A Day of Reckoning (A Time for Swords) (Hardcover)

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A Day of Reckoning (A Time for Swords) (Hardcover)

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Hunlaf battles peril and intrigue on a dangerous voyage to Muslim Spain.

AD 796. Sailing in search of an object of great power, Hunlaf and his comrades are far from home when they are caught up in a violent skirmish against pirates.

After the bloody onslaught, an encounter with ships from Islamic Spain soon sees them escorted under guard to the city of Qadis, one of the jewels of the Emirate of Al-Andalus and the true destination of their voyage.

Hunlaf believes the Emir's lands hold the key to his search, but there are dangerous games at play. To achieve his goal, Hunlaf and his allies must walk a difficult path where friends and enemies alike are not always what they seem - and where a weapon deadlier than any yet seen could change the future of all the kingdoms in Europe.

The third thrilling historical adventure in the A Time for Swords series by Matthew Harffy, perfect for fans of Ben Kane, Simon Scarrow and Bernard Cornwell.

Reviews for A Day of Reckoning


'Top class adventure writing, with action that moves as fast and keen as a whetted blade.' Ian Ross
'A fascinating and thrilling tale set in eighth-century Europe, with vivid battle scenes and well-rounded characters.' Alex Gough

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. Matthew is the author of the critically acclaimed Bernicia Chronicles and A Time for Swords series, and he also presents the popular podcast, Rock, Paper, Swords!, with fellow author Steven A. McKay.

Follow Matthew at @MatthewHarffy and www.matthewharffy.com.

Product Details ISBN: 9781804548547
ISBN-10: 1804548545
Publisher: Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: A Time for Swords

“Prove[s] once again that Matthew Harffy is a master storyteller... stunning” —Grimdark Magazine

“A brilliant characterization of a difficult hero in a dangerous time. Excellent!” —Christian Cameron on Matthew Harffy

A Day of Reckoning is first class adventure from a true master of the genre. The next epic quest in the annals of Hunlaf sends him south into distant lands in a sweeping adventure packed with glorious historical detail. New weapons and new worlds await in a page turner for all fans of historical fiction.” —Peter Gibbons

“A few issues ago I asked husband (aka the slowest reader in Stortford) to review the first two novels in the trilogy “A Time for Swords”. He totally loved this” —Bishops Stortford Independent