The Bernicia Chronicles
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  • 1
    The Serpent Sword: The Bernicia Chronicles, Book 1 | Matthew Harffy

    The Serpent Sword: The Bernicia Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Matthew Harffy
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
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    (73)
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    Beobrand is compelled by his brother's almost-certain murder to embark on a quest for revenge in the war-ravaged kingdoms of Northumbria. The land is rife with danger, as warlords vie for supremacy and dominion. In the battles for control of the region, new oaths are made and broken, and loyalties are tested to the limits. With no patronage and no experience, Beobrand must form his own allegiances and learn to fight with sword and shield. Relentless in pursuit of his enemies, he faces challenges which transform him from a boy to a man.

    Almost a Prequel To Cornwell's King Alfred Books.

    I think people may expect a lesser copy of Bernard Cornwell's The Last Kingdom series, thankfully that isn't the case. For a start the books are set a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 April 2017 by Farniboy (Wirral, UK)
  • 2
    The Cross and the Curse: The Bernicia Chronicles, Book 2 | Matthew Harffy

    The Cross and the Curse: The Bernicia Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Matthew Harffy
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (41)

    Warlords battle across Britain to become the first king of the English. After a stunning victory against the native Waelisc, Beobrand returns a hero. His valour is rewarded with wealth and land by Oswald, king of Northumbria. He retires to his new estate with his bride only to find himself surrounded by enemies old and new. With treachery and death on all sides, Beobrand fears he will lose all he holds dear. On a quest for revenge and redemption, he accepts the mantle of lord, leading his men into the darkest of nights and the bloodiest of battles.

    Great listen!

    Longtime friends and followers of mine might know that I endorsed Harffy’s debut novel, The Serpent Sword. That was a self-published affair which garn..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 February 2017 by The Wolf (Glasgow)
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    Blood and Blade: The Bernicia Chronicles, Book 3 | Matthew Harffy

    Blood and Blade: The Bernicia Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Matthew Harffy
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    Oswald is now King of Northumbria. However, his plans for further alliances and conquests are quickly thrown into disarray when his wedding to a princess of Wessex is interrupted by news of a Pictish uprising. Rushing north, Oswald leaves Beobrand to escort the young queen to her new home. Their path is fraught with danger and uncertainty, Beobrand must try to unravel secrets and lies if they are to survive. Meanwhile, old enemies are closing in, seeking brutal revenge.

    This series just gets better and better

    This is the 1st time I have listened to an audio book coupled with a kindle edition and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The narrator h..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 March 2017 by Eddie ()