Dec 14, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick


The Forever Queen (Saxon #2)


Teaser Tuesdays asks you to choose two sentences at random from your current read. Identify the author and title for readers.

"It is not in my power to give you Aethelred's crown," she said, holding it out to him. "That you must win for yourself, but it is in my ability to give you mine." ( p. 273)

Title: The Forever Queen
Author: Helen Hollick
Paperback: 656 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (November 1, 2010)

Goodreads book description: Aged only thirteen, Emma, daughter of the Duke of Normandy, is married in a strategic alliance to King Aethelred of England. Inept and arrogant, Aethelred is loathed by his young wife, whom he punishes for his many failings as a ruler. Their first son, Edward, is born through an act of violence that is little more than rape. England is invaded by the Viking King Swein Forkbeard and his son Cnut. After a bitter struggle, Aethelred loses his kingdom and his wife. Emma, now dowager queen, holds London against the invader Cnut. When he demands she surrender or suffer the consequences, Emma stakes everything on a dangerous gamble, but troubles and tragedy still await the indomitable queen as she struggles for power and for survival...

14 comments:

Andrea said...

Nice teaser. Sounds like an interesting book.

Darlene said...

I'm really enjoying this book. I hope you are too. Great teaser!

fredamans said...

Great teaser!

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Mystica said...

Sounds very good. I hope you enjoy the rest.

Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) said...

Sounds intriguing! Thats a big book! Have a great week!

kayerj said...

what a remarkable woman . . . I really enjoyed this book.

jlshall said...

Good teaser! Sounds like an interesting read. But a long one!

avisannschild said...

Can't say that this would be my cup of tea, but I hope you're enjoying it!

Staci said...

I so enjoyed this one and just received the next book in the series in the mail today!

Jennifer said...

I adored this book, I hope you are enjoying it. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesdays-love-me-to-death.html

Harvee said...

Hello everyone: Glad so many of you liked the novel. I have just started it and find it easy to read, though set in the 11th century! Looking forward to the rest of the book.

gautami tripathy said...

I like what she says!

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Lizzy said...

Hmm, sounds really interesting. Great teaser!

BLHmistress said...

I have had this on my tbr list for awhile now , glad to know its an easy read.

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