Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Six of the best new historical fiction novels

At B & N Reads Nicole Hill tagged six of the best new titles in historical fiction, including:
The Price of Blood, by Patricia Bracewell

Bracewell introduced us to Emma of Normandy in the first novel of her medieval series, Shadow on the Crown. Then, she was a teenager dispatched to marry the older King of England, Aethelred. She spent most of her time trying to secure her unsteady place in court, while maturing as a young woman chained to an unworthy husband. In this second outing, Emma has grown into the protective mother of a royal heir. Her husband is still awful, her standing ever unsure in a court full of enemies. And there are also Vikings.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Shadow on the Crown.

Writers Read: Patricia Bracewell (April 2013).

My Book, The Movie: Shadow on the Crown.

--Marshal Zeringue