Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Axe, The Shield, and The Triton - A Discovered Diamond

Author James M. Hockey was born on the slopes of the Iron Age hill fort of Ham Hill. During the Roman period the IInd Legion had a camp here. This fort is only eight miles from the Cadbury hill fort, the favored if speculative location for Camelot and Arthur during post-Roman times. It is in this countryside that Alfred the Great hid and plotted the defeat of the invading Danes.
Moving just two miles down the road Hockey spent the early years of his life under the shadow of St. Michaels Hill, the scene of one of the last abortive rebellions against the Normans after 1066.
It is hardly surprising that history is in his blood and that his writing is set in this historic countryside.
Read my review of Hockey's Book 1
The Axe, The Shield, and The Triton 
of his 3-book
Tales of Bowdyn Series 
on Helen Hollick's Discovering Diamonds website.
It is easy to see why this dark ages novel
was honored with the coveted
Discovered Diamond

 Treat yourself here to Hockey's complete series:

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