Kinx's Book Nook: Waiting on Wednesday (15): Shadow on the Crown

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (15): Shadow on the Crown

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Shadow on the Crown
By Patricia Bracewell
To be released on February 13, 2013

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. OOh that looks intriguing! Haven't heard of that one before!

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  2. WOAH, OH MY GOSH! Historical fiction! I NEED THIS BOOK!!! What a great choice! I love historical fiction - it's my favorite genre. So, thank you for sharing this one!!! MUST READ!!

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  3. I don't think I've read much historical fiction, I think I need a reading challenge for that, it motivates me to read books I normally wouldn't. You can visit my WoW

  4. Sounds good. I LOVE castles and kings! Might need to add this one to the TBR list.

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  5. Oh, this one has been THE one that I've been waiting for! I can't wait to hold it in my hands and call it My Precious! (yes, in THAT voice, LOL!)


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