Anvil of God

iUniverse

It is 741. After subduing the pagan religions in the east, halting the march of Islam in the west, and conquering the continent for the Merovingian kings, mayor of the palace Charles the Hammer has one final ambition the throne. Only one thing stands in his way he is dying.

Charles cobbles together a plan to divide the kingdom among his three sons, betroth his daughter to a Lombard prince to secure his southern border, and keep the Church unified behind them through his friend Bishop Boniface. Despite his best efforts, the only thing to reign after Charles's death is chaos. His daughter has no intention of marrying anyone, let alone a Lombard prince. His two eldest sons question the rights of their younger pagan stepbrother, and the Church demands a steep price for their support. Son battles son, Christianity battles paganism, and Charles's daughter flees his court for an enemy's love.

Based on a true story, Anvil of God is a whirlwind of love, honor, sacrifice, and betrayal that follows a bereaved family's relentless quest for power and destiny.

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About the author

J. BOYCE GLEASON earned an AB in history from Dartmouth College, bringing a strong understanding of the events that shaped the past to his historical fiction. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Mary Margaret. They have three sons.

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Publisher
iUniverse
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Published on
Jul 31, 2013
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Pages
440
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ISBN
9781475990195
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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