It is 1459 and England stands on the brink of the Wars of the Roses. Young Ned Elder, a Yorkshire knight, finds himself caught up in the wars when his family is brutally attacked by a local rival, Lord Radcliffe. For the Elders, thing will ever be the same again. Ned's sisters, Emma and Elear, are abducted and he must find a way to rescue them. With only a few loyal companions, Ned is hounded across the land by the Radcliffes. Ned and his sisters fight back, but they are young and they make mistakes. They will need help if they are to survive, for once the Feud begins, -one is safe...Ned, his sisters and the girl he loves struggle for survival whilst the brutal civil war rages across the sw-covered battlefield of Towton, where all will be decided. From the eye-catching cover to the last page, Feud is an exciting story of survival through personal upheaval during a vicious war, where the outcome is t always certain. Historical Novel Society.
Derek was born in Hampshire in England but spent his teenage years in Auckland, New Zealand, where he still has strong family ties. For many years he taught history in a secondary school in Berkshire but took early retirement several years ago to concentrate on his writing. Apart from writing, he spends his time gardening, travelling, walking and taking part in archaeological digs at a Roman villa. Derek is interested in a wide range of historical themes but his particular favourite is the late medieval period. He writes action-packed fiction which is rooted in accurate history. His debut historical novel, Feud, is set in the period of the Wars of the Roses and is the first of the series entitled Rebels & Brothers which follows the fortunes of the fictional Elder family. The remaining books of the series were published as follows: A Traitor's Fate, in November 2013 Kingdom of Rebels, in September 2014. The Last Shroud, in August 2015.