Thursday, September 18, 2014

Giveaway: Edwin: High King of Britain by Edoardo Albert

Debut historical fiction series vividly recreating the rise of the Christian kings of Nothumbria, England

In 604 AD, Edwin, the deposed king of Northumbria, seeks refuge at the court of King Raedwald of East Anglia. But Raedwald is urged to kill his guest by Aethelfrith, Edwin’s usurper. As Edwin walks by the shore, alone and at bay, he is confronted by a mysterious figure—the missionary Paulinus— who prophesies that he will ascend to greater heights than any of his forefathers.

Through battles and astute political alliances Edwin rises to power, in the process marrying the Kentish princess Aethelburh. As part of the marriage contract the princess is allowed to retain her Christian faith. But, in these times, to be a king is not a recipe for a long life.

This turbulent and tormented period in British history sees the conversion of the Anglo-Saxon settlers who have forced their way on to British shores over previous centuries, arriving first to pillage, then to farm and trade—and to come to terms with the faith of the Celtic tribes they have driven out.

The dramatic story of Northumbria’s Christian kings helped give birth to England as a nation, English as a language, and the adoption of Christianity as the faith of the English.

I have one copy to give away.

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Carl Scott said...

The Energies of Love by Donna Eden. Somewhat unrelated to the topic at hand but interesting nonetheless.

traveler said...

I am reading Ember Island by Kimblerly Freeman. Thanks for this captivating and wonderful feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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