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The Wolves of Savernake by Edward Marston1
The Ravens of Blackwater by Edward Marston2
Dragons of Archenfield by Edward Marston3
The Lions of the North by Edward Marston4
The Serpents of Harbledown by Edward Marston5
The Stallions of Woodstock by Edward Marston6
The Hawks of Delamere by Edward Marston7
The Wildcats of Exeter by Edward Marston8
The Foxes of Warwick by Edward Marston9
The Owls of Gloucester by Edward Marston10
The Elephants of Norwich by Edward Marston11
Domesday Deferred [short story] by Edward Marstonshort story

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The stories in the series are drawn from entries in the Domesday Book. The action begins after the compilation of the Book. Review of the information has revealed anomalies, and King William has sent commissions out for further investigation.

Ralph Delchard and Gervase Bret are members of one such party. Delchard is a proud Norman soldier, scornful of the inferior Saxons. He has never fully recovered from the death of his wife in childbirth. Nonetheless, his boistrous and irreverent sense of humor is irrepressible.

Gervase Bret, the son of a Saxon woman and a Breton father who fought for William at Hastings is rather more broadminded. Having drawn back from entering a monastery to marry his beloved Alys, he is highly educated and has a fine legal mind.

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