15-year old Emma is thrust into the center of this violent world with her marriage to 35-year old English king, Athelred II (Not the Unready – he’s later!). Emma is the sister to Duke Richard of Normandy and a pawn to ensure that Richard not provide shelter to Viking raiders from Denmark.
Completely unsuited to one another, Emma finds solace in winning the love and support of the English people.
Shadow on the Crown is the first in a trilogy on Queen Emma and the English throne. It is an engaging tale of romance, intrigue and Viking adventure!