In the Wake of the Comet Star
Published: Lulu (USA) Fiction 2014
Thrilling adventure tale set in 10th century England. As the first millennium closes, Anglo-Saxon England is gripped by fear and expectation of the end of the world. But an ancient prophesy foretells a hero, a man of destiny who will redeem the people. But who is he, and can he be found in time, as Viking raiders plan invasion and conquest? The second of his “Mercian Trilogy” series, this new story by Martin Wall is based on two Anglo-Saxon sagas which were lost after the Norman conquest — the saga of Edmund Ironside, and the saga of Edric Streona, the most dastardly villain in English history. The darkest period of Anglo-Saxon times, the disastrous reign of King Ethelred “the unready” forms the backdrop for this epic tale of one man’s quest as he traverses a country stricken by internal division, intrigue, and invasion by the Vikings.
Great fast read !
Going to see artefacts from The Staffordshire Hoard got me interested in pre Norman conquest history and more over stories from post Romanique period borne with a West Midlands origin. Searching for Mercian history I came across this gem of an easy read by Martin Wall which gives ample portions of factual happenings alongside a travelogue of escape adventure , battles and family feuds to match anything C J Sansom brings out. Exciting stuff that rampages around at least three corners of middle England with cast including a hapless king, murderous Danes and even more Devilish British villains.
[Amazon Customer – Four Stars]
A history that needs to be remembered.
I couldn’t put this down. Martin details the events precisely but with a great feeling of movement. The momentum builds through a tangled web of intrigue and corruption; mirroring for us, our present state of moral insensibility. So many things you wouldn’t dream could occur.
[Amazon Customer – Five Stars]
An easy book to read in the best sense of the word.
A very cleverly written book which successfully blens a fictional ,yet realistic story with hard historical fact. An easy book to read in the best sense opf the word.
[Amazon Customer – Five Stars]
- Author Martin Wall is interviewed by Charles Christian on The Weird Tales Radio Show22nd December 2019 - 1:52 pm
- Robert Plant sings his praises for Kinver author’s magic book16th September 2019 - 5:55 pm
- Listen – Martin is interviewed by Paul Ross on Talk Radio24th June 2019 - 5:54 pm
- The Anglo-Saxon Age: The Birth of England by Martin Wall – Review1st March 2017 - 10:37 am
- Warriors and Kings: The 1500-Year Battle for Celtic Britain by Martin Wall – Review19th February 2017 - 9:58 am
Books by Martin Wall
- The Magical History of Britain by Martin Wall19th September 2019 - 4:38 pm
- Warriors and Kings, The 1500-Year Battle For Celtic Britain by Martin Wall1st June 2017 - 1:06 pm
- The Anglo-Saxons in 100 Facts by Martin Wall15th June 2016 - 4:22 pm
- The Anglo-Saxon Age: The Birth of England by Martin Wall8th September 2015 - 4:34 pm
- In the Wake of the Comet Star by Martin Wall19th September 2014 - 4:46 pm