CART

(0) items

Shadow on the Crown : A Novel

by
ISBN13:

9780670026395

ISBN10:
0670026395
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
2/7/2013
Publisher(s):
Viking Adult
List Price: $27.95
More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $0.02

Rent Book

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Used Book

We're Sorry
Sold Out

eBook

We're Sorry
Not Available

New Book

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Related Products


  • Caleb's Crossing A Novel
    Caleb's Crossing A Novel
  • Tremble Erotic Tales of the Mystical and Sinister
    Tremble Erotic Tales of the Mystical and Sinister
  • Slimed!: An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age
    Slimed!: An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age
  • The Moral Molecule How Trust Works
    The Moral Molecule How Trust Works
  • I'd Rather Be Short: 100 Reasons Why It's Great to Be Small
    I'd Rather Be Short: 100 Reasons Why It's Great to Be Small
  • Crown Duel
    Crown Duel
  • The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1
    The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1
  • Things Not Seen
    Things Not Seen
  • Someone Like You (reissue)
    Someone Like You (reissue)
  • Things Not Seen
    Things Not Seen





Summary

A rich tale of power and forbidden love revolving around a young medieval queen In 1002, sixteen­-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 cathedral door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who sees her as a nuisance and a rival who will stop at nothing to steal her crown, the only way for Emma to secure her status as queen is to give birth to a son. Clever and independent, Emma is determined to make the best of her difficult situation. She wins a few friends at court and is soon adored by her subjects for her generosity. 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 Crownintroduces 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.

Author Biography

Patricia Bracewell grew up in California where she taught literature and composition before embarking upon a writing career. This is her first novel. She lives in Oakland, California. 



Please wait while the item is added to your cart...