Not Without Mercy The Black Death

The Black Death (Book One)

Not Without Mercy The Black Death, is book one in the Not Without Mercy series.  It is the story of a family’s survival during the Black Plague of 1348 in Bristol, England.  The main characters include William Beorn, a wealthy shipbuilder, his wife Jillian and their adopted son Michael, an orphan boy raised on the streets until his adoption at age twelve. It is a story of faith, family, love, courage, hope and redemption. The Black Plague caused moral malaise throughout the land that grew greed, selfishness, insecurity, fear, brutality and wickedness. It created two groups of people, the faithless and the faithful.  The faithless became fearful, constantly terrified that they would be the next to succumb to the horrible pain and death of this unknown and seemingly unstoppable killer, but the faithful became fearless as their faith in God increased day by day, discovering that God had left them Not Without Mercy.
                               (Total page count in book one is 536)



"WARNING" If you can't handle a heart-wrenching story
of a family's survival in the midst of death and destruction, this book is not for you!
  HOWEVER, if you like the Historical fiction style of books by Ken Follett and the excitement of writers like James Patterson or John Grisham, you will LOVE the Not Without Mercy series by Phillip C. Wright!

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As someone born and raised in England, I was impressed at how well the author knew his history. I loved the way he weaved the story, it kept my interest from the beginning to the end. In fact, I didn't want the book to end. Alas, I too am patiently waiting for book two!


I was a little harsh in my comment on your review of "Killing Jesus". I apologize. I need to be more forgiving. There is much you don't yet know about the New Testament. I hope you read my book. I can tell you. Email me and I can send it free as a pdf. -Bob Wahler

I enjoy historical fiction, but too often I end up buying books that claim to be historical, but the author either doesn't bother to mention the historical part or they didn't do their home work. But this book, Not Without Mercy, is masterfully written with a rich, believable story in a backdrop during the European plague of the middle ages. The characters are realistic and the dialog and interactions between them seem so true to life, that at times, it is easy to forget you are reading a book and not watching things happen like a fly on the wall. Very GREAT book! I highly recommend it to any reader who wants a great story, with a great message and history lesson!

Wow! I just finished reading Not Without Mercy The Black Death. It was not at all what I expected. But, it was wonderful!! I could not put it down! I hope the next book, The Passage Home, comes out soon! Please don't make us wait much longer.

Just finished reading it. Loved it! When is book two coming out?

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