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The Forever Queen

ISBN: 9781402240683

By: Helen Hollick

Published: 11/02/2010

What kind of woman becomes the wife of two kings, and the mother of two more?

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What kind of woman becomes the wife of two kings, and the mother of two more? Saxon England, 1002. Not only is Æthelred a failure as King, but his young bride, Emma of Normandy, soon discovers he is even worse as a husband. When the Danish Vikings, led by Swein Forkbeard and his son, Cnut, cause a maelstrom of chaos, Emma, as Queen, must take control if the Kingdom—and her crown—are to be salvaged. Smarter than history remembers, and stronger than the foreign invaders who threaten England’s shores, Emma risks everything on a gamble that could either fulfill her ambitions and dreams or destroy her completely. Emma, the Queen of Saxon England, comes to life through the exquisite writing of Helen Hollick, who shows in this epic tale how one of the most compelling and vivid heroines in English history stood tall through a turbulent fifty-year reign of proud determination, tragic despair, and triumph over treachery. Praise for Helen Hollick “If only all historical fiction could be this good.” —Historical Novels Review “Hollick juggles a large cast of characters and a bloody, tangled plot with great skill.” —Publishers Weekly “A very talented writer.” —Sharon Kay Penman, bestselling author of Devil’s Brood “Helen Hollick has it all. She tells a great story.” —Bernard Cornwell What Readers Are Saying “Paints an exceptional portrait of Emma...an extremely excellent read...once you begin reading you won’t want to stop until you absolutely have to!” “Every fan of medieval history fiction and of Anglo-Saxon England should read this book.” “For any historical novel fans this is a must. Impossible to put down.” This book was previously published in the U.K. as THE HOLLOW CROWN.

About the Author

Helen Hollick

Helen Hollick lives in London, England with her husband, daughter, and a variety of pets, which include several horses, cats, and two dogs. She has two major interests: Roman/Saxon Britain and the Golden Age of Piracy—the early eighteenth century. Her particular pleasure is researching the facts behind the small glimpses of history and bringing the characters behind those facts to full and glorious life. She has an Honours Diploma in Early Medieval History and is co-scriptwriter for the movie project 1066.

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April 1002—Canterbury

Emma was uncertain whether it was a growing need to visit the privy or the remaining queasiness of mal de mer, seasickness, that was making he

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“The Forever Queen is laced with so many emotions that one wonders how any reader could not fall in love with this book. I felt as though I was witnessing the events of Emma’s l...

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 9 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 21.68 oz
Page Count: 656 pages

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