• Queen of the North

  • By: Anne O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Beth Eyre
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

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Queen of the North

By: Anne O'Brien
Narrated by: Beth Eyre
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Publisher's summary

To those around her she was a loyal subject.

In her heart she was a traitor.

1399: England’s crown is under threat. King Richard II holds on to his power by an ever-weakening thread, with exiled Henry of Lancaster back to reclaim his place on the throne.

For Elizabeth Mortimer, there is only one rightful King - her eight-year-old nephew, Edmund. Only he can guarantee her fortunes and protect her family’s rule over the precious northern lands bordering Scotland.

But many, including Elizabeth’s husband, do not want another child King. Elizabeth must hide her true ambitions in Court and go against her husband’s wishes to help build a rebel army.

To question her loyalty to the King places Elizabeth in the shadow of the axe.

To concede would curdle her Plantagenet blood.

This is one woman’s quest to turn history on its head.

©2018 Anne O'Brien (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"Once more Anne O’Brien takes her readers on an emotional rollercoaster ride through the lives of people that history has largely reduced to entries on a medieval family tree. In this gripping novel Elizabeth Mortimer’s story joins the growing list of female lives Anne has gloriously rescued from history’s recycling skip." (Joanna Hickson)

"Imaginative, rich in detail and immaculately researched." (Lancashire Post)