PATHS OF EXILE by Carla Nayland
When his homeland is defeated by a predatory neighbouring kingdom, Eadwine finds himself on the run for his life. Homeless, penniless and friendless, literally with a price on his head, he must evade his enemies, avenge his brother's murder and rescue his betrothed. Along the way, he will lose his heart to another woman and discover a shattering secret that challenges all the ideals he holds dear.
This is a new edition of Paths of Exile which was Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009.
"Paths of Exile is a wonderful story, one that conjures up this long-gone age in extraordinary detail and reveals a profound understanding of its politics, cultures, and religions based on extensive research ... the characters- some real, others pure fiction- are so solid and credible that they will stay with you long after you turn the last page..."
"A powerful novel. I was completely transported to the world of seventh century Britain. A strong new voice in the field of historical fiction."
Elizabeth Chadwick (The Wild Hunt, Lady of the English)
"Carla Nayland pulls the curtain back on the little known period of seventh century Britain to reveal the fascinating world of Eadwine. Filled with unforgettable characters and wonderful historical detail, Paths of Exile is historical fiction at its most intriguing."
Michelle Moran (The Heretic Queen, Madame Tussaud)
"An epic tale of battle, honour, loyalty and betrayal that is at once exquisitely entertaining and utterly convincing. A triumphant debut that demands a sequel."
Russell Whitfield (Gladiatrix, Roma Victrix)