The Price of Blood, by Patricia BracewellRead about another entry on the list.
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.
The Page 69 Test: Shadow on the Crown.
Writers Read: Patricia Bracewell (April 2013).
My Book, The Movie: Shadow on the Crown.