The Price of Blood (Hardcover)

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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 AEthelred, 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 AEthelred, 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.

About the Author


Patricia Bracewell grew up in California where she taught literature and composition before embarking upon her writing career. She holds an M.A. in English Literature and her historical research has taken her to Britain, France and Denmark. She has two grown sons, and she lives with her husband in Oakland, California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780525427278
ISBN-10: 0525427279
Publisher: Viking
Publication Date: February 5th, 2015
Pages: 448
Language: English