The Reckoning of Rheged is the stunning third novel in Maria Johnson's beautiful trilogy about Daniel and his journey through Dark Ages England.
But will it be the last?
The Reckoning of Rheged had me hooked from page one. The narrative brings together threads and themes explored throughout the first two novels of the series, leading them to a poignant and heartfelt conclusion.
If you enjoy stories of the medieval north, this series will resonate with you.
Daniel is a fighter, emotionally and physically, and he will do anything to protect the people he loves. The Reckoning of Rheged sees him drawn into a new quest and a new interpretation of 'the prophecy'.
The writing is fast-paced and will have you on the edge of your seat, wanting to know what will happen next.
I highly recommend this wonderful novel, and series. While The Reckoning of Rheged does stand alone as a novel, I feel you would get far more from it if you start from the beginning with The Boy from the Snow.
From Olympia Publishing
Dark Ages England, 597 AD. As the war draws closer to his home, everything Daniel loves could be lost forever.
In Rheged's capital city, court is embroiled by scandal and rumours. A prophecy is made about the child princess, Imogen.
After Princess Imogen is kidnapped by the enemy, Daniel races on a quest to get her back. Can he fulfil his promise to bring her home? Could her kidnapping be part of the prophecy? Even if he does rescue her, will any of Rheged be left?
Historical fiction with fast-paced action, adventure and romance, this is the third novel in The Boy from the Snow series.
With the Reckoning of Rheged at hand, will anyone survive?
Words from the author
The inspiration for The Reckoning of Rheged came first of all from the story of the first two - The Boy from the Snow and The Veiled Wolf. After finishing book 2, I knew I wasn't done yet with my main character, Daniel, so the third novel in the series was born.
My inspiration from the series has been a much longer process - in fact I've had the idea of Daniel and some of the initial plot in my head from when I was about 7, making up stories as a child. When I was a teenager I realised the story hadn't left me and I began putting pen to paper. I finished the novel and began pursuing publication in my mid-late 20s.