Books by Charles Cordell, author of the Divided Kingdom series of English Civil War historical fiction.
God’s Vindictive Wrath – Novel
From the carnage of Edgehill, via Oxford, the clash at Aylesbury and peace talks at Colnbrook to the barricades at Brentford – each character must face the brutal reality of war. This story takes a fresh approach. It is not based on a single hero. It does not take sides. Its voices – ordinary men and women – face each other in the chaos of Britain in civil war. All have answered a call to save England. Now only an English mile separates them on the battlefield.
The Keys of Hell and Death – Novel
From the brutal Battle of Lansdown Hill, via the Siege of Devizes, Roundway Down and Bath to the Storming of Bristol in 1643, Book #2 of the Divided Kingdom series is in editing. It takes some of the characters from God’s Vindictive Wrath to the edge of Hell and drags others into the Civil War that racks Britain. All must face the brutal reality of war. This story is not based on a single hero. It does not take sides. Its voices – ordinary men and women – fight to save England in the chaos that is the 17th Century.
Publication by Myrmidon planned for 4 June 2024.
Desecration – Short Story
A desperate ride, a city stormed, a last stand, a forlorn hope. Humiliation, desecration, cleansing fire and bitter wind sweep through Winchester’s streets, castle, close and sacred aisles. England, December, 1642.
A short story available as a FREE ebook.
Divided Kingdom Book #3 – in Draft
From the Storming and massacre of Bolton, via the Siege of York, to the cataclysmic clash of Marston Moor in 1644, Book #3 of the Divided Kingdom series is in writing. It sees the return of many of the characters of God’s Vindictive Wrath, as well as new.
Publication planned for 2025.