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March has been a month of holidays for most of us in the offices (trying to get our time away in before the Easter holidays) but there have still been a few books that have been released and we’ve got an exciting month to look forward to in April.

What we’ve published

 The Arm Rings of Yngvar Collection

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Welcome to Denmark, home of the Vikings When fate knocks at the door, it doesn’t matter how old you are or whether you want to go on an adventure or not. Join Erland Kabelsen, Christian Andersen, Dalla Ingeborgsdotter, Eva Axeldatter, Riki Andersen and Wifrith the Wolf as they set out on a journey that will change their lives and save their people.

This collection contains the first eight books in the Children of Ribe series that form the Arm Rings of Yngvar story arc. The titles including in the collection are FATE, WAR, WIFRITH, DOUBT, SKANE, SHIPWRECKED, FEAR and HOME.

Order your copy of the Arm Rings of Yngvar Collection – all 8 stories from the first story arc in the Children of Ribe series by C.S. Woolley. Only £35.99 including free UK delivery in paperback. It is currently unavailable in digital format.

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SOLDIERS ARE THERE TO KILL AND BE KILLED

They see us only as numbers, as less than them, created to be Soldiers made to fight in their war. But we are more than that, we are brothers, we gave ourselves names.

Some of us will live through training, but some of us will die. Soldiers are there to be killed, whether from their tests or because we fail in our mission. Soldiers are there to kill, fighting in a war we didn’t ask for.

But even amongst brothers there are secrets. There is something that they are not telling me. My brothers tell me I’m special, but I just don’t see it. Soldiers are there to kill and be killed, so why am I so important? Brotherhood will be put to the test as we battle to be the best. I am a soldier, I was made to fight their war, I cannot lose.

You can get your copy direct from out Etsy store for £13.99 in paperback and £2.39 in digital format.

All Hallows’ Eve in Stickleback Hollow

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When her parents die from fever, Lady Sarah Montgomery Baird Watson-Wentworth has to leave India, a land she was born and raised in, and travel to England for the first time. Finding it almost impossible to adjust to London society, Sarah flees to the county of Cheshire and the country estate of Grangeback that borders the village of Stickleback Hollow. A place filled with oddballs, eccentrics and more suspicious characters than you can shake a stick at, Sarah feels more at home in the sleepy little village than she ever did in the big city, however, even sleepy little villages have mysteries that must be solved.

It’s All Hallows’ Eve in Stickleback Hollow and the annual ball at Tatton Park is being held. It is Sarah’s first formal engagement since leaving London, and she isn’t looking forward to it – especially when the people she thinks of as friends are not invited. The veil between the spirit and living worlds is at its thinnest, and evil forces seem to be lurking everywhere.

This particular book is dedicated to the staff and owners of the Three Crowns in Wymeswold, Leicestershire, where C.S. Woolley spends a lot of her time writing and filling her social media feed with pictures of their food.

Available in paperback from £6.99 and digital format from £1.99.

What we’ve updated

We’ve added new pages and details for the new books we have released, as well as the all new bonus section that will have a variety of different resources to it as time goes on – make sure to check back regularly for updates!

We’ve also added our book an author page, if you are a school, library, community group, festival or something of that ilk, you can now find out how to book an appearance by one of our authors by visiting here.

What we’re looking forward to in April

April sees the launch of the Children of Snotingas by C.S. Woolley with the release of WYRD and the library event in Wilmslow, Cheshire, to mark the release – to find out more about the Wilmslow Library event see here.

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We should also have an exciting announcement about the not-quite-the-release party for We Do Not Kill Children by Penelope Wallace and news about the sequel, The 10th Province of Jaryar.

Besides WYRD we also have When Darkness Falls, book 7 in The Chronicles of Celadmore series to look forward to and the Lily & Rose Saga, book 4 in the Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren series.

April 2017

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Due to circumstances beyond out control, the Etsy store is down this weekend. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes, however if you do want to place a direct order with Mightier Than the Sword UK, you still can!

When it comes to digital books these are the current titles we are offering in .mobi and .epub format. When you order, please ensure you specify which ereader you use so that we can furnish you with the appropriate format.

eBooks

The Mysteries of Stickleback Hollow

A Thief in Stickleback Hollow – £1.80

The Children of Ribe

FATE – £1.80

WAR – £1.80

WIFRITH – £1.80

DOUBT – £1.80

SKANE – £1.80

SHIPWRECKED – £1.80

FEAR  – £1.80

HOME – £1.80

The Chronicles of Celadmore

Rising Empire: Part 1  – £2.39

Rising Empire: Part 2  – £2.39

Rising Empire: Part 3  – £2.39

Rising Empire Trilogy – £4.50

Shroud of Darkness  – £2.39

Lady of Fire  – £2.39

End of Days  – £2.39

Shroud of Darkness Trilogy – £4.50

Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren

Beginnings  – £2.39

Kevin Metis Saga  – £2.39

Derek Long Saga  – £2.39

Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Volume 1 – £1

Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Volume 2 – £1

Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Volume 3 – £1

Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: The Case of Mrs. Weldon – £1

Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Hunting the Priest Killer – £1

Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Murder in the First – £1

Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Sabrina – £1

Tales of Ragaris

We Do Not Kill Children – £2.39

Michael Morgan Books

In Exchange  – £2.39

Others

Brothers – £2.39

Paperbacks and Other Merchandise

The following paperbacks and other merchandise items are available direct from us. To order any of these books or merchandise items, please email office@mightierthanthesworduk.com with the subject heading: Direct Order. Include your name, the items you want to purchase and a delivery address. Our web gremlins will send an invoice from our paypal account to your email and once it has been paid, your order will be processed. We apologise for the long winded process, but it is only temporary.

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Order the paperback of A Thief in Stickleback Hollow, by C.S. Woolley for just £6.99 in paperback with free UK delivery  – the perfect gift for Mother’s Day

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Order the paperback of All Hallows’ Eve in Stickleback Hollow, the latest release from C.S. Woolley for just £6.99 in paperback with free UK delivery – the perfect gift for Mother’s Day

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Order the paperback of Brothers, the debut novel from Marlena R. Smith for just £13.99 in paperback with free UK delivery

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Pre-Order Wyrd, Book 1 in the Children of Snotingas series for just £5.99 including free UK delivery. Due for release on 3rd April 2017

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Order Rising Empire: Part 1, book 1 in the Chronicles of Celadmore series, by C.S. Woolley for £11.99 with free UK delivery

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Order Rising Empire: Part 2, book 2 in the Chronicles of Celadmore series, by C.S. Woolley for £11.99 with free UK delivery

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Order Rising Empire: Part 3, book 3 in the Chronicles of Celadmore series, by C.S. Woolley for £11.99 with free UK delivery

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Order the paperback of the Rising Empire Trilogy by C.S. Woolley for just £21.99 in paperback with free UK delivery

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Order Shroud of Darkness, book 4 in the Chronicles of Celadmore series, by C.S. Woolley for £11.99 with free UK delivery

LoF bestseller

Order Lady of Fire, book 5 in the Chronicles of Celadmore series, by C.S. Woolley for £11.99 with free UK delivery

EoD bestseller

Order End of Days, book 6 in the Chronicles of Celadmore series, by C.S. Woolley for £11.99 with free UK delivery

SoD Tril bestseller

Order the paperback of the Shroud of Darkness Trilogy by C.S. Woolley for just £21.99 in paperback with free UK delivery

Inexchange

Order In Exchange, Book 1 in the Michael Morgan series by Steven M. Caddy for £11.99 including free UK delivery

Beginnings best seller

Order the paperback of Beginnings, Book 1 in the Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren series by C.S. Woolley for just £11.99 in paperback with free UK delivery

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Order your copy of The Kevin Metis Saga, Book 2 in the Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren series by C.S. Woolley, for just £6.99 including free UK delivery

Derek Long best seller

Order your copy of The Derek Long Saga, Book 2 in the Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren series by C.S. Woolley, for just £6.99 including free UK delivery

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Order the paperback of We Do Not Kill Children, the debit novel from Penelope Wallace and the first book in the Tales of Ragaris series for just £13.99 in paperback with free UK delivery

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Order the paperback of Fate, Book 1 in the Children of Ribe series by C.S. Woolley for just £5.99 in paperback with free UK delivery

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Order the paperback of War, Book 2 in the Children of Ribe series by C.S. Woolley for just £5.99 in paperback with free UK delivery

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Order the paperback of Wifrith, Book 3 in the Children of Ribe series by C.S. Woolley for just £5.99 in paperback with free UK delivery.

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Order the paperback of Doubt Book 4 in the Children of Ribe series by C.S. Woolley for just £5.99 in paperback with free UK delivery

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Order the paperback of Skane, Book 5 in the Children of Ribe series by C.S. Woolley for just £5.99 in paperback with free UK delivery

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Order the paperback of Shipwrecked Book 6 in the Children of Ribe series by C.S. Woolley for just £5.99 in paperback with free UK delivery

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Order the paperback of Fear Book 7 in the Children of Ribe series by C.S. Woolley for just £5.99 in paperback with free UK delivery

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Order the paperback of Home, Book 8 in the Children of Ribe series by C.S. Woolley for just £5.99 in paperback with free UK delivery

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Order your copy of the Arm Rings of Yngvar Collection – all 8 stories from the first story arc in the Children of Ribe series by C.S. Woolley. Includes FATE, WAR, WIFRITH, DOUBT, SKANE, SHIPWRECKED, FEAR and HOME for only £35.99 including free UK delivery

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Order your very own boom gift set! Book gift sets are available for the following books and each includes a paperback copy of the book, a digital download card and an A3 poster from the series. The Chronicles of Celadmore gift sets also include two postcards. All gift sets come with free UK delivery. Rising Empire: Part 1 Gift Set – £14.95, Rising Empire: Part 2 Gift Set – £14.95, Rising Empire: Part 3 Gift Set – £14.95, Rising Empire Trilogy Gift Set – £27.95, Shroud of Darkness Gift Set – £14.95, Lady of Fire Gift Set – £14.95, End of Days Gift Set – £14.95, Shroud of Darkness Trilogy Gift Set – £27.95, Beginnings Gift Set – £14.95, Kevin Metis Saga Gift Set – £14.95, Derek Long Saga Gift Set – £14.95, FATE Gift Set – £11.95, WAR Gift Set – £11.95, WIFRITH Gift Set – £11.95, DOUBT Gift Set – £11.95, SKANE Gift Set – £11.95, SHIPWRECKED Gift Set – £11.95, FEAR Gift Set – £11.95, HOME Gift Set – £11.95, Arm Ring of Yngvar Gift Set – £41.99

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Get all 8 paperbacks in the Children of Ribe series by C.S. Woolley for just £45 including free UK delivery.

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Get your very own Arm Ring of Yngvar, specially crafted for our store by the talented Jelling Dragon Bronzesmiths. Yours in bronze for just £40 including free UK delivery. The twisted arm rings are finished with dragons, wolves, Odin’s ravens and Thor’s hammer. Each arm ring corresponds to one of the arm rings in the Children of Ribe books. If you want to purchase an arm ring and one of the titles, you can do this for £45 including free UK delivery and a download link for a digital copy of the chosen book as well.

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Get your own arm ring of Yngvar with this Viking Longship crafted for us by Jelling Dragon. This arm ring corresponds to the arm ring found in shipwrecked and is £45 on its own or £50 if you want to order the Shipwrecked gift set that includes the arm ring, a paperback copy of Shipwrecked and a download code for a digital copy of Shipwrecked.

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Get your very own arm ring of Yngvar crafted in pewter and finished with two wolf heads for only £35 including free UK delivery.

To order any of these books or merchandise items, please email office@mightierthanthesworduk.com with the subject heading: Direct Order. Include your name, the items you want to purchase and a delivery address. Our web gremlins will send an invoice from our paypal account to your email and once it has been paid, your order will be processed. We apologise for the long winded process, but it is only temporary.

17309005_10158303561925024_4504106175416710855_nFor those of you who have enjoyed reading the Children of Ribe books, we are extremely pleased to announce that our Etsy store is now stocking Viking arm ring replicas. These are not just any old arm rings though.

With the help of Jelling Dragon, we are offering historically accurate replicas of arm rings, some that have been specifically tailored to make the eight arm rings of Yngvar that appear in the Children of Ribe books.

All cast in bronze, these arm rings are made in the traditional fashion that the Vikings used hundreds of years ago. They can be made wider or narrower to fit different wrist sizes and are surprisingly light and comfortable to wear.

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the code TWEET05 at the checkout when purchasing your arm ring from the Etsy store.

This offer applies not only to the arm rings of Yngvar as individual items, but also to the all new Children of Ribe gift sets that include the relevant arm ring of Yngvar as well as a paperback and digital copy of the book in question.

There is also the new Arm Ring of Yngvar collection, a paperback that features the first 8 books in the Children of Ribe series in one collection.

The Etsy Store listings:

The Arm Rings of Yngvar Collection in paperback – £35.99 including free UK P&P

The Arm Rings of Yngvar replica arm rings- £40.00 – £45.00 each including free UK P&P

Book 2: WAR arm ring gift set – £45.00 including free UK P&P

Book 3: WIFRITH arm ring gift set – £45.00 including free UK P&P

Book 6: SHIPWRECKED arm ring gift set – £50.00  including free UK P&P and a donation of £5 to the RNLI.

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So far we’ve had tales from Ragaris, stories from Siren and short narratives from Stickleback Hollow. So today, on the 5th day of Advent, we at Mightier Than the Sword UK are pleased to bring you something from a time long past and from a distant land.

Yes, we’re talking about the shores of Denmark back when Viking tribes roamed the land and a small band of Children set out to find the arm rings of Yngvar. If you’re unfamiliar with what we are talking about, we are of course discussing the Children of Ribe series by C.S. Woolley.

Yes, though the Viking Saga for children doesn’t contain any Christmas celebration (the Vikings not being Christian and all) there are four tales that C.S. Woolley has prepared for us that deal with the first snow fall of winter from the perspective of the children on their quest, the people in the town of Ribe that is under siege, those laying siege to Ribe and the guardians of the arm rings of Yngvar. These tales have been written to eliminate as many spoilers as possible, however, as they take place at the end of Book 4 (DOUBT), there are some that are unavoidable.

This is the first of the four tales and they are delightful little stories that can be read to children, especially those who are excited about it snowing at Christmas.

The First Snow of Winter

The children were sat huddled around the small fire that Riki had built. The darkness was closing in around them and the cold had caused all their spirits to dip. War hadn’t come to the shores of Skåne, but none of the children could keep the siege at Ribe from their minds.

Eva was sat with Wifrith curled up at her feet. Even the wolf seemed to feeling the cold in the air. He whined and shivered, despite the heat from the fire. The warrior maiden thought about her parents back in Ribe. They had raised her as a warrior, trained her because they knew that she was destined to search for the arm rings of Yngvar. She had been miserable growing up because all the other children in Ribe made fun of her for training to fight. The old ways were changing and the tribes needed fighters to protect the villages from bandits, not warriors to fight tribe wars.  Her parents were both warriors, some of the last to take the trials of their ancestors, though Eva hoped that one day that she would get the opportunity to take them.

Christian was sat beside Eva, both of his arms wrapped around his chest to try and keep out the cold. Opposite him sat his brother Riki and his sisters, Camila and Beatrix. The three of them were huddled together to keep out the cold and had fallen asleep. Oleg and Joas, the two men from Hedeby were somewhere in the darkness, they had chosen to take the first watch over the camp to make sure that everyone stayed safe throughout the night.

Erland was lying on the other side of Christian and was snoring so loud that Christian was sure that anyone thinking about attacking them would be frightened off by the noise. Christian was glad that his siblings were so close, somewhere that he could protect them against the dangers that searching for the arm rings of Yngvar presented. His best friend seemed unconcerned about his family on the outside, but Erland had been quieter than usual since the news of the siege of Ribe had been brought to them.

Erland was an only child, just like Eva, and his parents were warriors in Ribe. They had taken the trials with Eva’s parents and he knew that they would be the ones fighting in the worst of the battles that were to take place around Ribe. But it wasn’t just his parents that his worried about. His grandfather, Pav, was one of the elders of Ribe and he had once set out with his friends to find the arm rings of Yngvar, though they had been unsuccessful. If it came to the defence of his home, Erland knew that Pav would gladly give up his life to protect those he had spent his life leading.

Pieter was sat hugging his knees on the other side of Eva. He had been sent away from Ribe to search for the arm rings once the siege had begun and felt that he should be serving with the rest of the warriors in the town – by defending it. He was wracked with guilt and the cold was only helping to deepen the melancholy that he felt.

Dalla was the final member of the company. She was using a stick to draw patterns in the dirt and frost in front of her, using the light from the fire to see by. It was Dalla’s way of keeping her hands from wringing with worry about her grandparents. Her parents had died and she had been sent to live with her grandparents in Ribe. She had barely been there a few days before she had set out on the quest to find the arm rings.

There seemed little to be cheerful about as the ten children and wolf spent their first night on the shores of Skåne.

“Hey look!” Christian said as he noticed something white fall to the ground.

“What is it?” Riki mumbled as he stirred in his sleep.

“It’s snowing.” Eva said quietly.

“It’s snowing!” Christian cried waking up Erland, Camila and Beatrix.

“What did you say?” Erland asked grumpily.

“It’s snowing! It’s snowing!” Eva shouted with glee. Erland, Riki, Christian, Eva, Wifrith, Camila and Beatrix were all on their feet in a moment, clamping their hands and dancing around the fire as the snow fell.

“I don’t understand. Why are you all so happy?” Dalla looked at her friends as though they were all crazy.

“Because snow falling here means it has already snowed in Ribe.” Oleg grinned as he and Joas came out of the darkness.

“Snow in Ribe means that there will be no fighting until the spring. Winter is here and we’ve got until the spring thaw to find the arm rings and bring an end to this war before they can start fighting again.” Joas explained.

“We have time to get the other arm rings?” Dalla asked brightly.

“Yes, and more importantly, we now have hope.” Joas replied.

More about the Children of Ribe

A Viking Saga. The Children of the Viking town of Ribe must find the eight arm rings of Yngvar. The arm rings contain magic, which will save their town from the warrior horde of King Viggo Odinsen.

To find out more about the four books in the Children of Ribe series, follow these links: FATE, WAR, WIFRITH, DOUBT.

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