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Trailer ✓ Edwin (The Northumbrian Thrones #1) PDF by Á Edoardo Albert This skillfully constructed story resurrects Edwin, High King of Britain, from the 7th century The reader is introduced to Edwin in a seemingly impossible situation He is in exile at the court of a supposed friend when he learns that his life has been sold to the man who already stole his kingdom.
From this inauspicious beginning, Edwin goes on to reclaim his kingdom of Northumbria and become High King of all the English kings This idea of a high king is one that most of those around him don t completely understand, but Edwin realizes that Britain must be united to survive Once his place is secure, he finds a bride who brings with her a Roman priest This leads to the biggest dilemma of Edwin s life When he decides whether or n Every now and again, I read a book that causes me anger Not anger at the book s contents or presentation Anger that the author wrote what I should have thought of first.
Edwin, High King of Britain is one of those books Edoardo Albert s work here fits, technically, under the definition of historical fiction, though I would recommend a category of imaginative history for works like this one.
Why Albert presents us with seventh century Britain as a living place This is a timeframe that we do not have many sources for the Venerable Bede s Ecclesiastical History being the main source for occurred in these years If we take Bede s historical work as accurate, then Albert s work is accurate on historical events He has woven in imaginative descriptions of what goes on between events Unlike a typical historical fiction book that is mostly fiction in Britain 604 AD Two centuries after departure of the legions Roman Britannia was gone its cities abandoned, the land divided into petty kingdoms under barbarian warlords vying for wealth, glory and power Christianity was a distant memory as the Britons were pushed out by the Anglo Saxons from across the sea, men who served gods that only loved those that died in battle In this land a lonely royal exile, Edwin, heir to the Northern Kingdom of Deira hears of a plot to betray him to the King who killed his father and had sought his life for years Wandering on the moonlit coast, despairing of his life, Edwin is witness to a remarkable sign which would change his life and the course, and the future of a Kingdom.
Since reading The Ecclesiastical History of the English People The Greater Chronicle Letter to Egbert a famous work of history by an eigh I am absolutely thrilled with this story Outstanding read beyond any expectations I had for historical fiction And that says a lot right there for just how good this book is For a long time I have wanted to read about the rise of Christianity in certain parts of Britain and how it was brought about to the pagan people of its time And in this story it is really interesting how paganism and Christianity mixed among the people, how the people who are pagan convert and their thought process in doing so I ve also wanted to know about the kings of the period and how they lived, fought and how the people lived among them What were their struggles, and their daily lives like This fast paced story has it all and much I was completely immersed from the very beginning to the very end and not wanting to close the book I wanted to read about these fascinating people and their lives I wanted to st This skillfully constructed story resurrects Edwin, High King of Britain, from the 7th century The reader is introduced to Edwin in a seemingly impossible situation He is in exile at the court of a supposed friend when he learns that his life has been sold to the man who already stole his kingdom.
From this inauspicious beginning, Edwin goes on to reclaim his kingdom of Northumbria and become High King of all the English kings This idea of a high king is one that most of those around him don t completely understand, but Edwin realizes that Britain must be united to survive Once his place is secure, he finds a bride who brings with her a Roman priest This leads to the biggest dilemma of Edwin s life When he decides whether or n Every now and again, I read a book that causes me anger Not anger at the book s contents or presentation Anger that the author wrote what I should have thought of first.
Edwin, High King of Britain is one of those books Edoardo Albert s work here fits, technically, under the definition of historical fiction, though I would recommend a category of imaginative history for works like this one.
Why Albert presents us with seventh century Britain as a living place This is a timeframe that we do not have many sources for the Venerable Bede s Ecclesiastical History being the main source for occurred in these years If we take Bede s historical work as accurate, then Albert s work is accurate on historical events He has woven in imaginative descriptions of what goes on between events Unlike a typical historical fiction book that is mostly fiction in Britain 604 AD Two centuries after departure of the legions Roman Britannia was gone its cities abandoned, the land divided into petty kingdoms under barbarian warlords vying for wealth, glory and power Christianity was a distant memory as the Britons were pushed out by the Anglo Saxons from across the sea, men who served gods that only loved those that died in battle In this land a lonely royal exile, Edwin, heir to the Northern Kingdom of Deira hears of a plot to betray him to the King who killed his father and had sought his life for years Wandering on the moonlit coast, despairing of his life, Edwin is witness to a remarkable sign which would change his life and the course, and the future of a Kingdom.
Since reading The Ecclesiastical History of the English People The Greater Chronicle Letter to Egbert a famous work of history by an eigh I am absolutely thrilled with this story Outstanding read beyond any expectations I had for historical fiction And that says a lot right there for just how good this book is For a long time I have wanted to read about the rise of Christianity in certain parts of Britain and how it was brought about to the pagan people of its time And in this story it is really interesting how paganism and Christianity mixed among the people, how the people who are pagan convert and their thought process in doing so I ve also wanted to know about the kings of the period and how they lived, fought and how the people lived among them What were their struggles, and their daily lives like This fast paced story has it all and much I was completely immersed from the very beginning to the very end and not wanting to close the book I wanted to read about these fascinating people and their lives I wanted to st A second five star read for 2017 yay This book Oh my goodness, I ve got all the feels sobs What an amazing, beautiful, touching story, and to think that its based on true events and a true king, and ohhh huddles in a corner and weeps But this book, the first in a trilogy, was such a solid read, and really well written Edoardo Albert captured the era beautifully, and I was often left breathless by how well he was able to describe the religious, moral and cultural understandings of the period, in the way the characters behaved, spoke, and thought One of my favourite scenes was when the Christian priest spoke up at the wedding feast and told the tale of the Wedding of Cana in Galilee, and the response of the listeners it was so good My heart warmed to the character of Edwin, and his beautiful young Queen, as well as his faithful thegn Forthred, Guflang his war I won this book through first reads giveaway I really enjoyed reading about this period in English history that I know little of The author did a great job telling this very interesting story I found this time period of England very exciting and was neat reading about the rise in Christianity in England I look forward to reading the rest in this series.
Debut Historical Fiction Series Vividly Recreating The Rise Of The Christian Kings Of Northumbria, EnglandIn AD, Edwin, The Deposed King Of Northumbria, Seeks Refuge At The Court Of King Raedwald Of East Anglia But Raedwald Is Urged To Kill His Guest By Aethelfrith, Edwin S Usurper As Edwin Walks By The Shore, Alone And At Bay, He Is Confronted By A Mysterious Figure The Missionary Paulinus Who Prophesies That He Will Become High King Of Britain It Is A Turning PointThrough Battles And Astute Political Alliances Edwin Rises To Power, In The Process Marrying The Kentish Princess Aethelburh As Part Of The Marriage Contract The Princess Is Allowed To Retain Her Christian Faith But, In These Times, To Be A King Is Not A Recipe For A Long LifeThis Turbulent And Tormented Period In British History Sees The Conversion Of The Anglo Saxon Settlers Who Have Forced Their Way On To British Shores Over Previous Centuries, Arriving First To Pillage, Then To Farm And Trade And To Come To Terms With The Faith Of The Celtic Tribes They Have Driven OutThe Dramatic Story Of Northumbria S Christian Kings Helped Give Birth To England As A Nation, English As A Language, And The Adoption Of Christianity As The Faith Of The English This is a First Reads for me I won this as a Giveaway.
The story revolves around King Edwin and the struggles he faces both in consolidating small, petty kingdoms into one and also whether or not he wants to follow the new Christian God or remain true to the gods of his fathers Whatever choices he makes affects the other kings and also all of his people.
The battle scenes were interesting, especially the major one toward the end of the book There were also scenes in the book revolving around Edwin s wife and his children I wish there would have been depth and character development of his family I would have liked to have gotten to know his wife better and also to have known of the background of the priests, James and Paulinus.
There is some conflict betwee Edwin High King of Britain is a well written and well researched book about early 7th century England For Uhtred fans, Edwin was also king of Northumbria and lived at times in Bamburgh Castle If you love Cornwell s Uhtred series then you ll love this, especially if you d prefer less graphic battle scenes Albert has written a real page turner The action moves on through the years at a steady pace The characters are strong and the writing is evocative Edwin was persuaded to be baptised as a Christian by his wife and her priest In turn, he persuaded his sons, his thegns and lords and many of his people to convert also There was a point where I wondered if the aim of the book was to proselytise but I think I was wrong It was important to understand what the belief system was beforehand and why Christianity might appeal to these people and Albert has done that really 7 10 I m a big historical fiction fan and this was very well written and researched It tells the story of Edwin s rise to power in the 7th century and his conversion to Christianity, something I knew nothing about before The author did a great job bringing the history to life and it was a very enjoyable read.
My only minor complaint is that is it heavily focused on Edwin s conversion to Christianity and it does skip over large time periods in his life Don t get me wrong the religious aspect was very well written I just felt it may have been emphasised at the expense of a rounded recounting of his life.
I have the second and third books in this series and I m looking forward to reading them too.
I received this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.



I won this book through first reads giveaway I really enjoyed reading about this period in English history that I know little of The author did a great job telling this very interesting story I found this time period of England very exciting and was neat reading about the rise in Christianity in England I look forward to reading the rest in this series.
A second five star read for 2017 yay This book Oh my goodness, I ve got all the feels sobs What an amazing, beautiful, touching story, and to think that its based on true events and a true king, and ohhh huddles in a corner and weeps But this book, the first in a trilogy, was such a solid read, and really well written Edoardo Albert captured the era beautifully, and I was often left breathless by how well he was able to describe the religious, moral and cultural understandings of the period, in the way the characters behaved, spoke, and thought One of my favourite scenes was when the Christian priest spoke up at the wedding feast and told the tale of the Wedding of Cana in Galilee, and the response of the listeners it was so good My heart warmed to the character of Edwin, and his beautiful young Queen, as well as his faithful thegn Forthred, Guflang his war This is a First Reads for me I won this as a Giveaway.
The story revolves around King Edwin and the struggles he faces both in consolidating small, petty kingdoms into one and also whether or not he wants to follow the new Christian God or remain true to the gods of his fathers Whatever choices he makes affects the other kings and also all of his people.
The battle scenes were interesting, especially the major one toward the end of the book There were also scenes in the book revolving around Edwin s wife and his children I wish there would have been depth and character development of his family I would have liked to have gotten to know his wife better and also to have known of the background of the priests, James and Paulinus.
There is some conflict betwee Edwin High King of Britain is a well written and well researched book about early 7th century England For Uhtred fans, Edwin was also king of Northumbria and lived at times in Bamburgh Castle If you love Cornwell s Uhtred series then you ll love this, especially if you d prefer less graphic battle scenes Albert has written a real page turner The action moves on through the years at a steady pace The characters are strong and the writing is evocative Edwin was persuaded to be baptised as a Christian by his wife and her priest In turn, he persuaded his sons, his thegns and lords and many of his people to convert also There was a point where I wondered if the aim of the book was to proselytise but I think I was wrong It was important to understand what the belief system was beforehand and why Christianity might appeal to these people and Albert has done that really 7 10 I m a big historical fiction fan and this was very well written and researched It tells the story of Edwin s rise to power in the 7th century and his conversion to Christianity, something I knew nothing about before The author did a great job bringing the history to life and it was a very enjoyable read.
My only minor complaint is that is it heavily focused on Edwin s conversion to Christianity and it does skip over large time periods in his life Don t get me wrong the religious aspect was very well written I just felt it may have been emphasised at the expense of a rounded recounting of his life.
I have the second and third books in this series and I m looking forward to reading them too.
I received this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.

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