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27 March 2023

Historical Fiction Spotlight: Battle Song (de Norton trilogy) by Ian Ross

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There is a fury in England that none shall suppress - and when it breaks forth it will shake the throne'

1264: Storm clouds are gathering as Simon de Montfort and the barons of the realm challenge the power of Henry III. The barons demand reform; the crown demands obedience. England is on the brink of civil war.

Adam de Norton, a young squire devoted to the virtues of chivalry, longs only to be knighted, and to win back his father's lands. Then a bloody hunting accident leaves him with a new master: the devilish Sir Robert de Dunstanville, who does not hesitate to use the blackest stratagems in pursuit of victory.

Following Robert overseas, Adam is introduced to the ruthless world of the tournament, where knights compete for glory and riches, and his new master's methods prove brutally effective.

But as England plunges into violence, Robert and Adam must choose a side in a battle that will decide the fate of the kingdom. Will they fight for the king, for de Montfort - or for themselves?

Searingly vivid and richly evocative, Battle Song is tale of friendship and chivalry, rivalry and rebellion, and the medieval world in all its colour and darkness.

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About the Author

Ian Ross lives in England, and has been researching and writing historical fiction for over a decade. His 'Twilight of Empire' series, set in the 4th Century AD, followed the rise of the Emperor Constantine and the transformation of the Roman world. Find out more at Ian's website and find him on Twitter @IanRossAuthor

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