A daring queen. A Viking warrior. An epic love story.
Joanna Courtney has wanted to be a writer ever since she could read. After spending endless hours entertaining her siblings with made-up stories, it was no surprise when Joanna pursued her passion for books during her time at Cambridge University - where she combined her love of English and History by specialising in Medieval Literature. Joanna continued to write through her first years of work and then, married and living in Derbyshire, in the sparse hours available between raising four children. She teaches creative writing across the country and for the Open University. Joanna is fascinated by defining moments in history, of which the Battle of Hastings is certainly one. The outcome of that momentous day is one of the big 'what-ifs?' of England's past and she has loved being able to immerse herself in the world of the Anglo-Saxons, Normans and Vikings whilst writing The Queens of the Conquest trilogy.
Gripping, intriguing, romantic -- Tracy Bloom A glorious, rich, epic story of love, friendship and sacrifice which will sweep you up and transport you to another time. I absolutely loved this and can't wait for the next book in the series -- Rachael Lucas, author of Sealed With A Kiss and Coming Up Roses Absorbing and emotional Candis magazine A beautifully written multi layered tale with a tremendously authentic sense of place and time ... an epic feel ... highly recommended LizLovesBooks The story reaches a heart-rending climax. A must read. I loved it -- Freda Lightfoot, author of The Amber Keeper A strong sense of atmosphere and place and time. I really got into the story, in fact I was so gripped by it at one point that I missed my bus. It was a really good, exciting, read Michelle Birby, author of The House at Baker Street