The Hoodsman - Ely Wakes
In 1070 the English sought vengeance against the Normans for the Harrowing of the North. A gruesome murder turns young Raynar into a Berserker, and he organizes the bowmen who had nothing left to loose, into Wolfpacks who hunted down and slaughtered any Norman's they found.
The Ely rebellion was the monster that the Pope and all Kings feared the most. A peasant revolt. More
This is the sixth book in the Hoodsman series.
In 1070 the Danes and the Anglo-Danes sought vengeance against the Normans for the Harrowing of the North. A gruesome murder turned young Raynar into a Berserker, and he organized the Anglo-Danish bowmen who had nothing left to loose into Wolfpacks. The Wolfpacks grew in number and they hunted down and slaughtered any Norman's they found.
This rebellion reaching out from the Fens was not led by lords. It was the monster that the Pope and every King and nobleman in Christendom feared the most. A peasant revolt.
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It was 1101 when Edit, Queen of the English found a husband for her sister the Princess Mary of Scotland. He was Count Eustace of Boulogne. A prior suitor, an enraged rapist pig of a Norman, William Mortain, the Earl of Cornwall, abducts Mary and to use as bait to capture King Henry.
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About The Author
Skye Smith is my pen name. My ancestors were miners and shepherds near Castleton in the Peaks District of Derbyshire. I have been told by some readers that this series reminds them of Bernard Cornwell’s historical novels, and have always been delighted by the comparison.
This is the sixth of my Hoodsman series of books, and you should read the first “Killing Kings” before you read this book. All of the books contain two timelines linked by characters and places. The “current” story is set in the era of King Henry I in the 1100’s, while the longer “flashback” story is set in the era of King William I after 1066.
I have self-published twelve "The Hoodsman ..." books and they are:
1. Killing Kings
2. Hunting Kings
3. Frisians of the Fens
4. Saving Princesses
5. Blackstone Edge
6. Ely Wakes
7. Courtesans and Exiles
8. The Revolt of the Earls
9. Forest Law
10. Queens and Widows
11. Popes and Emperors
12. The Second Invasion