The Bleeding Land is the first in a new trilogy by brilliant author Giles Kristian. This exciting new writer has already been praised by Bernard Cornwall (author of Sharp). The setting is 1642 England - a country on the brink of disaster. Growing parliamentarian forces are threatening to overthrow the King, and the novel's two protagonists - brothers Edmund and Tom Rivers - find themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield, each with his own reasons for fighting and each willing to lay down his life for what he believes in. But can blood ties ever truly be severed? Which allegiance will prove the strongest?
Giles Kristian plunges readers back to a time in our nation's history that is largely neglected in the world of historical fiction. No doubt the interest in the English Civil War will blossom from the literary seeds Kristian has planted. Overall, The Bleeding Land's first installment is a vivid, compelling tale with an epic span.
And Giles has created an exclusive set of rare first edition first printing for Doodled Books collectors. Each book is signed, lined, dated, doodled and numbered.
England 1642: a nation divided.
England is at war with itself. King Charles and Parliament each gather soldiers to their banners. Across the land men prepare to fight for their religious and political ideals. Civil war has begun.
A family ripped asunder.
The Rivers are landed gentry, and tradition dictates that their allegiance is to the King. Sir Francis' loyalty to the crown and his desire to protect his family will test them all. As the men march to war, so the women are left to defend their home against a ruthless enemy. Just as Edmund, the eldest of Sir Francis' sons, will do his duty, so his brother Tom will turn his back on all he once believed in...
A war that will change everything.
From the raising of the King's Standard at Nottingham to the butchery and blood of Edgehill, Edmund and Tom Rivers will each learn of honour, sacrifice, hatred and betrayal as they follow their chosen paths through this most savage of wars.
Product details
  • First Edition First Printing
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Press; First Edition edition (26 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0593066146
  • ISBN-13: 978-0593066140
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.2 x 4.2 cm


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