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What happens when the world’s worst shrew meets the world’s most formidable warrior?

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Mirrored Sword is a comedy as black as the Plague, as turbulent as the Wars of the Roses. She is an aspiring painter and devoted Yorkist. He is the legendary but ageing Beast of Ferrybridge – a Lancastrian Stalwart! Rebellion in Lincolnshire throws them together, the Yorkist king keeps them together, and thus they must work out their destinies and England’s, in an epic story that combines laughter and tears, romance and adventure, history and make-believe, high art and vulgar entertainment: a medieval banquet, loaded with surprises, colourful characters and poetic justice.

Available in both eBook and paperback.

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Part One, The Dance, is a journey from Lincolnshire to London, where he goes in search of a fool brother, and she goes in quest of a royal romance, the story careering through a series of revealing encounters, climaxing in treachery and mayhem at Baynard Castle, the king’s London home.

Part Two, The Tour, is their return journey from London to Lincolnshire, as companions and fellow travellers of the king, when their previous encounters are even more revealing in reverse order, ending in a rising tide of bloodshed and revenge, malice and pure evil, hope and desperate self-belief, deep in the fens.


The narrative represents the viewpoints of eight different characters in Part One, and then concentrates on the viewpoints of just two characters in Part Two, the hero and heroine, as they struggle to shake off, manipulate, dominate, or understand and accept each other. Themes include conflicting loyalties and challenging relationships associated with lovers, friends, family, pets, and political allies. Chapters are presented as 31 calendar dates in the year 1471. The book includes a map, charts and headers to orientate readers.

The narrative represents the viewpoints of eight different characters in Part One, and then concentrates on the viewpoints of just two characters in Part Two, the hero and heroine, as they struggle to shake off, manipulate, dominate, or understand and accept each other. Themes include conflicting loyalties and challenging relationships associated with lovers, friends, family, pets, and political allies. Chapters are presented as 31 calendar dates in the year 1470. Each book includes a map, a chart and headers to orientate readers.


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Below is the new ‘omnibus’, containing both parts in one volume (772 pages), available only in paperback. It is priced for sale in bookstores – quite expensive by Amazon’s usual standards but still comparable to Amazon’s combined price for the paperbacks Part One and Part Two. Only Amazon USA and UK link it to the other books. Australians can access it here:

All three books come with a map. Here is one of them. Slide the divider to see the other.


What happens when the world’s worst shrew meets the world’s most formidable warrior?