The Forever Queen The Forever Queen

The Forever Queen

Sometimes, a desperate kingdom is in need of one great woman

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    • $16.99

Publisher Description

A USA Today Bestseller!

"Hollick does a remarkable job of bringing to life a little known but powerful queen... an absorbing plot that never lags over the course of a fat, satisfying book."—Publishers Weekly

Sometimes, a desperate kingdom is in need of one great woman

Saxon England, 1002. Not only is Æthelred a failure as King, but his young bride, Emma of Normandy, soon discovers he is even worse as a husband. When the Danish Vikings, led by Swein Forkbeard and his son, Cnut, cause a maelstrom of chaos, Emma, as Queen, must take control if the Kingdom-and her crown-are to be salvaged. Smarter than history remembers, and stronger than the foreign invaders who threaten England's shores, Emma risks everything on a gamble that could either fulfill her ambitions and dreams or destroy her completely.

Emma, the Queen of Saxon England, comes to life through the exquisite writing of Helen Hollick, who shows in this epic tale how one of the most compelling and vivid heroines in English history stood tall through a turbulent fifty-year reign of proud determination, tragic despair, and triumph over treachery.

What Reviewers Are Saying

"Hollick is a master at making each historic scene come alive in the mind of a character with the most to lose... rich, tasty, sugary sludge of historical fiction... the best the genre has to offer."—Historical Novels Review

"Brilliant prose, historical accuracy, and rich detail bring this violent era to life. The Forever Queen stands as a well-detailed biographical account of one of England's strongest, most determined queens."— Historical Novel Review Blog

"A rich and descriptive tapestry of Anglo Saxon history, warring factions, political intrigue and betrayal, brutal violence, and yes, love."—Queen of Happy Endings

Praise for Helen Hollick

"A very talented writer."—Sharon Kay Penman, bestselling author of Devil's Brood

"If only all historical fiction could be this good." —Historical Novels Review

"Hollick juggles a large cast of characters and a bloody, tangled plot with great skill."—Publishers Weekly

"Helen Hollick has it all. She tells a great story." —Bernard Cornwell

(This book was previously published in the U.K. as THE HOLLOW CROWN.)

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
November 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
656
Pages
PUBLISHER
Sourcebooks
SELLER
Sourcebooks, Inc.
SIZE
2.8
MB

Customer Reviews

HoneyShea ,

Why doesn't iBook have the 2nd Book in the Series?

Could not put this book down…..but frustrated that iBook does not offer the second book in the series. I guess I'll have to get the second book through the Kindle app.

bobdora1951 ,

Awful

This book is all about character assassination. The author should choose a subject she is more familiar with.

Carol Lei ,

Forever Queen

Wonderful read, couldn't put it down. I loved the cultural references which reminded me of how important foreign influences were in England a thousand years ago. I can't wait to read the next in the 1066 series. My only criticism is that I find the title of the book to be embarrassing.

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