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Stories from 'WYRD WORLDS' writers! Four authors from the Wyrd Worlds and Wyrd Worlds II anthologies came together again in 2016 to create new works inspired by the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings...


by Stephanie M Bennion

Who really won the Battle of Hastings? Chicago teenager Jane Kennedy embarks on an adventure through multiple realities after fellow time travellers each realise they come from a future with a different past. Is there a rogue on the loose out to change history? A romp through alternate time lines in England 1066 to mark the 950th anniversary of the invasion that shaped Britain and Europe today.

(First published 14 October 2016; approx 16,000 words.)

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STEPHANIE M BENNION is a writer, musician and part-time civil servant, born and bred in the Black Country but now living in Hastings, England. Writing as Steph Bennion, her witty space-opera mysteries for young adults and adults young-at-heart are a reaction to the dearth of alternative heroes amidst bookshelves swamped by tales of the supernatural, not that there's anything wrong with a bit of fantasy now and then...



by L. J. Hick

Thomas is a member of the Fyrd and is recruited into Harold Godwinson's army to confront Duke William II of Normandy. He is befriended by a blond-haired man called Kauko as they march to war. Thomas has no time for lords, kings or gods of any kind but Kauko seems to have a large amount of time for Thomas. What does Kauko have planned for Thomas?

(First published 14 October 2016; approx 8,000 words.)

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L. J. HICK is an author, guitarist and former advisor to major banks. Born in Birmingham, he now lives in Warwickshire, England with his wife and three children. His debut novel Gods and Monsters is the first book in his series The Last Days of Planet Earth, which concerns myths, religion, the environment and politics, delivered in a humorous style. The second book in the series is due for release later this year.



NORMAN BLOOD (novella)
by Barbara G. Tarn

Nineteen-year-old Robert Malet followed William the Bastard to England to claim the English throne. The battle near the small town of Hastings is the beginning of the Norman conquest of England, but also of Robert's second life. A vampire in 12th century Europe traveling, fighting and meeting his siblings in darkness, changing names through the years when his mortal life is gone. A Vampires Through the Centuries novella.

(First published 14 October 2016; approx 17,000 words.)

EBOOK recommended retail price: $4.99

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BARBARA G. TARN is a writer, sometimes artist, mostly a world-creator and storyteller. She's been building her world of Silvery Earth for a number of years: stories, comprise shorts, novels and graphic novels. Her Silvery Earth novella The Hooded Man received a honorable mention at the Writers of the Future contest. Used to multiple projects - a graphic novel is always on the side of the prose - she writes, draws, blogs and ignores her day job.



EADWEARD - A STORY OF 1066 (short story)
by Victoria Zigler

It is October 14th 1066, and King Harold's Saxon army is about to go in to battle against Duke William's invading Norman army. Among the ranks of the Saxons are two boys who shouldn't be there: Eadweard, and his best friend, Cerdic.

(First published 14 October 2016; approx 3,000 words.)

PAPERBACK / EBOOK recommended retail price: $7.99 / $2.99

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VICTORIA ZIGLER is a blind author of children's fiction and poetry. When she remembers to spend time in the real world, it's with her hubby and pets, though she sometimes indulges in other interests such as crafts, music, movies, figure and role-playing games, and doing a little cooking and baking. Victoria was born in the shadow of the Black Mountains in Wales and has been writing since she knew how. She became a self-published author in 2012.


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