The Saga of Roland Inness

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 108 ratings

Longbow Summary

Roland Inness desperately needs meat for his starving family, but he takes the wrong deer on the wrong nobleman's land. Worse yet, he uses his longbow, a weapon outlawed and suppressed by the Norman overlords of England. Now they are coming for him. With one shot the 14 year old peasant boy is launched on a desperate flight that takes him from the mountains of Derbyshire to the wild frontier of Wales and on to the court of Richard the Lionheart. Along the way he is hunted by a paid killer, aided by a strange monk named Tuck, and taken in by a gruff Norman knight, who values his amazing skill with the bow. That skill and his courage are sorely tested as he fights to earn the trust of his new master. Longbow is the first novel in The Saga of Roland Inness. It is followed by Warbow, which takes Roland and his companions to the Holy Land on King Richard's Crusade, and The Broken Realm, which tells the story of his return to England to find a country in the midst of a civil war. The final book in the series, The Ransomed Crown puts Roland at the center of the struggle to save Richard's crown while he is imprisoned by the Holy Roman Emperor and his brother John seeks to usurp the throne.

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  • Book 1

    • Longbow

    • The Saga of Roland Inness, Book 1
    • By: Wayne Grant
    • Narrated by: James Young
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Roland Inness desperately needs meat for his starving family, but he takes the wrong deer on the wrong nobleman's land. Worse yet, he uses his longbow, a weapon outlawed and suppressed by the Norman overlords of England. Now they are coming for him. With one shot the 14 year old peasant boy is launched on a desperate flight that takes him from the mountains of Derbyshire to the wild frontier of Wales and on to the court of Richard the Lionheart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping Historical Adventure

    • By Nadia on 14-05-17
    • The Saga of Roland Inness, Book 1
    • By: Wayne Grant
    • Narrated by: James Young
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 28-04-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 2

    • Warbow

    • The Saga of Roland Inness, Volume 2
    • By: Wayne Grant
    • Narrated by: James Young
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Having found his place as a squire to a Norman knight, Roland Inness sets off with his master, Sir Roger de Laval, and fellow squire on a perilous mission to the Holy Land. King Richard has sworn to take Jerusalem from Saladin and orders Sir Roger to assess the military situation. Joining them is the Templar Knight Tuck as they contend with Moors, Berbers and a Sicilian usurper before reaching the battlefields in the east. There, Roland sees the ugly face of war and tests his mettle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More gripping adventure

    • By Nadia on 05-06-17
    • The Saga of Roland Inness, Volume 2
    • By: Wayne Grant
    • Narrated by: James Young
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 29-05-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 3

    • The Broken Realm

    • The Saga of Roland Inness, Volume 3
    • By: Wayne Grant
    • Narrated by: James Young
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    Roland Inness has been knighted for valor at the siege of Acre, and sent home to England with a vital message for Queen Eleanor. But his homecoming proves to be as violent and dangerous as the Crusade he left behind him. He finds his home burned and his master's family gone - made fugitives by his sworn enemy William de Ferrers. Roland and Declan O'Duinne set out to find Lady Catherine and Millicent de Laval in the wild borderlands of Wales, and are drawn into the center of a growing civil war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice story rubbish narration

    • By D. Cooke on 03-11-18

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 4

    • The Ransomed Crown

    • The Saga of Roland Inness, Volume 4
    • By: Wayne Grant
    • Narrated by: James Young
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    King Richard has made peace with Saladin, but must run a gauntlet of enemies to get home from the Crusade. While England waits for her King, Prince John spares neither lives nor fortune to usurp his brother's crown. Roland Inness and Millicent de Laval once more find themselves at the centre of a growing civil war. Each will play a crucial role in deciding who will ultimately sit on the throne of England. The Ransomed Crown is the rousing conclusion to The Saga of Roland Inness, though not likely to be the end of Roland's story. The author is working on a new Roland Inness tale to be released in late 2017.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By Amazon Customer on 29-06-18

    Regular price: £22.89

  • Book 5

    • A Prince of Wales

    • The Saga of Roland Inness, Book 5
    • By: Wayne Grant
    • Narrated by: James Young
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    With King Richard's return from captivity and Prince John's exile, a weary peace settles on England after years of civil war. But across the border in Wales, the vicious struggle to decide who shall rule Gwynedd still rages. To tip the balance, the rebel Prince, Llywelyn, calls in an old debt from the Earl of Chester. The Prince saved the Earl's life and helped him take back his city. Now, he wants Sir Roland Inness and the Invalid Company to help him take back his country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting medieval war story

    • By Peter G on 15-10-18

    Regular price: £22.89