Das purpurne Herz: Historischer Roman - Die drei

Das purpurne Herz: Historischer Roman - Die drei Königinnen Saga EnglandK nig Edward hat dem Land keinen Erben geschenkt, und die Zukunft des Reichs ist unsicherer als jemals zuvor Edyth, Tochter des m chtigen Earl of Mercia, tr umt trotzdem von der gro en Liebe bei Hofe Doch als sie mitsamt ihrer Familie nach Wales verbannt wird, scheinen all ihre Hoffnungen dahin Bis der charismatische Griffin, K nig der Waliser, sein Herz an die h bsche junge Angels chsin verliert Doch ihre Liebe hat einen Preis Mit Edyths Kr nung, steht sie pl tzlich auf der feindlichen Seite in der bitteren Fehde zwischen England und Wales Und als ein altes Versprechen England ins Verderben zu st rzen droht, muss Edyth eine folgenschwere Entscheidung treffen


About the Author: Joanna Courtney

My first literary accolade was a creative writing prize at primary school and from that point on I wanted to be a novelist I was always reading as a child and often made up stories for my brother and sister on long car journeys I was also a huge Enid Blyton fan and by ten I was writing my own doubtless terrible boarding school novels Perhaps inevitably, I took my degree in English literature and it was at Cambridge, specialising in medieval literature, that I first discovered what has become a true passion for ancient history I took a sidestep after university to work in a wonderful textiles factory in Lancashire a move that led me to my lovely husband, but didn t satisfy my yearning to write Married and living in Derbyshire, however, I took up my pen again in the sparse hours available between raising my two stepchildren and twoof my own At that hectic time, I primarily wrote shorter fiction and I ve had well over 200 stories and serials published in women s magazines Now though, with the older two leaving home and the younger two at secondary school, my time has opened up and it s been a joy to fill it with my historical trilogy The Queens of the Conquest I find the Saxons, Vikings and Normans absolutely fascinating TheI research their world, theI realise how cruel the term dark ages is, as these people had hugely sophisticated clothing, jewellery, art, poetry, economics and judicial systems They were also just people, as we are people and I firmly believe that they must have largely felt much the same as we do Amusement, embarrassment, grief, hatred and perhaps above all love are not modern inventions and I have loved creating a cast of, hopefully, believable characters to help readers experience this fantastic era for themselves My trilogy is about the amazing stories of the three women vying to be Queen of England in 1066 Edyth of Mercia, wife of King Harold Elizaveta of Kiev wife of Harald Hardrada and Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror I am thrilled it is being published by PanMacmillan and very much hope that readers enjoy the first novel The Chosen Queen out in May 2015.



10 thoughts on “Das purpurne Herz: Historischer Roman - Die drei Königinnen Saga

  1. Sarah Sarah says:

    I remember reading about Edyth as a kid in Morgan Llewelyn s Wing From Hastings I was really young and so only remember vague impressions, like remembering that Harold was a big bully and her brothers were toads It was a real treat to re visit this era and these people specifically to get another look at them.For a deb


  2. Roman Clodia Roman Clodia says:

    Set in the last years of Anglo Saxon rule before the Norman conquest of 1066, this could have been an interesting look at a slightly less well known historical era but it s tainted by re writing history as a Mills Boon romance, and offers no sense of time and place.Very much in the Philippa Gregory strain of writing, the


  3. Liz Barnsley Liz Barnsley says:

    I m not usually a fan of Historical Fiction I read the odd one here and there with The Chosen Queen by Joanna Courtney I had been following along the authors story from concept to publication and so of course I HAD to read it and see the end result for myself What I found was a beautifully written multi layered tale with a


  4. Angela Smith Angela Smith says:

    Really enjoyed this book The author is a fan of writers such as Elizabeth Chadwick and Phillipa Gregory, and I think she can take her place among those authors for page turning historical novels The pace, the setting as well as the characters made this a book that was hard to put down.A fair amount of artistic licence is tak


  5. Ceri Ceri says:

    I received a copy through Goodreads First Reads.Three and a half starsA fascinating story and one I wasn t familiar with I was worried, as I always am with female centric historical fiction, that this would be too chick lit for my taste but only in the saggy middle section did this suffer from what I call Philippa Gregory Synd


  6. Natty Natty says:

    4.5 Stars Really enjoyed this book, now to hunt down the other 2 books in the trilogy. thanks to Tracey at Carpe Librum for gifting this book in one of our meet up mystery swaps and for me being clever enough to pick it..


  7. Angelique Simonsen Angelique Simonsen says:

    I really enjoyed Eadyths story Amazing that she has been the only queen of Wales and also England And can t believe that I had to be told that it was the battle of Hastings duh Lol.Great characters that did feel real and not too contrived.


  8. Tiya. Tiya. says:

    0.5 stars How can anyone even like this book A girl barely 16, about to give birth to her second child and that too with a husband who s 44 years old What in hell is this shit DNF


  9. Suze Lavender Suze Lavender says:

    It s 1055 and fourteen year old Edyth is already quite mature for her age She s curious about love and Harold and Svana are her great examples She s impressed by their relationship and their faith that love will survive everything They aren t officially married, but they have something muchspecial Edyth wants to have a similar experie


  10. Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum says:

    The Chosen Queen of the title is Edyth and the year is 1055, a decade before the Norman invasion of England in 1066, and yes, William the Conqueror.Edyth is the granddaughter of Lady Godiva and dreams of marrying for love, but times were different 950 years ago andoften than not, women were married for political and monetary gain.Edyth


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