Jayne Castel

Dark Under the Cover of Night

Dark Under the Cover of Night by Jayne Castel
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fiction History, Romance
For readers of:Diana Gabaldon, Jude Devereux, Kathryn Le Veque, Elizabeth Kingston, Elizabeth Chadwick
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Print Length230 pages
Publication DateAugust 29 2012
About the Book

Step back into a forgotten time... 7th Century Anglo-Saxon England - a period when Britain was split into warring kingdoms.


BRITAIN - 624 A.D.

Raedwyn - daughter of King Raedwald of the East Angles - has just been handfasted to one of her father's ealdorman. Although highborn women wed to strengthen political alliances, rather than for love, Raedwyn still hopes for a happy marriage like that of her parents'. But, her optimism is shattered on her wedding night.

Raedwyn's life shifts unexpectedly when outlaws ambush her new husband's party on their journey back to his long ship. She finds herself captive of a bitter, vengeful warrior - Ceolwulf the Exiled. He has a score to settle with King Raedwald and Raedwyn is his bargaining tool.

Caelin, Ceolwulf's enigmatic son, follows his father on his quest for revenge. Fiercely loyal to her own father, Raedwyn isn't prepared for her wild attraction to Caelin - or for its consequences. In a world where to go against a king's word means death, Raedwyn must decide what matters more: love or duty.


Although each novel follows on historically, THE KINGDOM OF THE EAST ANGLES series can be read as separate, stand alone, love stories.

Immerse yourself in three powerful love stories set against the backdrop of political intrigue and power struggles that shaped the Anglo-Saxon world. Follow the reign of three East Anglian kings - Raedwald, Sigeberht and Annan - in Jayne Castel's THE KINGDOM OF THE EAST ANGLES series. The first two novels in the series, DARK UNDER THE COVER OF NIGHT and NIGHTFALL TILL DAYBREAK, reached the quarter finals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards in 2013 and 2014.

Jayne Castel has written three series set in 7th Century Anglo-Saxon England. They are (in chronological order):

THE KINGDOM OF THE EAST ANGLES Prequel novella: Night Shadows

Book #1: Dark Under the Cover of Night

Book #2: Nightfall till Daybreak

Book #3: The Deepening Night


Book #1: The Breaking Dawn

Book #2: Darkest before Dawn

Book #3: Dawn of Wolves


Book #1: The Whispering Wind

Book #2: Wind Song (to be released in late 2017)

Book #3: The North Wind Comes (to be released in 2018)

Get Jayne's FREE Starter Library and read the prequel novella and Books #1 and #2 to her first series, THE KINGDOM OF THE EAST ANGLES: jaynecastel.com/home/sign-up

About the Author

Get Jayne's FREE Starter Library: http://www.jaynecastel.com/home/sign-up

Love is at the core of all Jayne Castel's stories. She writes historical romance set in 7th Century Anglo-Saxon England and contemporary romance set in Italy.

Her inspirations for these genres come from her fascination for British history, and her love of Italy, where she lived for a decade.Two of her novels DARK UNDER THE COVER OF NIGHT and NIGHTFALL TILL DAYBREAK, reached the quarter finals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards in 2013 and 2014. Her latest historical romance, DAWN OF WOLVES, is a Kindle Scout winner and has been published by Kindle Press.

Jayne lives in New Zealand's South Island, where she works as a freelance copywriter. When she’s not writing, she’s studying languages, or dreaming about her next trip to Europe!

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