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. CLICK HERE TO BUY
(Total page count in book one is 536)
Not Without Mercy The Passage Home, is book two in the Not Without Mercy series. William and Michael grow with the many experiences and difficulties that were forced upon them. Somehow, William kept his unwavering faith, even during some of the most perilous and challenging trials life could give. Yet, Michael being thrust into adulthood by taking on the responsibility of his family with the absence of William reacted much differently. Although his challenges were different than those of William, as things got worse, his faith wavered and nearly crumbled under great pressure. But something remarkable happens to Michael in book two. And William and Jillian, kindred spirits, have such a strong spiritual connection that time and space cannot keep them apart. The Passage Home completes the journey of this remarkable family, as it reminds them that there is nothing more important than family.
For William, Jillian, Michael, and many others of the day, life was fragile; time was short, death surrounded them on every side. Yet even in the most terrifying moments, they knew that God had left them Not Without Mercy.
(Total page count in book one is 514)
"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!
English Historical Fiction
Here is a link to a blog I was asked to write for the English Historical Fiction Authors, blog site. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-pestilence-of-great-mortality-black.html