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The author of the book: Martin Jensen
Date of issue: October 29th 2013
ISBN 13: 9781477807262
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The first in the bestselling Danish series of historical mysteries
The newly crowned King Cnut of Denmark has conquered England and rules his new empire from Oxford. The year is 1018 and the war is finally over, but the unified kingdom is far from peaceful.
Halfdan’s mixed lineage—half Danish, half Saxon—has made him a pauper in the new kingdom. His father, his brother, and the land he should have inherited were all taken by the new king’s men. He lost everything to the war but his sense of humor. Once a proud nobleman, Halfdan now wanders the country aimlessly, powered only by his considerable charm and some petty theft. When he finds an unlikely ally in Winston, a former monk, he sees no reason not to accept his strange invitation to travel together to Oxford. Winston has been commissioned to paint a portrait of the king at the invitation of his new wife, and the protection of a clever man like Halfdan is well worth its price in wine and bread.
But when the pair’s arrival in court coincides with news of a murder, the king has a brilliant idea: Why not enlist the newly arrived womanizing half-Dane and the Saxon intellectual to defuse a politically explosive situation? The pair represents both sides of the conflict and seem to have crime-solving skills to boot. In their search for the killer, Halfdan and Winston find seduction, adventure, and scandal in the wild early days of Cnut’s rule.
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Read information about the authorMartin Jensen debuterede i 1998 ned den historiske roman "Frit gennem Jylland", som er genudgivet i 2011.
Han modtog i 2009 Edvard Pedersens Biblioteksfonds Forfatterpris og Det Danske Kriminalakademis hæderspris for 7-bindsserien om byfoged Eske Litle og Assens i 1300-tallet.
Han har desuden skrevet fem samtidsromaner og de historiske romaner Soldaterhoren, Tømrerens datter og Ravneflugt.
Bestselling Danish novelist Martin Jensen was born in 1946 into a working-class family and worked as a teacher and a headmaster in Sweden and Denmark before becoming a full-time author in 1996. He and his wife collect mushrooms, enjoy bird watching, and are botany enthusiasts. Martin Jensen is the author of twenty-one novels. The King's Hounds is his first title to be published in English.
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