The start of a series – an unputdownable fast paced adventure, filled with unforgettable characters.
Alfred the Great’s dream of a united England has been forged by his daughter Aethelfaed and grandson, King Aethelstan.
The Vikings have been expelled from York following the death of Erik Bloodaxe, and for two generations there has been peace between Saxon and Dane.
A new Viking warlord Olaf Tryggvason seeks revenge for Bloodaxe’s death and the slaughter that followed, and has set his sights on a fresh assault on England’s shores. With Skarde Wartooth they set sail for Saxon lands, hungry for glory, conquest and vengeance.
Beornoth, a brutal and battle-hardened Saxon Thegn, is called to arms to fight and protect the Saxon people from the savage Norse invaders. On a personal crusade, he joins the army of Byrthnoth, Lord of the east Saxons in a desperate fight against the bloodthirsty Vikings.
Beornoth must lay his own demons to bed, survive vicious attacks and find redemption for his tragic past.
If you like Bernard Cornwell, Simon Scarrow, Conn Iggulden, and David Gemmell you will love this epic Saxon adventure packed with battles, Vikings, and adventure.
Praise for Warrior and Protector:
‘Epic, brutal action, a flawed hero defending his people while fighting his own demons, implacable ruthless invaders, treacherous nobles, Warrior and Protector has them all’- Matthew Harffy
‘Bloody and brutal, everything you want from a novel about 10th century England. Peter’s vivid writing really brings the story to life.’ – Donovan Cook
‘A superbly atmospheric tale of redemption that pitches the English against Viking raiders and resounds with the fierceness of battle-hardened warriors’ – MJ Porter
‘Thunderously atmospheric! Gibbons once again proves himself a master of Viking & Dark Age lore.’ – Gordon Doherty
‘Absolutely cracking. The best Viking saga I’ve read in years. A joy to pick up again.’ – Ross Greenwood