By Helen Hollick
"A very gifted writer." —Sharon Kay Penman, NYT bestselling writer of Devil's Brood
England, 1044. Harold Godwineson, a tender, revered Earl, falls in love with a normal yet appealing lady. He marries Edyth regardless of her loss of pedigree, pitting him opposed to his turbulent relations and his egocentric King, Edward. In France, William, the bastard son of a duke, falls in love with strength. Brutal and dangerously clever, William units his attractions on England, discovering ambition a tricky lust to conquer.
In 1066, with the outdated King Edward loss of life, England falls susceptible to the winds of fate-and the obdurate will of those strong males. during this fantastically crafted story, Helen Hollick units apart the propaganda of the Norman Conquest and brings to lifestyles the English model of the tale of the final Saxon King, revealing his smooth love, selection, and proud loyalty, all shattered by way of the unforgiving wishes of a nation. pressured to renounce his spouse and danger his existence for England, the selected King led his military into the good conflict of Hastings in October 1066 with the entire honor and dignity that historical past recollects of its fallen heroes.
"A novel of huge emotional power...Helen Hollick is a superb author of ancient fiction." -Elizabeth Chadwick, writer of To Defy a King
What Readers Are Saying:
"We all comprehend the finishing! yet Helen Hollick's masterful and relocating account of Pre-Conquest England nonetheless incorporates the reader alongside on a charming trip to that moment...it made me cry in the entire correct areas. Helen Hollick is a consummate storyteller."
"An epic paintings, grand and sweeping. i have learn many types of the occasions of 1066 yet this can be one of many best."
(This booklet was once formerly released within the U.K. as HAROLD THE KING)