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  • Author:
    Richard John Denning
  • ISBN:
    095648350X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0956483508
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  • Publisher:
    Mercia Books (January 28, 2010)
  • Pages:
    354 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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    4.1
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Richard Denning's The Amber Treasure is a realistic portrayal of life and warfare set in the brutal early Dark Ages of Britain.

Richard Denning's The Amber Treasure is a realistic portrayal of life and warfare set in the brutal early Dark Ages of Britain. Denning does an outstanding job of giving the reader insight into the time when the Anglo-Saxons were coming to power following the exit of the Roman Occupiers.

Northern Crown Series. The Amber Treasure is historical fiction. hild of Loki (Coming 2011). Hourglass Institute Series. Young Adult Science Fiction). 2. Yesterday's Treasures. However, in this book I have tried − wherever possible − to use real place names as well as the names of the real historical characters who existed at the time. All this is difficult, given the scarcity of records for this period − the ‘darkest’ years of the dark ages.

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Richard John Denning. about this book: A tale from the darkest years of the Dark Ages. The Amber Treasure is the first novel in the Northern Crown Series. There are two more books already published with plans for more. Britain in AD 597: a land very different from today. It is a land divided into dozens of warring kingdoms -for these years witness the birth pangs of the nation we know today.

Book in the The Northern Crown Series). Cerdic is the nephew of a great warrior who died the hero of the 6th century Anglo-Saxon country of Deira. by Richard John Denning. Growing up in a quiet village, he dreams of the glories of battle and of one day writing his name into the sagas.

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Richard John Denning (born 11 August 1967) is an English author of historical novels and fantasy novels. Currently he has published seven novels. The genre of his books are historical fiction, horror, and fantasy. Denning also is a board game designer. Denning was born in Ilkeston in 1967. He attended Myton School in Warwick and the University of Manchester, where he studied medicine.

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By (author) Richard John Denning. Other books in this series. 18% off. The Amber Treasure. This is the first novel in a series entitled "Northern Crown" which shows, through the eyes of Cerdic, the rise to greatness of the Kingdom of Northumbria. It is a journey that involves treachery, murder, great courage and epic battles.

Cerdic is the nephew of a great warrior who died the hero of the 6th century Anglo-Saxon country of Deira. Growing up in a quiet village, he dreams of the glories of battle and of one day writing his name into the sagas. He experiences the true horrors of war, however, when his home is attacked, his sister kidnapped, his family betrayed and his uncle's legendary sword stolen. Cerdic is thrown into the struggles that will determine the future of 6th century Britain and must show courageous leadership and overcome treachery, to save his kingdom, rescue his sister and return home with his uncle's sword. The Amber Treasure is historical fiction set in the chaotic, bloody years of the late 6th century. This is the first novel in a series entitled "Northern Crown" which shows, through the eyes of Cerdic, the rise to greatness of the Kingdom of Northumbria. It is a journey that involves treachery, murder, great courage and epic battles.

Jorad
This author gets a good, solid three stars from me. His mechanics are good. He knows his subject, and he knows where he wants to take the reader. I was never tripped by the plot, character names, titles or places, which is a miracle for me. I do like this author's style. His chief characters have room to grow.

In sixth century England the Welsh are fairly well established. The massive immigration from the continent of loosely connected tribes had pushed the Welsh westward where they remain today. The author describes the battle between Wales and other tribes when Wales seeks to regain a little bit of their lost real estate. Eventually England will form into a country but not before the people nearly kill each other off in their wars against each other yet to come.

The author tells the story of renouned people through imaginary characters. Perhaps they will appear again in another novel. I hope so.

Thank you, Mr. Denning, for a good read.
Sharpmane
Richard Denning's The Amber Treasure is a realistic portrayal of life and warfare set in the brutal early Dark Ages of Britain. Like other reviewers, I was impressed with the extensive research done by Denning to vividly depict 6th Century England. Denning does an outstanding job of giving the reader insight into the time when the Anglo-Saxons were coming to power following the exit of the Roman Occupiers.

Denning is a master story-teller and wraps all that research and insight into an entertaining yet realistic action/adventure story about a boy growing into a man during tumultuous times. I highly recommend, The Amber Treasure.
Grokinos
The story th line was good; the characters development was also good; the insights into human behavior and longings were good; the battle action and overall pace of the story was good. The difficulty I had was with the lack of punctuation. Many times I had to read and reread a run on sentence to find the proper phrasing. This in order to come away with what I thought was the author's intent. That slowed down the read to a crawl, causing a delay in desire to pick up where I had stopped reading. The languages was a mix of the setting and present day--a tad disappointing.
This work would be much better with consistent punctuation and grammar. Sir, the editor failed you and disappointed me.
Dont_Wory
While moping about waiting for the next Bernard Cornwell novel in the Saxon Tales series I came across Richard Denning's "The Amber Treasure." This was a fun, rousing adventure story taking place in the Dark Ages in the aftermath of Roman Britania. The character development was good;Mr. Denning demonstrates multiple,instances of youngsters forced by circumstances to mature. There was a "boo, hiss" villain in one -eyed Welshman Samlan; Cerdic the narrator wears a pretty white "helmet," but the author bestows faults on him too so he's well formed. Had to laugh when the story line veered to young Cerdic stating his battle logic---of course princes and lords will take the advice of a 17 yr old, let alone allow him entry to the war councils, right, ha ha! But all was in good fun. I enjoy historical fiction especially novels set in "England" during Viking days. One could substitute "Welsh" for "Viking" who are harrying the Saxons this time and the tale is just as enjoyable. I'm quite at a loss to understand why I seek out this genre when I'm a committed pacifist (and frankly, it's rather embarrassing!) but Mr. Denning didn't disappoint. And for you faint of heart, the battle scenes aren't too horribly gory. BTW, if you can get them to read, young adults would enjoy this novel, too. Therss
Charyoll
This is the first historical fiction I have read that I truly enjoyed. Once I started the first chapter, the author had hooked me as Cedric started talking about his journey. Cedric tells his story from a young farmer boy to a man warrior. The pace of Cedric tale is smooth and transition from one event to the next.

At times I felt I was with Cedric; especially at the battle at Catraeth. I could smell the odor of death, the pain of wounds, and the afterglow of victory. The main characters and the battles are well detailed. I immediately hated Samlen One Eye and kept hoping I, I mean Cedric, could eliminate Samlen. I missed my youngest sister Mildrith who Samlen kidnapped during a raid on my home.

I strongly recommend that you read this Five Star Book and you can live through Cedric and find out what happens. Does Cedric count coup by killing Samlen and is Mildrith freed, and experience the great battle at Catraeth; you need to read this book.
Shak
This story takes place in a time that isn't much written about so that makes it interesting. The Saxons are still fighting the Welsh, and it was a rude, crude, violent time in history. There was really only one true surprise in the plot for me, but I wasn't bored at all reading it. I finished it in 2 days because it kept me so interested that I carried my Kindle everywhere with me and read more at every opportunity. That's pretty rare for me, so that was a clear sign that I really enjoyed it. The hero is a young, untried warrior-to-be, who ends up finding himself in a leadership role way before he was ready for it, due to battle wounds that the experienced fighters suffered early on. There's only a tad bit of romance in it, and that's mostly the longing from a distance type. The main women in the story are spared being assaulted, which might not be realistic, but it was nice that the story didn't get into that stuff; I mean, I know that's what happened, as much as everyone else familiar with the times knows it, but I'd rather not read descriptions of it. The ending might be a little predictable, but it was still a very enjoyable read for me. I do recommend it, and I hope to read more by this author.