Sunday 7 June 2015

Announcing title of Bernicia Chronicles Book 3

It has been two months since the launch of THE SERPENT SWORD, and it is doing very well. Thanks to everyone who has bought it already, and especially those who have taken a few minutes to leave a review - it makes all the difference to getting prospective readers to take a chance on a debut novelist.

A lot of my free time in these two months has been spent on promotions, interviews, blog posts, and everything that goes with trying to get a book seen by as many people as possible in this hyper-crowded marketplace. Thanks too to all bloggers, authors, reviewers and readers who have shared, retweeted and helped to spread the word.

But that is not all I've been up to. Book 2 of the Bernicia Chronicles, THE CROSS AND THE CURSE, is out with publishers via my agent. I'm still waiting on lots of responses, so watch this space.

And on top of promoting and marketing books 1 and 2, I've also been writing book 3. Until now, it was simply referred to as that: book 3 of the Bernicia Chronicles. But now, with 45,000 words of the first draft written and a detailed synopsis approved by my agent, I think the time is right to announce its title.

So, without further ado, here it is. Book 3 of the Bernicia Chronicles will be called:


I will give details of the story over the coming months, so keep an eye on this blog. Until then, keep reading and enjoying life to the full.


  1. Good luck! Looking froward to seeing it.

    1. Thanks, Jeff. It will be a while yet, but it should be good!

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    1. Thanks, Elaine. I'm happy with it. It took a long time to come up with a title that had the same feel as the other books and is strong enough for the series. :-)

  3. Ooh very nice title Matthew! I find it the hardest part of writing. Finding only a few words to translate the sense of an entire novel is not easy! I like it. Look forward to seeing it out there.

  4. I cannot wait for book 3! This series has been as captivating as the works of my favorite authors- Bernard Cornwell, James Nelson, Conn Igullden, etc....
    As with the love of their writing, I am once again spending way too much time glued to my Kindle rather than handling my modern boring life!!! Wish I could transport back yo these times (with modern bedding and toiletries!!)

  5. Hi Matthew, really enjoying the Bernicia Chronicles and can't wait for part three. It's even better as I live on the site of all the action!

  6. Hi, Thanks for stopping by and letting me know you are enjoying the books. I quite often wish I was living on the North East coast... not so much in the winter though!