Today I’m excited to show you a new book that arrived through my door, or rather was delivered via a knock at the door as the book’s just too big to fit in a letterbox! 😅  I’m excited about this historical fiction as it’s by an author I only discvered last year.  I was lucky enough to be on the blog tour for A Time for Swords a brilliant beginning ot a series (which I hope to get the chance to read more of in future!) but this book is part of a different series, the Bernicia Chronicles, which the author also has and while I haven’t yet read the earlier books in this series, I’m keen to see what happens with this story and I’m sure I’ll be able to catch up! 🙂  Let’s take a look at this book and just look at that cover!…

June book haul Aries book close up
©The Strawberry Post – Beautiful silver celtic  knotwork detail on the cover!😍

For Lord and Land (Bernicia Chronicles) by Matthew HarffyGreed and ambition threaten to tear the north apart.
War rages between the two kingdoms of Northumbria. Kin is pitted against kin and friend becomes foe as ambitious kings vie for supremacy.
When Beobrand travels south into East Angeln to rescue a friend, he unwittingly tilts the balance of power in the north, setting in motion events that will lead to a climactic confrontation between Oswiu of Bernicia and Oswine of Deira.
While the lord of Ubbanford is entangled in the clash of kings, his most trusted warrior, Cynan, finds himself on his own quest, called to the aid of someone he thought never to see again. Riding into the mountainous region of Rheged, Cynan faces implacable enemies who would do anything to further their own ends.
Forced to confront their pasts, and with death and betrayal at every turn, both Beobrand and Cynan have their loyalties tested to breaking point.
Who will survive the battle for a united Northumbria, and who will pay the ultimate price for lord and land?


Doesn’t this sound exciting?  I love historical stories, especially set in the earlier medieval period!  Even though this is part of a series I’m hoping I can still enjoy it as a standalone, and who know, maybe it will make me want to read the whole series! 😀  I really can’t wait to read this and will be sharing my thoughts as part of a blog tour with my stop being on the 17th July, so please look out for that. 🙂

Do you like historical fiction?  What books are you currently reading?  Are there any books you are looking forward to reading or getting this month?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂