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The Key to Castle Krondolee

by Jayden Woods

A foreigner surprises everyone in Castle Krondolee when she claims to possess the key to a room that has remained closed for centuries, its contents unknown. Arken Jeridar, descended from the god of greed, schemes...

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Last Tales of Mercia 6: Hereward the Wake

by Jayden Woods

Young Hereward ("the Wake") finds out that a Norman castle is being built in Shropshire and rides with a group of rowdy boys to cause trouble. Set in the Dark Ages of Engla-lond, the "Last Tales of Mercia" are...

Last Tales of Mercia 5: Osgifu the Sister

by Jayden Woods

Osgifu finds out that her sister, Elwyna, may soon be hanged for murder. She faces a hard decision of whether to leave matters to fate or oppose the Normans herself. Set in the Dark Ages of Engla-lond, the "Last...

Last Tales of Mercia 4: Ralph the Knight

by Jayden Woods

When a fight between a Norman and a Saxon gets out of hand, Sir Ralph must employ the help of a knight named Geoffrey to cover up the unfortunate incident. Set in the Dark Ages of Engla-lond, the "Last Tales...

Last Tales of Mercia 3: Elwyna the Exile

by Jayden Woods

In the late 1040's, the first group of Norman lords arrives in Engla-lond. King Edward believes they are allies. But as Lord Richard FitzScrob begins to construct the first Norman castle in Engla-lond, the conflict...

Last Tales of Mercia 2: Richard the Norman

by Jayden Woods

In 1051, King Edward calls upon the lords of Engla-lond to protect him from the rebellious earl of Wessex, Lord Goodwin. Richard FitzScrob is a Norman lord who has only been in Engla-lond for a few years and...

Last Tales of Mercia 1: Emma the Queen

by Jayden Woods

Queen Emma’s own son, King Edward, has been turned against her by Goodwin of Wessex and Archbishop Robert from Normandy. Edward accuses his mother of treachery and adultery with an English bishop. To prove...

Lost Tales of Mercia

by Jayden Woods

All ten Lost Tales of Mercia set in Anglo-Saxon England can now be read in a single ebook. A mother defies an ealdorman for the sake of her son. A boy becomes king at eleven years of age through the scandalous...

Ashes of Dearen: Book 1

by Jayden Woods

A red-eyed assassin, an unready princess, a sadistic politician, and an adulterous queen all desire the secret behind a magical dust known as safra. Safra is said to bring happiness, but these characters’...

The Tenth Lost Tale of Mercia: Edmund the Aetheling

by Jayden Woods

In the tenth and final Lost Tale, young prince Edmund suspects a plot against his father's life. He turns to his siblings, Aydith and Aethelstan, for help, but King Ethelred heeds none of them. Will they ever...

The Ninth Lost Tale of Mercia: Runa the Wife

by Jayden Woods

Runa expects to live her entire life isolated in the woods until she meets Thorkell the Tall. She tries to conform to society through a traditional marriage, but at a very high cost to them both. “The Lost...

The Eighth Lost Tale of Mercia: Canute the Viking

by Jayden Woods

As a teenager, Canute struggles to find his place among a fortress of Jomsvikings and the differing religions surrounding them. An unexpected relationship with another Jomsviking, forbidden by the Christians,...

The Seventh Lost Tale of Mercia: Hildred the Maid

by Jayden Woods

In 1005 A.D., a terrible famine strikes Engla-lond. When a poor young woman named Hildred grows desperate enough to break the law for her survival, a rising thegn named Eadric takes her fate in his hands. “The...

The Sixth Lost Tale of Mercia: Hastings the Hearth Companion

by Jayden Woods

A royal hearth companion named Hastings fights on the front lines of battle for duty and the Golden Cross, but he entertains unrealistic notions of how his mistress, Aetheling Aydith, might reward him. “The...

The Fifth Lost Tale of Mercia: Alfgifu the Orphan

by Jayden Woods

In the wildest Lost Tale yet, we jump to the year 1014. Alfgifu of Northampton joins forces with Canute, the new and young king of the Vikings. Alfgifu believes that her father was murdered in cold blood by...

The Fourth Lost Tale of Mercia: Athelward the Historian

by Jayden Woods

Lord Athelward, an ealdorman who also wants to write history, finds his peace of mind disturbed when a strange woman named Golde and her young son Eadric show up on his doorstep with a ridiculous proposal. “The...

The Third Lost Tale of Mercia: Aydith the Aetheling

by Jayden Woods

Aydith's story is that of a young aetheling who, despite her royal blood, can get no one to listen to her willful opinions. With the encouragement of a kind hearth companion named Hastings, perhaps she will...

The Second Lost Tale of Mercia: Ethelred the King

by Jayden Woods

This haunting short story illustrates the scandalous circumstances surrounding King Ethelred's rise to power at the age of eleven, and reveals why the entire reign of so-called "Ethelred the Unready" seems to...

The First Lost Tale of Mercia: Golde the Mother

by Jayden Woods

“The Lost Tales of Mercia” are ten short stories set in England near the end of the Viking Age, releasing every other Tuesday. Though fictional, they are heavily researched and feature many real historical...