Archive for the ‘Conrad Monk and the Great Heathen Army’ Category

I’m Not Inclined to Boast…

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

… but Conrad certainly is!

in Canada.

And number 3 in the overall Kindle chart!

Not to mention number 1 in Australia too!

Conrad Monk and the Great Heathen Army is now officially a best seller!



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Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Conrad Monk – What it’s all about

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Conrad is a monk, but he has become a monk through trickery and against his will. So, it is fair to say that his heart isn’t really in it.

Conrad is also clever, charming, entirely self-serving, self-absorbed and almost completely without scruple — but in Anglo-Saxon England, when the Danish invaders come calling, those are very helpful attributes to have.

And so it comes to pass that Conrad finds himself constantly dodging death by various means, some reasonable, some… less so. His tricks include selling his brother monks into slavery, witnessing the death of a king, juggling his loyalties between his own people and the Danes, robbing corpses and impersonating a bishop.

By his side throughout is the gentle and honourable Brother Odo, a man so naturally and completely good that even animals sense it. He is no match of wits for the cunning Conrad but can he, perhaps, at least encourage the wayward monk to behave a little better?

Conrad Monk and the Great Heathen Army takes the reader on a hugely entertaining and highly informative trip through the Anglo-Saxon world, in the company of a persuasive and likeable — if frequently despicable — tour guide. It is a story that combines painstakingly accurate depictions of history with a fast-moving and often hilarious plot, and as such is bound to appeal to lovers of history, historical fiction and character-driven fiction alike.

Net Galley has advance copies of Conrad Monk and the Great Heathen Army available here.

Cover Reveal: Conrad Monk and the Great Heathen Army

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Here it is, the cover for my new book, Conrad Monk and the Great Heathen Army. What do you think?

It’s due out on 31 August but if you can’t wait until then advance copies are available on Net Galley here.