The Amber Treasure

Read by Richard Denning

(4.4 stars; 22 reviews)

Cerdic is the nephew of a great warrior who died a hero of the Anglo-Saxon country of Deira.

Growing up in a quiet village, he dreams of the glories of battle and of one day writing his name into the sagas. He experiences the true horrors of war, however, when his home is attacked, his sister kidnapped, his family betrayed and his uncle's legendary sword stolen.

Cerdic is thrown into the struggles that will determine the future of 6th century Britain and must show courageous leadership and overcome treachery, to save his kingdom, rescue his sister and return home with his uncle's sword.

The Amber Treasure is Historical Fiction set in Dark Age Northumbria

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Impressive detail - poor narration

(2.5 stars)

I wasn’t sure whether this was a book aimed at adults or children. The detail was excellent and the descriptions colourful but the dialogue was often incongruous and too modern. The narration lacked any passion and I found it very monotone. If you are going to read your own book at least try to put some life into in

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HI there everyone. I am glad my book is live. I have found a short error on the first episode - entirely my own fault where two clips over lap. A new version of this edition is being uploaded BUT I just wanted to apologise to anyone who has the ...

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This book is simply excellent. I'm not sure how accurate the depictions are of dark ages North Umbria, but you wouldn't know it from the completely believable descriptions in the book. There is little poetry in the writing nor in the telling, but that perfectly fits the story, with it's ...

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Richard John Denning, thank you for this story. It has helped renew my interest in this period of human history. I found it to be very entertaining and informative. The first time I listened to a few chapters, while working on my computer and it never really grabbed me. Last ...

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Very Very Well Done....I, Personally, am glad to finally have a period novel from an Anglo/Saxon POV... Can't tell ya how many Celtic novels I've read and/or listened too and while they were all very very good, I did feel that the stories were all a bit one-sided... Nice to ...

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This historical novel, told through the words of a young man who came of age in battle, had me enchanted form the beginning. I am fascinated by well researched and well written pieces of history and this tale satisfied both. I know how much time it takes to do research ...

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I really enjoyed this book. I listened to the audio version and enjoyed it from the begining to the end. Great characters, lots of action and a story that was engaging and interesting. Thanks for the work you put into the book and the reading.

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The narrators voice fits with this story perfectly. The whole story is well paced and developed. I've never been terribly interested in the war between the Saxons and the Welsh, but the story was engaging.