'Guardian Science Fiction and Fantasy Best of 2017'
Following on from the success of Son of the Morning, which saw him compared to both Bernard Cornwell for the flair of his historical writing and to George RR Martin for his gripping plotting, Mark Alder takes his history of the 100 years war into France as the war between Heaven and Hell swallows up the ambitions of both the French and English crowns.
As the armies mass around Crecy the rivalries between Lucifer, Satan and God become ever deeper and more violent. Combining a cast of larger than life (yet real) characters and a truthful, deeply researched take on the religious beliefs of the time Mark Alder is embarked on a truly unique historical fantasy that will ensure you never see the 100 Years War and the history of medieval Europe in the same way again.
Mark Alder was a journalist before becoming a full time writer. Widely read in mediaval history he is also a keen fencer and is an instructor in the sport. He lives in Brighton with his family. He has also written historical fantasies under the name M.D. Lachlan