Eadweard - A Story Of 1066

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It’s October 14th 1066, and King Harold’s Saxon army is about to go in to battle against Duke William’s invading Norman army. Among the ranks of the Saxons are two boys who shouldn’t be there: Eadweard, and his best friend, Cerdic. More
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About Victoria Zigler

Victoria Zigler is a blind vegan poet and children's author. Born and raised in the shadow of the Black Mountains of Wales, UK, she moved away from Wales three times: once to spend six months living in Alberta, Canada, the other times to spend a few years living near Hastings on the South-East coast of England, UK, each time returning to Wales. Now she lives in Wales again, along with a West Highland White Terrier named Lilie, a Cavapoo named Logan, a Hermann’s Tortoise named Artemis, and her Canadian husband, Kelly.

Despite spending far too much time in hospital, and eventually losing her sight to Congenital Glaucoma, Victoria - or Tori, if you prefer - has been writing since she knew how, with no plans to stop any time soon. She has a long list of publications to her name, including several poetry collections, a whole load of children’s stories, a story in the sci-fi and fantasy anthology Wyrd Worlds II, three poems in the Poetry Treasures anthology, and a poem in the Stand Together charity anthology. Plus, Tori’s Hermann’s Tortoise, Artemis, was featured in both the Magnificent Pets Coloring Book For Children and the Magnificent Pets Mandala Coloring Book For Adults.

Vegan due to both a love for animals and dairy allergy, as well as an Eclectic Pagan, Tori describes herself as a combination of Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter books: Hermione’s thirst for knowledge and love of books, combined with Luna’s wandering mind and alternative way of looking at the world. She has a wide variety of interests, designed to exercise both the creative and logical sides of her brain, which she dabbles in at random depending on what she feels like doing at any given time, and is most likely to be found playing with her petkids, involved in calls with the ACB Community, curled up somewhere with a cup of tea and a book, working on some kind of craft project, or trying to keep one step ahead of those pesky typo fairies while writing her own books.

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Reviews of Eadweard - A Story Of 1066 by Victoria Zigler

Laurel A. Rockefeller reviewed on June 2, 2017

Eadweard is a fictional story of two teen-aged boys who somehow miss the Battle of Stamford Bridge but are there for William Duke of Normandy's clash with King Harold Godwinson at Battle, England near Hastings on 16 October 1066. Historical details are very hit and miss in this story and it is evident to me that the author is not well versed in medieval history.

Eadweard is a story best suited for children between the ages of 4 and 8 years old. The language is extremely simple, perhaps far too simple for most adults, and lacks the smooth fluidity that makes it compelling to adults. Dialogue is rather sparse in the story; it is almost entirely expository.

This story is best for those without much background in medieval history. If however medieval England is one of your passions -- as it is mine -- this is absolutely not for you.

This book was gifted to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I'm giving it 3.5 to 4.0 stars because I think many people might like it even though it was a poor fit for me.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Unicorn Productions Books reviewed on Nov. 1, 2016

a good retelling of the battle from the point of view of a young, very young Saxon soldier at his first battle.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
muriel rowe reviewed on Oct. 15, 2016

Oh my god Tori I am out of breath fighting for King Harold with eadweard , you do make it come alive , xx
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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