Saturday, 24 August 2013

Becky Bookworm Book Review - The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton

Tessa Gratton has done something truly unique and remarkable with her first norse fantasy novel. She's not set in the past or in a parallel world but in an ALTERNATIVE WORLD! Where Vikings really did discover America and settle, where the old gods are still worshipped despite so much modern technology and where there are really Beserker warriors and Seers and everyone has a favourite god or goddess and from time to time the Gods themselves interact with the American government and sooo much more. It is an incredible thing to try and create an alternative world to our own that is soo different and yet so recognisable at the same time. I can't recommend this book enough and it is a book aimed at teenagers and is such a great way to introduce them to the norse ways, culture, history and beliefs. Please do click on the cover to read my full review.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Becky Bookworm Book Review *Queen Emma Double Special* - A Hollow Crown/Forever Queen by Helen Hollick (+ Queen Emma and the Vikings review repeat)

A Queen Emma Double Special

First I will reveal via the cover link below my review of Helen Hollick's truly EPIC SAGA SIZED TALE, A Hollow Crown, which records the rise of Queen Emma and the fateful fall of her 2 Husband Kings and 2 King Sons.
A Hollow Crown  or 7717338
It is also known by international readers as The Forever Queen.

And to further encourage you to read her fantastic awe-inspiring book you might like to learn more about the REAL Queen Emma who's marriages and son's were the ultimate cause of 1066 and England's throne without an heir.
For such historical reading you can't go far wrong with the fabulous Harriet O'Brien's, Queen Emma and the Vikings.
Please do click on the cover to see what I enjoyed most about it.

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