Chaos ensued as the Revolt of the Earls began, and the country that’d been taken in 1066 with the Battle of Hastings was appearing to slip away. What on earth were the Normans to do?
Get ale, that’s what.
Alright, that’s probably not how it went, but then I didn’t know anything about the events of 1075 AD until after I started writing this book. As you might remember from when Ale Quest first came out, I got the cover first and then wrote the story for it, something I was doing a lot of about a year ago.
So what’s the story?
There’s a siege outside Norwich Castle, and one of the main knights is Sir Peter Godfried. Tasked with finding ale for the dry siege camp – something that might lift the men’s spirits and cause them to fight again – Sir Peter sets off. Unfortunately, Peter also has to guide a prisoner to the nearest garrison, and that prisoner just happens to be a woman named Agnes, a cantankerous one at that.
Over the course of their journey (a latter day road trip), the two discover a plot to upend the kingdom and betray King William. Together Peter and Agnes join their forces and the results are explosive.
I hope you’ll head on over to Amazon today and pick up a free copy of this book – it’s free until January 8th. Lots of people have already done so, and it’s shot the book up to #18,800 or so in the rankings, making it #30 in Arthurian and #2 in Medieval Children’s Books.