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In 1066, the rivalry between two brothers brought England to its knees. When Duke William of Normandy landed at Pevensey on September 28, 1066, no one was there to resist him. King Harold Godwineson was in the north, fighting his brother Tostig and a fierce Viking invasion.

How could this have happened? Why would Tostig turn traitor to wreak revenge on his brother?

The sons of Godwine were not always enemies. It took a massive Northumbrian uprising to tear them apart, making Tostig an exile and Harold his sworn enemy. And when 1066 came to an end, all the Godwinesons were dead except one: Wulfnoth, hostage in Normandy. For two generations, Godwine and his sons were a mighty force, but their power faded away as the Anglo-Saxon era came to a close.

©2017 Mercedes Rochelle (P)2020 Mercedes Rochelle

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The perfect way to learn history

*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.*

As I stated on the first historical fiction book I read by Mercedes Rochelle, I found this a wonderful way to explain history.

Told in first person by different POVs, it allows you to see the whole picture and judge history objectively. Using an easy to read writing style, it also shows Mercedes really understands history and its motives.

I cannot but recommend this series to anyone interested in the 100 Years War and English History.

Kevin E. Green did a perfect job as a narrator, clearly differenciating between historical characters.

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Excellent Finale

The best of the series. I totally enjoyed seeing the world thru the eyes of all the Godwines. So sad it had to end.





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Loved it!

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This was a great book and I loved every second of it. The story was great and the narrator hit it out of the park

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Amazing!

The sons of Godwine was quite a tale, but Fatal Rivalry is remarkable! I had no idea how a sibling rivalry on the grandest scale could have long lasting implications and change the course of history! I felt really sorry for both, Tostig Godwinson and King Harold Godwinson. Not to mention, their dear wives and families. What a tragedy! The narrator Kevin E. Green is exceptional. I felt like part of the story right along the characters. All the accents, male or female, were spectacular.

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A Stunning Conclusion

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I loved it. I crave this type of book and this author never disappoints. We've all heard of King Harold's horrible end in the Ballte of Hastings but what led up to it? How did the Duke of Normandy get a foothold? I always wondered how it all came about. This is an insightful and well researched and plausible outcome told from the point of view of those involved. I find her author notes interesting as well. The narration is superior.