Written by Tim Walker
Fifth century Britannia is in shock at the murder of charismatic High King, Ambrosius Aurelianus, and looks to his brother and successor, Uther, to continue his work in leading the resistance to barbarian invaders. Uther’s destiny as a warrior king seems set until his world is turned on its head when his burning desire to possess the beautiful Ygerne leads to conflict. Could the fate of his kingdom hang in the balance as a consequence?
Court healer and schemer, Merlyn, sees an opportunity in Uther’s lustful obsession to fulfil the prophetic visions that guide him. He is encouraged on his mission by druids who align their desire for a return to ancient ways with his urge to protect the one destined to save the Britons from invaders and lead them to a time of peace and prosperity. Merlyn must use his wisdom and guile to thwart the machinations of an enemy intent on foiling his plans.
Meanwhile, Saxon chiefs Octa and Ælla have their own plans for seizing the island of Britannia and forging a new colony of Germanic tribes. Can Uther rise above his family problems and raise an army to oppose them?
Book three in A Light in the Dark Ages series, Uther’s Destiny is an historical fiction novel set in the Fifth Century – a time of myths and legends that builds to the greatest legend of all – King Arthur and his knights.
This book is preceded in the series by Abandoned (book one) and Ambrosius: Last of the Romans (book two).
After being approached by the author with a request to review this novel, I realised that my current tbr list is jam packed so asked if it would be acceptable to pass it to my husband as the subject matter is definitely right up his street. So this is his (brief – he’s not as talkative as me, lol) review:
Fast-paced and Exciting!
This is my first read by Tim Walker, but it won’t be my last.
I felt I was back in Game of Thrones territory as I was gripped from the start. It had it all for me – battles, good guys, bad guys, and all getting what they deserved. This was a fast-paced and exciting read .. my only complaint is that it ended too soon!
I await the next installment.
John C Smith
So, Tim Walker, you have a new fan! I have to add that OH doesn’t read as much as I do but he flew through this one, a sign of just how enthralling he found it. So, if you could arrange to bring out another book for Christmas, I’ll make sure it’s on my list! As always, many thanks for my copy. This is the honest, original and unbiased opinions of the named reviewer.
Tags: historical fiction
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 5368 KB
- Print Length: 183 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Publication Date: 9 March 2018
- Link to Buy: http://amzn.eu/5PnjoIw
Meet the Author
Tim Walker is an independent author based in the UK.
His latest book is ‘Uther’s Destiny’ (launched in March 2018) – part three in the ‘A Light in the Dark Ages’ series.
In September 2017 he published his second book of short stories – ‘Postcards from London’.
‘Uther’s Destiny’ follows on from ‘Ambrosius: Last of the Romans’ (2017), and ‘Abandoned!’ (2015). The first two books in the series have found a wide readership since their re-launches in April 2017 with new content and covers.
Tim lives near Windsor – close to the River Thames – the inspiration for his first book of short stories, ‘Thames Valley Tales’.
His near-future thriller novel, ‘Devil Gate Dawn’, received pre-publication exposure on the Kindle Scout programme in March/April 2016, and has found a readership due to its dystopian predictions of a post-Brexit Britain beset by political turmoil under King Charles III’s rule and buckling under attacks from terrorist groups, and a portrayal of Trump America.
In early 2017 he published his first children’s book, co-authored with his daughter, Cathy – ‘The Adventures of Charly Holmes’.
Find out more at http://www.timwalkerwrites.co.uk