Monday, March 8, 2021

The Steel Beneath the Silk

Please join me in congratulating Patricia Bracewell on the publication of The Steel Beneath the Silk, the highly anticipated third book in the Emma of Normandy Trilogy. I had the pleasure of helping Pat design the cover. Here's the book description:

A breathtaking conclusion to Bracewell’s Emma of Normandy Trilogy, brimming with treachery, heartache, tenderness and passion as the English queen confronts ambitious and traitorous councilors, invading armies and the Danish king’s power-hungry concubine.

In the year 1012 England’s Norman-born Queen Emma has been ten years wed to an aging, ruthless, haunted King Æthelred. The marriage is a bitterly unhappy one, between a queen who seeks to create her own sphere of influence within the court and a suspicious king who eyes her efforts with hostility and resentment. But royal discord shifts to grudging alliance when Cnut of Denmark, with the secret collusion of his English concubine Elgiva, invades England at the head of a massive viking army. Amid the chaos of war, Emma must outwit a fierce enemy whose goal is conquest and outmaneuver the cunning Elgiva, who threatens all those whom Emma loves.

The Steel Beneath the Silk
 is available in ebook and print editions on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Apple Books. Add it to your shelves on Goodreads, and visit Pat's website for more information on her books and her blog posts about history.

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