more reasons to love Sourcebooks Publishing!

Sourcebooks is re-issuing some of the greatest HF novels ever this year!!!  There are no covers yet, but I will post them when they are unveiled.


A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury: A King, a Prince, and the Knight Who Betrayed Their Dynasty
by Edith Pargeter

Release Date: November 1, 2010

SYNOPSIS: It is 1399. Henry Bolingbroke, unjustly banished and deprived of his inheritance by Richard II, returns to claim his rights and deposes the king, to become Henry IV of England. He is aided by the powerful lords of Northumberland, especially by his friend, Harry Percy, nicknamed Hotspur.

But the triumph of his accession quickly turns sour in the face of ever-growing crises in his new kingdom, and Wales is the most pressing and troublesome of these. For although Henry's son and heir, Prince Hal, is the nominal Prince of Wales, the Welsh have a prince of their own blood in Owen Glendower, and they are swift to rally to his rebellious call to arms.

The three Henries all wish to see the House of Lancaster succeed, but their partnership contains the seeds of its own destruction. The spectre of Richard holds sway beyond the grave, and the shadow of regicide, the memory of past crimes and growing doubts and divisions cause a dangerous rift. The king also has powerful enemies who are all too willing to take advantage of this and tension mounts as the three men are drawn inexorably to a bloody collision some two miles from Shrewsbury...

As the many admirers of her Welsh historical quartet, The Brothers of Gwynedd, have come to expect, Edith Pargeter weaves a skillful tapestry of feuds, loves and battles into an enthralling narrative, telling personal stories as well as the well-documented historical ones, in a novel which received glowing praise on its first publication.

The Forever Queen: The story of Emma, Queen of Saxon England The Lost Kingdom - 1066 (aka A Hollow Crown)
by Helen Hollick

Release Date: November 1, 2010

SYNOPSIS:  Aged only thirteen, Emma, daughter of the Duke of Normandy, is married in a strategic alliance to King Aethelred of England. Inept and arrogant, Aethelred is loathed by his young wife, whom he punishes for his many failings as a ruler. Their first son, Edward, is born through an act of violence that is little more than rape. England is invaded by the Viking King Swein Forkbeard and his son Cnut. After a bitter struggle, Aethelred loses his kingdom and his wife. Emma, now dowager queen, holds London against the invader Cnut. When he demands she surrender or suffer the consequences, Emma stakes everything on a dangerous gamble, but troubles and tragedy still await the indomitable queen as she struggles for power and for survival...

by Winston Graham

Release Date: November 1, 2010

SYNOPSIS: Ross Poldark stands accused of wrecking two ships. Despite their stormy marriage, Demelza has tried to rally support for her husband. But there are enemies who would be happy to see Ross convicted, not least George Warleggan, the powerful banker, whose personal rivalry grows ever more intense.

Elizabeth, Captive Princess: Two Sisters, One Throne (Book 2 in Good Queen Bess series)
by Margaret Irwin

Release Date: October 1, 2010

SYNOPSIS:  A brother dead; a cousin executed; imprisonment in the Tower--in the aftermath of Edward VI's demise England is in turmoil and young Elizabeth s position is precarious. But while she is prey to the Queen's jealous suspicions, Queen Mary is fading; while Elizabeth is twenty and healthy. The country looks to the young princess for its future. Imperious, high spirited, fighting for her life, Elizabeth already shows the diplomacy, the baffling changes of mood, and the power to win men's devotion for which she would be famous as Queen. This is the second book in the series started in Queen Bess



by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Release Date:  October 1, 2010

SYNOPSIS:  In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1558, and Protestantism is sweeping the land and threatens the position of the Catholic Morlands, so they must seek new spheres of influence. John, the heir, rides north to the untamed Borderlands to wed the daughter of Black Will Percy, Northumberland cattle lord. But he finds he must first prove himself, and win her heart through blood and battle. John’s gentle sister Lettice is given in marriage to the ruthless Scottish baron, Lord Robert Hamilton, and in the treacherous court of Mary, Queen of Scots, she learns the fierce lessons of survival.


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15 comments:

  1. I love Sourcebooks...these look really good...

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  2. I need to read the Hollick book for my research!

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  3. I read a book about Emma once and loved it, so wanna read this one too. yay sourcebooks

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  4. Oh gosh!! I better hurry up with my other books!!

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  5. Yes more reasons indeed! sourcebooks is really proving to be the hit publisher these days:) Thanks Amy!

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  6. I got Hollow Crown last year and enjoyed it. I have the first of the Margaret Irwin series on Elizabeth as an ARC...hoping to get the next two as well. Read A Bloody Field Last year as well. So glad to see so many books being reissued!

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  7. I love Sourcebooks! Thanks to them I've discovered Elizabeth Chadwick, Georgette Heyer and Helen Hollick. I read a great interview last year with the founder, Dominique Raccah. I think she's doing great things for the book world!

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  8. Wow, these all sound like great reads, thanks for putting them out there Amy, my TBR list just got longer!

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  9. Thank goodness for Sourcebooks :)

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  10. A few to go on my list to read.

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  11. These all sound good. I think many of them will go on my wish list.

    I have an award for you and your blog here;
    http://bookaholicmom.blogspot.com/2010/02/award-time.html

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  12. I have NOT read any of these :()

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  13. What a line-up. Too bad we have to wait so long for them to come out.

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  14. These sound great! I haven't read any of them!

    And boy are you popular, because I also have an award for you! LOL http://fewmorepages.blogspot.com/2010/02/prolific-blogger-award.html

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  15. This is one of those dangerous posts -- I wish I could read a book an hour.

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