Matthew grew up in Northumberland where the rugged terrain, ruined castles and rocky coastline had a huge impact on him. He now lives in Wiltshire, England, with his wife and their two daughters.
'A Time for Swords is a bold opening to yet another enthralling series. It promises to be one heck of a ride' -- Theodore Brun If you have enjoyed Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Stories and don't know where to look for your next fix - well, you've found it and you will not be disappointed!... Excellent prose, interesting characters, visceral battles and a cracking twist or two prove that Matthew Harffy is an author on the rise. An excellent first tale in what I hope will be an eventful and thrilling series' * Grimdark Magazine * 'The gripping novel evokes the turbulence and violence of the first onslaught of the Vikings. I couldn't put it down!' -- Christian Cameron A riveting great read from cover to cover... An impressively crafted historical novel that will have a very special appeal to fans of the Viking Age, the clash of swords and the medieval struggle of Christianity against the pagan horde from the violent lands of Scandinavia' * MidWest Book Review * 'If you like your fiction fast-paced and action-packed - filled with brutal and bloody battles - but also with characters with whom you can empathise and root for, then this book will not disappoint. Fans of Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Stories will lap this up' * Aspects of History *