Waiting on Wednesday – The Price of Blood: A Novel (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy #2) by Patricia Bracewell

June 25, 2014 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 8 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – The Price of Blood: A Novel (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy #2) by Patricia BracewellThe Price of Blood: A Novel by Patricia Bracewell
Series: The Emma of Normandy Trilogy #2
Published by Viking Adult on February 5th 2015
Pages: 448
Genres: Historical Fiction
Format: Hardcover
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Also by this author: Shadow on the Crown

Menaced by Vikings and enemies at court, Queen Emma defends her children and her crown in a riveting medieval adventure

Readers first met Emma of Normandy in Patricia Bracewell’s gripping debut novel, Shadow on the Crown. Unwillingly thrust into marriage to England’s King Æthelred, Emma has given the king a son and heir, but theirs has never been a happy marriage. In The Price of Blood, Bracewell returns to 1006 when a beleaguered Æthelred, still haunted by his brother’s ghost, governs with an iron fist and a royal policy that embraces murder.

As tensions escalate and enmities solidify, Emma forges alliances to protect her young son from ambitious men—even from the man she loves. In the north there is treachery brewing, and when Viking armies ravage England, loyalties are shattered and no one is safe from the sword.
Rich with intrigue, compelling personalities, and fascinating detail about a little-known period in history,The Price of Blood will captivate fans of both historical fiction and fantasy novels such as George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.

The Emma of Normandy Trilogy

Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy #1) by Patricia Bracewell {PurchaseMy Review}

About Patricia Bracewell

Patricia Bracewell grew up in Los Angeles where her love of stories led to college degrees in Literature, a career as a high school English teacher, and a yearning to write. A lifelong fascination with the history of Britain and a chance, on-line reference to an unfamiliar English queen led to years of research, a summer course in Anglo-Saxon history at Cambridge University, and the penning of her debut novel Shadow on the Crown. The book was hailed as a magnificent work of historical fiction by England’s Daily Mail and an enthralling debut by Publishers Weekly.

Patricia lives with her husband in Oakland where she is completing the second book in her trilogy about the extraordinary queen, Emma of Normandy.

Shadow on the Crown was superb and definitely one of my favorite reads of 2013. I was so pleased to hear Emma’s story would be continuing. This cover is phenomenal and I cannot wait to get my hands on this.

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