Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#13): Shadow of the Crown by Patrica Bracewell

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, started by Jill at  Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on.

This week I am patiently (read: impatiently) waiting on:

Shadow of the Crown by Patrica Bracewell

Publication date: February 7th, 2013

Publisher: Viking Adult

Pages: 432 (hardcover)

Summary: (Goodreads)

A rich tale of power and forbidden love revolving around a young medieval queen.

In 1002, fifteen­-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies and secure her status as queen by bearing a son. 

 Determined to outmaneuver her adversaries, Emma forges alliances with influential men at court and wins the affection of the English people. But her growing love for a man who is not her husband and the imminent threat of a Viking invasion jeopardize both her crown and her life. 

 Based on real events recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Shadow on the Crown introduces readers to a fascinating, overlooked period of history and an unforgettable heroine whose quest to find her place in the world will resonate with modern readers.

What are y'all waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me a comment! :)


  1. I'm not sure if I've seen this book before. Seems familiar though.
    The story sounds interesting and it's based on real events, that should make it more interesting.

    Here's my WoW

  2. O-M-G!!!!! Wait did that just say she's 15!!!!! O_O WOAH and shes married, a queen, and has to bear a son!! X_X This book i wouldn't normally be interested in but NOW I MUST HAVE IT!! Thanks for picking it because now IM WAITING IMPATIENTLY FOR THIS TO COME OUT TOO!! :D

    -Lisseth @ Read-A-holicZ [My WoW]