When The Longships Came

When The Longships Came

Historical Novel Set in Viking Times

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Author: Ross Richdale
Length: 211 page(s)
Written: Aug 2017
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Category: Fiction & Literature » Novels  |  Work: Novel
Keywords: historical novel, Vikings, Viking Times, drama, adventure, fiction, Ross Richdale,

In 865 AD Vikings attack a monastery in Northumbria.

In 865AD Vikings attack the Bramingham Monastery in the Kingdom of Northumbria. The building is looted with everything of value taken by the pagans. Abbess Jane and senior nuns are slaughtered and the younger nuns abducted into slavery. Maiden Kendra, minding the monastery sheep on the top plateau during the attack survives.

This is her story.

One other survivor, postulant Jolene finds her and together they return to the monastery. Secrets are discovered, including secret tunnels and evidence of clandestine trading with Vikings. Refugees from an nearby village are welcomed but a knight from the King's army arrives who is as ruthless as the Vikings. He is driven off but places the monastery under siege.

But what will happen with two enemies, the massive Viking invasion fleet expected and the King's army wanting to starve them into surrender? Also Kendra finds that her father is a dying Viking chief who wants to see her, Should she accompany a Viking back to his homeland?


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About the Author

Ross Richdale | Author on XinXii.com

Member since: May 2011
Publications on XinXii:  39
After a teaching career, Ross Richdale now writes full time. He has completed over 50 contemporary and science fiction novels, most of which are on line as ebook. He lives iwith Kay, his wife in the small university city of Palmerston North in the North Island of New Zealand and is married with three adultt children and six grandchildren.

When he is not writing, Ross enjoys designing ebook covers, drawing, constructing Lego models and wandering in the countryside.

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