By Gene Farrington

this can be the tale of Emma, of the Ducal apartment of Normandy, the spouse of 2 kings, the mum of 2 kings, who spent her lifestyles suffering to exert strength and keep an eye on over the English throne, a lot of it scuffling with her son, King and Saint, Edward the Confessor. Farrington offers with the realities of the Norman, Saxon, Danish medieval global: violent, crude, tough, mystical, filthy, corrupt, imbued with intercourse, yet ruled through faith. this is often the time prior to the Conquest with Athelred, the unready, Canute the good and the robust Saxon Godwins. Adhering to the old accuracy of occasions, Farrington brings to existence with photo info, this tumultuous interval of English historical past, the final reigns of the Saxons and Danes over England. it is a publication you could stick your enamel in and stick with for a very good learn. The paintings used to be initially released by means of Doubleday within the mid eights, now out of print, it really is being rereleased here.

Show description

Read or Download Breath of Kings PDF

Best u.s. historical fiction books

Henry Boulanger of Mushannon Town

The court docket of Louis XVI maintains to exert a strong pull at the mind's eye. The dramatic occasions of Yorktown, the ultimate fight in America's bid for Independence additionally continues to be a subject matter of fascination. much less recognized is the tale of the Azilum corporation, how after the French Revolution, traders bought huge tracts of land in Pennsylvania and promoted settlements within the hopes of offering a safe haven for French emigres.

Sally Hemings: A Novel (Rediscovered Classics)

One of many maximum love tales in American heritage is usually probably the most debatable. Thomas Jefferson had a mistress for 38 years whom he enjoyed and lived with until eventually he died—the attractive and elusive Sally Hemings. however it was once no longer easily that Jefferson had a mistress that provoked the sort of scandal in either his time and ours.

Suite Harmonic: A Civil War Novel of Rediscovery

Within the past due 1850’s, a tender Irishman, having deserted his stories for the priesthood, arrives in New concord, Indiana, within the afterglow of its utopian scan and shortly unearths himself either in love with the town’s such a lot desirable girl and immersed within the frightening violence of battle. instructed with a counterpointing narrative at the homefront and formed from a wealth of nationwide and native records, Suite Harmonic: A Civil warfare Novel of Rediscovery brings a unprecedented depth and accuracy to an infantryman’s battlefield adventure and an immigrant’s fraught quest to discover his position in a brand new land.

Follow the Spinning Sun: A Novel

Residing in a single of the main attractive areas on the earth, the Anasazi Indians loved a very good and bountiful existence. but, for a few cause, they deserted their village and all that continues to be are the ruins of Tyuoni on the Bandelier nationwide Monument in New Mexico. during this paintings of fiction, Jopin, an 80 year-old elder determined for a solution, embarks on a prayer quest that takes him on a sequence of occasions with a view to unveil the destiny of Tyuoni.

Additional info for Breath of Kings

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.73 of 5 – based on 36 votes