SAXONQUILL - John Broughton Anglo-Saxon Novels
This site is dedicated to my writing. Most of my novels are set in the Anglo-Saxon period in the years between 410 -1066 AD. An exception to this rule is a series of seven novels about a psychic investigator, Jake Conley, whose paranormal gifts enable him to travel from the twenty-first century to the Anglo-Saxon period. These powers involve him working with the British Secret Service to solve some very complicated cases.
I have also written a time travel novel, Angenga, and a fantasy novel, Whirligig. Lately I have added to my repertoire with three mystery crime novels: The Quasimodo Killings; The London Tram Murders; and The Thames Crossbow Murders. The latter was voted among the best 25 independent novels of 2022 by Read.freely.
In another departure I added an apocalyptic Science-Fiction novel The Remnant; The Reversed Hermit is my first novella and explores human psychology.
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JAKE CONLEY SERIES
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The Purple Thread
When metal detectorist Gary Marshall gives his old university colleague and philologist, Rick Hughes, a reliquary pendant, he unearthed, he has no idea of what he’s unleashed.
Rick is drawn to the site in Lindsey, where a portal opens taking him back in time to when the artefact was produced. Disquietingly, Rick is confronted by his doppelgänger and those of his close friends.
What he finds in the eighth century makes him determined to intervene and save the inhabitants of the village from devastation by the Vikings. How can a man from the twenty-first century interact with Saxons from thirteen centuries before?
On his return to his own time, Rick attempts to find a scientific explanation for his experiences in exchanges with leading British and American physicists. Will he solve the mystery of time travel? Will he save the Saxon village?