Author – Penny Ingham.
Penny’s father, a journalist, instilled her with a love of history from an early age. Family holidays invariably included an invigorating walk up an Iron Age hill-fort whilst listening to his stirring stories of the Roman attack and the valiant defence by the Britons. Consequently, Penny has a degree in Classics and a passion for history and archaeology. She has enjoyed a varied career, including BBC production assistant, theatre PR and journalism, but her ambition was always to write historical fiction. Her first novel, The King’s Daughter, was awarded Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society. Penny has worked on many archaeological excavations, and these ‘digs’ and their evocative finds often provide the inspiration for her books. Penny’s research also takes her to the many spectacular historical sites featured in this novel, including Hadrian’s Wall and Tintagel.
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Publisher – Nerthus Publishing
Pages – 410
The Blurb –
Britain 455AD. The Roman Empire has fallen. As the daughter of a king and a priestess of the sacred grove, Anya’s life in Germania is one of wealth and privilege – until she dares to speak out against the high priest’s barbaric human sacrifices. Her punishment is exile. Forced to leave her homeland, she sails to Britannia, to an island that is sliding into chaos and war, as rival kingdoms vie for power. Alone and far from home, Anya must learn to survive amidst the bloodshed, treachery and intrigue of fifth century Britain. Can she find a place to belong – a home, a hearth, a welcome?
Today is my stop on The Saxon Wolves blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – This was an excellent read. The book follows the story of Anya, the daughter of a king. Her life is peaceful and she takes solace from her existence. She is a priestess who excels in treating the sick.
An unfortunate turn in events sees her pleasant life being ripped apart and she has to start her life over away from the only place she has called home.
I loved reading this book and hope to catch Anya soon. The writers depth of knowledge about the period is evident through her writing. The book also contains a map at the beginning so you can place the old town names. There is also a section at the end, that explains what was happening in that time in history.
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