Great The King the Grave the Legend was published by Amberley Books in 2014 and his features have appeared in Time Out History Today and Minerva. 13 FICTION ISBN 978-1-78264-116-2 9 7 8 1 7 8 2 6 4 1 1 6 2 Oswald Return of the King Edoardo Albert Edwin High King of Britain 978-1-78264-033-2 14.99 Tells of the rise of the Christian kings of Northumbria and the establishment of their faith Author is an expert on Northumbrian history THE NORTHUMBRIAN THRONES 2 RELATED TITLES UNIQUE SELLING POINTS