Dec 14, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick

The Forever Queen
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:

  1. Nice teaser. Sounds like an interesting book.

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

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  3. Great teaser!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-time_14.html

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  4. Sounds very good. I hope you enjoy the rest.

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. 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

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  11. 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.

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  12. Hmm, sounds really interesting. Great teaser!

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

    My Tuesday Teaser

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