At the heart of our present are the stories of our past. In ages gone by, many monarchs died while they were still young. There were battles and diseases and many were simply overthrown. But the days of regal engagement in hand-to-hand combat are over and the line of succession has a good ageing prospect these days.
One of the most famous monarchs in history is Queen Victoria and her passing brought an end to an amazing era. She could be demanding, rude and she frequently fled public duties for the solitude of Scotland. But she loved fiercely, and her people loved her fiercely in return. Under her reign, England achieved greatness it had never known before.
‘VICTORIA TO VIKINGS – The Circle of Blood’ spans from this great queen to another one: Queen Elizabeth II. Ours is the era of the longest living monarch in history and her ancestry is incredible. But walking two steps behind her, stalwart and loyal, stands Prince Philip, the strawberry to her champagne, and with him comes his own amazing Viking heritage.
This book really intrigued me from the outset. I will admit that after I read the blurb for this one it read to me as more of a non fiction story but I downloaded the book and I am really glad I did as I found the book to be really well written and enjoyable and not at all what I expected but it is clear from reading it that the author knows her topic!
There were a couple of minor issues I had with some of the areas on the book, but it is in the main a work of fiction so I let these go as the book is well laid out and easy to read in the main and packed full of detail.
I have since had a look through the author’s previous non fiction books and have added a few to my wish list, really glad to have been introduced to this author and will definitely be checking out her award winning non fiction in the future
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I am an Australian author born in Brisbane, Queensland now living in Hong Kong. My writing career began 18 years ago with my best-selling autobiography ‘Daughters of Nazareth’ published by Pan MacMillan Australia.
Over the past 8 years, I have been researching and writing a historical fiction trilogy based on British Monarchy throughout the ages beginning with the Vikings. Originally meant to be a single book, as facts accumulated the material gradually filled three books. I call this series my V2V trilogy.
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