The Last King (The Ninth Century, Book 1): Coffee Pot Book Club Blog Tour.

From author MJ Porter comes a thrilling new hero.

They sent three hundred warriors to kill one man. It wasn’t enough.

Mercia lies broken but not beaten, her alliance with Wessex in tatters.

Coelwulf, a fierce and bloody warrior, hears whispers that Mercia has been betrayed from his home in the west. He fears no man, especially not the Vikings sent to hunt him down.

To discover the truth of the rumours he hears, Coelwulf must travel to the heart of Mercia, and what he finds there will determine the fate of Mercia, as well as his own.


Trigger Warnings:

Excessive foul language, gruesome injury and battle detail


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Coelwulf’s Company (prequel short story collection):

The Last King (Book 1):

The Last Warrior (Book 2):

The Last Horse (Book 3):

The Last Enemy (Book 4):

The Last Sword (Book 5):

The Last Shield (Book 6):

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MJ Porter is the author of many historical novels set predominantly in Seventh to Eleventh-Century England, and in Viking Age Denmark. Raised in the shadow of a building that was believed to house the bones of long-dead Kings of Mercia, meant that the author’s writing destiny was set. MJ Porter has also written two twentieth-century mysteries.



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