A spellbinding story of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the brutal world of 10th century England.
Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. He has written three previous bestselling historical series, including Wars of the Roses. Dunstan is a stand-alone novel set in the red-blooded world of tenth-century England, and The Falcon of Sparta is a stand-alone in which Iggulden returns to the Ancient World. The first book in his new Athenian series, The Gates of Athens, was a Sunday Times top five bestseller. Protector is the latest instalment in the Athenian series.
One of the most interesting historical novels of recent times * The
Iggulden's Dunstan is a vivid, convincing character * BBC History Magazine *
This engrossing novel is rich in intrigue, with Iggulden breathing life into this remarkable and complex figure who played a vital role in safeguarding a newly united England * Daily Express *
Iggulden... tells an absolutely cracking story... the pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent * The Times *
Iggulden takes what you thought was a ho-hum era and peopled it with characters so finely honed it becomes a gripping and glorious legend. Can't fault the man. Brilliant! * Weekend Sport *
Breathes new life into the darkest and most dramatic of times * Star *
Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction * The Daily Mirror *
Compelling reading * Woman and Home *
Superbly plotted and paced * The Times *