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SPOTLIGHT: Owerd the Briton

I rarely watch television.

Between my day-job and the writing I'm involved with, I simply haven't the time or interest. That being said, there is one show on Amazon that has my attention, and now I've become a Time-Team junkie! This show is British and follows a team of archaeologists all over Britain and other places to see what they can dig up in just three days. It's a really fascinating show, and brings to light sites that might otherwise not have been excavated, thus becoming protected portions of history or ones that will demand further excavation.

If you've never seen Time Team, I highly recommend it, because the different archaeologists all have their own personalities, responsibilities, and interests. But there's one portion of British history they are ALL anxious to uncover: Anglo-Saxon history. Since the incredible discovery of the Sutton Hoo treasures back in 1939, diggers everywhere are anxious to find the next Saxon hoard, because Anglo-Saxon sites are hard to locate, and are in that shady portion of the Dark Ages where history is scant.

This week, I'm featuring a book written by James Gault, featuring a character names Owerd. The setting is in the late Saxon period, but still a major time of transition in British history. Below is the blurb, and as always, below that are links that will take you to James's sites and where you may purchase the book if you so choose. I was delighted recently to receive emails from two readers who have really appreciated the recommendations regarding many of these books.

READ ON, everyone!!!

All About Owerd the Briton

In Saxon England of the 1060s, the prospects for Owerd are grim. He is a Briton; son of a miller; and looks like a Dane. The Church beckons, as does a warrior life but he must first learn his ‘station’ with frequent humiliation.

Fate lends a hand in rewarding his courage but as his lot improves the Normans invade. Does he fight them or aid them?

His loyalties are tested by events involving violence, loss, love and fate as he tries to manage the balance between security and oppression.

All About James

James, or Jim by preference, was a successful mariner who spent much of his life at sea mucking around in ships and boats. That was the relatively adventurous part of his life, encompassing a good slice of the world and its ever-changing challenges and joys, from violent wars and cyclones to glorious sunrises and oceans of tranquillity.

These days the stability of reading and writing are preferred, especially writing about the fictional adventures of others. He enjoys the company of his wife Sally and Labrador dog Pippa in a small coastal town in Australia.

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This title is available to read on #KindleUnlimited

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