King in Waiting: A gripping, action-packed historical thriller (Paperback)

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'A rollicking historical adventure which flies like an arrow from a bow.' - Giles Kristian'One of the best Griff Hosker books I have ever read.' - Paul J Bennett

The sequel to runaway bestseller Lord Edward's Archer.

The year is 1264. Simon de Montfort defeats and captures King Henry III of England at the Battle of Lewes to become de facto ruler of the country.

Step forward Gerald War Bow, a man of humble birth but noble intentions, a superb archer and leader of men, and a committed servant of Lord Edward - the real heir to King Henry's throne.

So ensues a series of bloodthirsty battles, acts of bravery and rescue missions, all in the name of toppling the treasonous de Montfort. Finally, Gerald and his archers find themselves at the edge of battle at Evesham.

As the royalists face de Montfort's army, which still holds King Henry among its number, Gerald War Bow knows that the future of his country - and his own life - lie in the balance. As Gerald pulls back his bow, will he hit - or miss?

What everyone is saying about the Lord Edward's Archer Series:

"Great storyline bringing history to life" Terrie Williams ★★★★★

"What's NOT to like? Knights, princes, outlaws, and one very clever archer." Brook Allen ★★★★★

"This is certainly a Griff Hosker book. Lots of battlefield action, but built on historical English history like his many other books" D. Haskin ★★★★★

"Gritty historical fiction detailing the life of peasants, soldiers, and lords in thirteenth-century England." Nathan Duby ★★★★★

"If you are a fan of Bernard Cornwell, then you will love these books." Mike, Goodreads ★★★★★

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is well worth the read and the history lesson. If you like books by Bernard Cornwell, you will really like this book." Lesley Walsh ★★★★★

"Cannot wait for the next book in the Lord Edward's Archer series." David Swift ★★★★★

'From the first page to the last, Lord Edward's Archer grabbed me and did not let go. Hosker's depiction of life and struggles in that slice of early English history is real, brutal and utterly captivating.' - Eric Schumacher, award-winning historical fiction author of Hakon's Saga

Griff Hosker qualified as an English and Drama teacher in 1972 and worked in the North East of England for the next thirty-five years. During that time he wrote plays, pantos and musicals for his students. He then set up his own consultancy firm and worked as an adviser in schools and colleges. The financial crash of 2010 ended that avenue of work, and he found that he had time on his hands. Griff started researching the Roman invasion of Britain and began to create a novel. The result was The Sword of Cartimandua, his first book.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781839014536
ISBN-10: 1839014539
Publisher: Lume Books
Publication Date: August 13th, 2021
Pages: 272
Language: English