The Axe the Shield and the Halig Rood

THE AXE AND THE SHIELD mid rough


Volume 3
The Axe the Shield and the Halig Rood (completed and to be published in September 2011)

Storm driven from their planned destination on the east coast, the Folk land amongst strangers in the south west where they must survive as best they can.

They ally themselves with the local warlord Cerdic, Dux of Durnovaria and become embroiled in the endless local wars between petty chiefdoms.

In exchange for their alliance they receive land on which they build a new settlement. They become the Gewissae, 'the trusted ones' and intermingle with the Durotriges, the ancient inhabitants of their new land.

Creoda, the nephew of Gewis suffers many tragic losses before becoming Cerdic's successor as King over the growing land of Wessex.