Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Price of Blood by Patricia Bracewell

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill  at  Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.   

 This week I am waiting for:

 
Hardcover, 448 pages
Expected publication: February 5th 2015 by Viking Adult

 I am presently reading The Shadow on the Crown, which is the first book in this trilogy and loving it!

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.
  

What are you waiting for? 

2 comments:

  1. This really sounds like a good story, but I don't think I want to commit to a trilogy right now. Enjoy!
    My WoW today is What Burns Away

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  2. I'm totally looking forward to reading this one, too.

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