2013 Release: Shadow on the Crown by Patricia Bracewell

Here is an upcoming release that I am very excited about...

by Patricia Bracewell

Release Date:  February 7, 2013
Viking Adult

A rich tale of power and forbidden love revolving around a young medieval queen
In 1002, fifteen­-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies and secure her status as queen by bearing a son.

Determined to outmaneuver her adversaries, Emma forges alliances with influential men at court and wins the affection of the English people. But her growing love for a man who is not her husband and the imminent threat of a Viking invasion jeopardize both her crown and her life.

Based on real events recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Shadow on the Crown introduces readers to a fascinating, overlooked period of history and an unforgettable heroine whose quest to find her place in the world will resonate with modern readers.



  1. How will we bare waiting so long before we can read this fascinating book? *sigh....I guess we have no choice but to wait. The bright side...something good to look forward to! :D

  2. THis book is set a little earlier in history than I normally read, but I'm not sure why I don't read more of that time period. Things were so exciting and treacherous back then! This book sounds awesome, I'd never heard of it, so thanks for the heads up :)

    -Kate the Book Buff
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