Owerd is a marvellous character and with him James Gault takes us on a fabulous journey through the time of the Norman conquest. From monk to knight, Owerd’s rise is a compelling tale. A pleasure to read, and I hope we are to meet Owerd in a sequel. – Amazon Review
Life can be very tough for a dutiful young man in the 11th Century who is poor and without prospects or “connections”. Courage, determination and a capacity to endure hardship can maybe make the man. He is still learning to “know his station” when his country is invaded.
Can courage and determination serve to aid fate and the help of a strong woman in transforming this man into a reputable knight outwardly loyal to his new king? Horrors, hardships and internal conflicts abound, as does loss, but Owerd will be a different man when he faces his ultimate challenge.
Shortlisted – UK Historical Fiction competition: “Highly regarded.”
Thrilling from the start. It felt like I was in the 11th century with Owerd. Great story and couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait for more historical fiction from the author. -Amazon Review
About the Author
James Gault is a former Naval Captain who has spent much of his adult life at sea in ships, boats and yachts, developing a healthy respect for the power of nature in the process. He loves reading and writing historical fiction whilst retaining an abiding interest in historical fact. He now lives in a small coastal town in Australia.