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Kin of Cain
01 Mar 2017 * EBOOK * £0.99 * 9781784978860

AD 630. Anglo-Saxon Britain. Bassus, the king's champion, is sent to rid the land of a terror that stalks the hills, moors and marshes of Bernicia.

Fiction / FJH (Action & Adventure)
Extent: 48 pages
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Kin of Cain: A Short Bernicia TaleMatthew Harffy

AD 630. Anglo-Saxon Britain. A gripping, action-packed historical tale set in the world of The Bernicia Chronicles. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell.

Winter grips the land in its icy fist. Terror stalks the hills, moors and marshes of Bernicia. Livestock and men have been found ripped asunder, their bones gnawed, flesh gorged upon. People cower in their halls in fear of the monster that prowls the night.

King Edwin sends his champions, Bassus, Octa and band of trusted thegns, to hunt down the beast and to rid his people of this evil.

Bassus leads the warriors into the chill wastes of the northern winter, and they soon question whether they are the hunters or the prey. Death follows them as they head deeper into the ice-rimed marshes, and there is ever only one ending for the mission: a welter of blood that will sow the seeds of a tale that will echo down through the ages.

What readers are saying about KIN OF CAIN:

'The tale is full of suspense, it's dark, gritty and gruesome ... what more could you possibly want?'

'Absolutely gripping, edge of the seat reading. If you're into Bernard Cornwell you'll love this!'

'Clever short story by a master story teller'

Can't wait for the next instalment of the Bernicia Chronicles? Search 9781784978853 to pre-order KILLER OF KINGS!

Matthew Harffy grew up in Northumberland where the rugged terrain, ruined castles and rocky coastline had a huge impact on him. He now lives in Wiltshire, England, with his wife and their two daughters. @MatthewHarffy www.matthewharffy.com

Author active on social media and within historical fiction community.

Over 50k copies sold across the series so far.

Active website and newsletter - www.matthewharffy.com.


'I really enjoyed this and recommend it if you want a short, fast, exciting ride!', KMReads

'I'm sure fans of the Bernicia Chronicles will enjoy the story. I certainly did', M J Porter, NetGalley

'A classic adventure story ... An absolute brilliant read', Karina Dumiati, NetGalley

'If you're a fantasy, horror, or historical fiction lover then you'll LOVE this novella ... Who knew you could get such an epic story in such a small book!?', ashleigh Richie, NetGalley

'I thoroughly enjoyed this adventurous book set in Anglo Saxon Britain. I will be looking for more by this talented historical fiction author', Polly Krize, NetGalley

'A fine, fast and wonderfully Viking/Anglo Saxon adventure that will appeal to not only fantasy readers but folk-lore students and adventure nuts', Lives and Love of a Book Nerd

'If you have not read Matthew's work then this is a fantastic way to have a peek before committing to one of the full novels ... I'm positive you will love the clever way he has woven this around an old tale', Parmenion Books

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