The Emma of Normandy

2 books in series
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Shadow on the Crown Publisher's Summary

Set in England when Vikings are on the brink of invasion, this is an epic tale of seduction, war, and unrequited love from an outstanding new voice in historical fiction.

In AD 1002 Emma, a young Norman girl, must take her place as bride to England's King Æthelred, a ruler who is looking for nothing more than a political pawn to protect his shores and bear his next child.

But Emma soon realises that her new role comes with danger: the seductive Elgiva, mistress to the King, will stop at nothing in her battle for the circlet of gold.

Amidst the turmoil of a kingdom under threat and a forbidden love, both women will fight for the King's attention, a king whose haunted past is as dark as the portent in the night's sky. And the one who rises will become the most powerful woman in the kingdom.

©2015 Patricia Bracewell (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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  • Book 1

    • Shadow on the Crown

    • The Emma of Normandy, Book 1
    • By: Patricia Bracewell
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set in England when Vikings are on the brink of invasion, this is an epic tale of seduction, war, and unrequited love from an outstanding new voice in historical fiction. In 1002 AD Emma, a young Norman girl, must take her place as bride to England's King Æthelred, a ruler who is looking for nothing more than a political pawn to protect his shores and bear his next child.

    Regular price: $18.11

  • Book 2

    • The Price of Blood

    • The Emma of Normandy Series, Book 2
    • By: Patricia Bracewell
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      1 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The second book in Bracewell’s outstanding Emma of Normandy series, set in 11th-century England, when Vikings are on the brink of invasion. AD 1006. Queen Emma, the Norman bride of England’s King Æthelred, has given birth to a son. Now her place as second wife to the king is safe and Edward marked as heir to the throne. But the royal bed is a cold place and the court a setting for betrayal and violence, as the ageing king struggles to retain his power over the realm.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great material; awful narration

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-20-16

    Regular price: $21.93