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The Final Reckoning
(The Shadow of the Raven Book 3)
by Chris Bishop
Despite Alfred’s great victory at Edington, Wessex is far from secure.
With the threat of an imminent Viking attack, Matthew, now a warrior, is sent to fortify and defend the ford at Leatherhead. There, hopelessly outnumbered, he faces his sternest test as he and a small band of barely trained Saxon warriors strive to hold out long enough for help to arrive or resolve to die trying.
In a time ravaged by political uncertainty, Matthew is placed in intense personal danger as he is also ordered to investigate the tyranny of the Ealdorman’s stepson and dispense justice as he sees fit.
With his life still threatened by the wound to his chest, what is asked of him seems more than any man should endure as he faces . . . The Final Reckoning
From CHAPTER 9
I reckoned that travelling by cart, the journey to Winchester and back would take Aelred at least five days, possibly longer if the weather turned against them or if Ingar was unwell during the journey. I gave him coin so that he could secure food and accommodation for them both each night and thereby render Ingar as much comfort as possible. He also carried a bow and his spear – not to hunt, but to defend himself if needed. I rode with them as far as Leatherhead and saw them safe on to the Harroway. Then, having bid them farewell, I had duties enough of my own to attend to.
About the Author
Chris Bishop was born in London in 1951.
After a successful career as a Chartered Surveyor he retired to concentrate on writing, combining this with his lifelong interest in history. His first novel, Blood and Destiny, was published in 2017 and his second, The Warrior with the Pierced Heart, in July 2018. They both form part of The Shadow of the Raven Series. Book 3 – The Final Reckoning will be published next year.
His other interests are travel, windsurfing and fly fishing.
Chris is a member of the Historical Writers’ Association and the Historical Novel Society.