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  • Published: 19 March 2018
  • ISBN: 9781405921510
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $22.99

Dunstan

One Man. Seven Kings. England's Bloody Throne.




A spellbinding story of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the brutal world of 10th century England

'I have broken my vows. I have murdered innocents. I have trod down the soil over their dead face with my bare heels, and only the moon as witness. I have loved a woman and she ruined me. I have loved a king and yet I ruined him.'

The year is 937. England is a nation divided, ruled by minor kings and Viking lords. Each vies for land and power. The Wessex king Æthelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great, is readying himself to throw a spear into the north.

Behind him stands Dunstan, the man who will control the destiny of the next seven kings of England, and the fate of an entire nation.

Welcome to the original game for the English throne.

  • Published: 19 March 2018
  • ISBN: 9781405921510
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Conn Iggulden

Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. He has written three previous bestselling historical series, including Wars of the Roses. Dunstan is a stand-alone novel set in the red-blooded world of tenth-century England, and The Falcon of Sparta is a stand-alone in which Iggulden returns to the Ancient World. The first book in his new Athenian series, The Gates of Athens, was a Sunday Times top five bestseller. Protector is the latest instalment in the Athenian series.

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Praise for Dunstan

Breathes new life into the darkest and most dramatic of times

Star

Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction

The Daily Mirror

Compelling reading

Woman and Home

Superbly plotted and paced

The Times

Iggulden... tells an absolutely cracking story... the pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent

The Times

Iggulden takes what you thought was a ho-hum era and peopled it with characters so finely honed it becomes a gripping and glorious legend. Can't fault the man. Brilliant!

Weekend Sport

Iggulden's Dunstan is a vivid, convincing character

BBC History Magazine

This engrossing novel is rich in intrigue, with Iggulden breathing life into this remarkable and complex figure who played a vital role in safeguarding a newly united England

Daily Express

One of the most interesting historical novels of recent times

The Tablet

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