R. Hyslop

Biography

I am a retired teacher, absorbed by History since I learned to read. I graduated in History from King's College, London in 1963, specialising in Medieval History. I wrote 'The Wanderer' trilogy at odd times 1992-2008 when I self-published it. The main effort came with the research. For more details see under 'Bob Hyslop'.

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Meeting Destiny
Series: The Wanderer, BOOK 9. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 55,120. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015 by Bob Hyslop. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
998-1000 Jerusalem Thousands gather awaiting the Second Coming and the end of the world. Ethelwulf recovering from two recent tragedies is ready to purge his sins: but what about his destiny? Will he have to face it alone - or will he at last become a soldier of Christ at Armageddon? Part 9 of 'The Wanderer Saga' set in 10th. century Europe with research provided in extensive End-Notes.
Servants of Miklagard
Series: The Wanderer, BOOK 8. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 98,990. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015 by Bob Hyslop. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Byzantium 990-98 At Constantinople r Basil II recruits Ethelwulf into the Varangian Guard. But he quickly makes more enemies than friends (failing both to bed a princess and steal a treasure). His force is virtually destroyed by Turks & treachery so, a lone mad-man, he must flee southwards. Part 8 of 'The Wanderer Saga' set in 10th. century Europe with research provided in extensive End-Notes.
The Wastes of Gadarike
Series: The Wanderer, BOOK 7. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 81,730. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015 by Bob Hyslop. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Gadarike (Russia) 988-90. Ethelwulf has problems with a runaway princess, religious bigotry and oppressive government before he can escape southwards towards Byzantium fighting off Turkish mercenaries and Pecheneg raiders: success but at a dreadful cost. Part 7 of 'The Wanderer Saga' set in 10th. century Europe with research provided in extensive End-Notes.
Swords for Sale
Series: The Wanderer, BOOK 6. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 108,730. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015 by Bob Hyslop. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Finland 986-88 Ethelwulf quickly breaks with the Kainuu exploiting the Sami. Still mistrusted by the Vikings, even after winning a public duel, he helps save Aldeigjuborg on lake Ladoga, their main base when attacked by a unified Finnish force. The exiles slip away to Russia.Part 1 of 'The Wanderer Saga' set in 10th. century Europe with research provided in extensive End-Notes.
Empty Triumphs
Series: The Wanderer, BOOK 5. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 82,040. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015 by Bob Hyslop. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
'The Swedish Sea'; 985-6 The exiles are enticed from the Danish court of Harald Bluetooth to despoil The Sons of Hel. Pagan sacrifice & pagan treachery drive them towards the doomed Styrbjorn & the Jomsviking attempt vs. the Swedish throne. They escape but become marked men in the Viking world. Part 5 of 'The Wanderer Saga' set in 10th. century Europe with research provided in extensive End-Notes.
Blood Feud
Series: The Wanderer, BOOK 4. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 100,570. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015 by Bob Hyslop. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Iceland 984-5 Ethelwulf may feel safer here but he soon falls into the intrigues, alliance & feuds recorded in Icelandic Sagas. He also meets 2 witches - one evil & the other...... Not quite as expected. Blamed for violence at an Althing, he is expelled. Part 4 of 'The Wanderer Saga' set in 10th. century Europe with research provided in extensive End-Notes.
Land of Disorder
Series: The Wanderer, BOOK 3. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 70,320. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015 by Bob Hyslop. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Ireland 981-84. Ethelwulf reaches Ireland - then a land of kinglets, magic & frequent war. He immediately loses several followers in a disastrous venture, just the first example of treachery marking his stay. Distrusted on all sides he is finally expelled. Part 3 of 'The Wanderer Saga' set in 10th. century Europe with research provided in extensive End-Notes.
Isle of Intrigues
Series: The Wanderer, BOOK 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 87,660. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2015 by Bob Hyslop. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Jersey 979-81 Ethelwulf & his followers reach Jersey, ruled by the Normans, and become involved in a series of episodes involving murder, theft, fraud and piracy etc. They make both friends & enemies and too late realise they are not beyond the power of England when Ethelwulf is seized. Part 2 of 'The Wanderer Saga' set in 10th. century Europe with research provided in extensive End-Notes.
Witness To Murder
Series: The Wanderer, BOOK 1. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 93,360. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2015 by Bob Hyslop. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
England 979 Ethelwulf witnesses the murder of his king at Corfe, is hunted as an outlaw and pays a dreadful price for his escape from England. Part 1 of 'The Wanderer Saga' set in 10th. century Europe with research provided in extensive End-Notes.

R. Hyslop's tag cloud

althing    basil ii    benedictines    bulgars    corfe murder    fossils    gaels    gotland    high kings    holmgangr    jerusalem    jomsvikings    kainuu    kenugard    khazaria    magic and shape shifters    maronites    millenium    murder    normans    outlaws    paganism    pechenegs    pilgrims    sami    second coming    seljuks    sicily    slavehunting    styrbjorn    the wanderer    the wanderer saga    turks    uppsala    varangians    viking adventure    vikings    vladimir i    wanderer    wends    witchery