Fortress of Fury (The Bernicia Chronicles #7)

 FORTRESS OF FURY                                 MATTHEW HARFFY

War hangs heavy in the hot summer air as Penda of Mercia and his allies march into the north. Caught unawares, the Bernician forces are besieged within the great fortress of Bebbanburg.

It falls to Beobrand to mount the defense of the stronghold, but even while the battle rages, old and powerful enemies have mobilized against him, seeking vengeance for past events.

As the Mercian forces tighten their grip and unknown killers close in, Beobrand finds himself in a struggle with conflicting oaths and the dreadful pull of a forbidden love that threatens to destroy everything he holds dear.

With the future of Northumbria in jeopardy, will Beobrand be able to withstand the powers that beset him and find a path to victory against all the odds?


Though this was my first time reading this author or a book from this series, I felt like it did not matter. The action and dialogue between the characters keep you the reader going and drawn to the story until the end. Beobrands Black Shields are the ones protecting the king and the people in and around. When he finds out that the Mercians have decided to invade and he must find out if that is true or not. He must prepare for an attack, while he is also fighting within himself the feelings, he has for the Queen which he knows is wrong but still can’t deny his feelings.
There seems like a lot going on but the story is done in a way that you get to know the characters and the time. You feel yourself there back in time and I found myself wanting to go and read the previous books. This one though is an excellent story and I enjoyed the characters very much. I received this book from I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at

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