Sunday 30 June 2019

Blog Tour: Extract from The Final Reckoning by Chris Bishop

I am very excited to be part of the blog tour today for The Final Reckoning by Chris Bishop. I have an extract to share with you today and if you like the sound of that, you can click here to order your copy now. Don't forget to check out the other blogs on the tour for more exclusive content and reviews!

Here's what it's all about...

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  


Godric seemed much more at ease than most of the others. There were already thirty or forty men within the stockade and he was positioning them behind the fence in pairs, each with a basket of arrows set between them. Others were being stationed at various strategic points and on the island.
‘How goes it?’ I asked.
He grinned broadly, clearly enjoying his role. ‘I wouldn’t want to be one of the Vikings when this lot show themselves,’ he joked.
‘How will you use them?’
‘I’ve ordered them to keep out of sight. As soon as the Vikings come within range we’ll show ourselves and, on my command, will loose a volley of arrows directly into their ranks. That should slow them down a bit. My men will then continue to shoot at will as rapidly as they can. Not all are excellent shots but it won’t much matter; the barrage should suffice to hit them hard. Those that do get past us will still have my men on the island to deal with when they try to
cross the river.’

Thanks so much to Chris for stopping by the blog today-don't forget to check out the other blogs on the tour for more exclusive content and reviews!


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