About the Book:
Blood and Destiny (The Shadow of the Raven Book 1)
It is 878 and Wessex stands alone against Guthrum's Viking hordes as all England cowers beneath their raven banner.
With most of his army destroyed following a surprise attack at Chippenham, Alfred King of Wessex, retreats to the desolate marshes at Athelney. Whilst few believe he can ever restore the kingdom, he remains determined – no matter the cost.
Among the small band of weary survivors is Matthew, a novice monk who must learn to fight like a warrior if he, along with his brother and fellow Saxons, are to have any chance of defeating the Vikings. As the impending battle looms, Matthew is charged with a vital role that means he must face danger and betrayal, and undertake a hazardous journey during which his faith will face the ultimate test.
Expected publication: April 6th 2017 by RedDoor Publishing
Chris Bishop is a retired chartered surveyor who has pursued his love of writing for as long as he can remember. He is an intrepid traveller and a retired Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is married with two children and four granddaughters and lives in London
MY THOUGHTS: I am new to Chris Bishop's writing, I was approached by RedDoor Publishing, 2 give it a read for an honest review. Let me tell ya there are a few time eras that I would love to have the chance to be in or just observe a bit. "Be a fly on the wall". I know this is not the greatest time for the ladies ...but all the history, the clothing, the style, the horses, the scenes, battle scenes (or maybe they are just made to look great in the movies or on tv but either way it looks like a time era I would love to just enjoy for a day or two. (I know the negatives, but the positives always out weight the others, right??) It is just too cool!! A Historical Fiction. Just a well done, well written, well developed, love these characters. I am not sure if you would call it a cliffhanger or what ... but there is a "to be continued" at the end.... so you take that for how would prefer. I enjoyed the read. Well, well done!!! Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you did enjoy your visit. Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( ;