The Roman Empire has fallen.
As the daughter of a king and a priestess of the sacred grove, Anya’s life in Germania is one of wealth and privilege – until she dares to speak out against the high priest’s barbaric human sacrifices.
Her punishment is exile.
Forced to leave her homeland, she sails to Britannia, to an island that is sliding into chaos and war, as rival kingdoms vie for power.
Alone and far from home, Anya must learn to survive amidst the bloodshed, treachery and intrigue of fifth century Britain.
Can she find a place to belong – a home, a hearth, a welcome?
I thought that this was a really enjoyable story!
I loved how the author brought this period of history to life and the descriptive nature was excellent. I thought that she had some excellent characters and I found the book to be an easy read.
Four stars from me for this one – I really enjoyed it- highly recommended!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Penny’s father, a journalist, instilled her with a love of history from an early age. Family holidays invariably included an invigorating walk up an Iron Age hill-fort whilst listening to his stirring stories of the Roman attack and the valiant defence by the Britons. Consequently, Penny has a degree in Classics and a passion for history and archaeology.
She has enjoyed a varied career, including BBC production assistant, theatre PR and journalism, but her ambition was always to write historical fiction. Her first novel, The King’s Daughter, was awarded Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society.
Penny has worked on many archaeological excavations, and these ‘digs’ and their evocative finds often provide the inspiration for her books. Penny’s research also takes her to the many spectacular historical sites featured in this novel, including Hadrian’s Wall and Tintagel.”
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