Book one in the Iron Age Trilogy
Publication date: 2 September 2014
About the book:
LEGENDS AREN’T BORN. THEY’RE FORGED.
Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary travelling south to join up with King Zadar’s army. But he keeps rescuing the wrong people.
First, Spring, a child he finds scavenging on the battlefield, and then Lowa, one of Zadar’s most fearsome warriors, who’s vowed revenge on the king for her sister’s execution.
Now Dug’s on the wrong side of that thousands-strong army he hoped to join - and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on his side. All Dug has is his war hammer, one rescued child and one unpredictable, highly-trained warrior with a lust for revenge that’s going to get them all killed . . .
It’s a glorious day to die.
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Tenacious Reader: ‘Dark, twisted, funny and exciting ‘
Bookworm: ‘I can’t wait for the sequel’
Publisher’s Weekly: ‘full of visceral combat and earthy humour, and laced with subtle magic’
Kraftireader: ‘This book looks like the start of a new blockbuster’
The Eloquent Page: ‘Throughly entertaining from the get go’
Opinionated Cupcakes: ‘it is going to a great series’
The Book Plank: ‘a page turner that will keep you reading in the late hours’
SF Crowsnest: ‘brilliant characters and a taut, exciting story’
The Bookbeard: ‘a brilliant tale packed with action and a tumble of vibrant and canny characters’
Lynn’s Book Blog ‘Frankly I really enjoyed this and have no hesitation in recommending it’
NYX Book reviews: ‘A very entertaining and engaging story’
The Nocturnal Library: ‘A splendid beginning to what promises to be a brilliant new epic fantasy series’
Say it with books: ‘Age of Iron brilliantly weaves the elements of history, fantasy, action and humour in this gripping novel’
Wondrous Reads: ‘Bring on the next book!’
Totally Bookalicious: ‘I loved it’
Book Thing: ‘Age of Iron is… very charming, dramatic, evocative and often extremely funny’
Smorgasbord Fantasia: ‘Sheer fun, full of pulse-pounding action and filled with some unforgettable characters’
A Universe in Words: ‘I absolutely loved Age of Iron’
Libritudine: ‘A great debut’
The Sum of Her Parts: ‘This is a powerful novel, dark in all the right places with a decent scattering of humour’
Robin’s Reviews: ‘A brilliant new entry to the historical fantasy genre – a MUST read’
For Winter’s Nights: ‘Angus Watson writes so well’
Bookworm Blues: ‘It’s set in a rather mysterious part of history that makes it that much more delicious’
Smorgasbord Fantasia: ‘full of pulse-pouring action and filled with some unforgettable characters
Historia – magazine of the Historical Writers’ Association: ‘a glorious look at Britain back in its Iron Age glory’