Monday, April 06, 2015
The Price of Blood - Patricia Bracewell
I was excited to find this one in my reserves pile at the library, and left it to have it as my Easter read. We get to meet Emma, Queen of England again in 1006 as Englands shores become more threatened by Viking enemies. I loved the first book in this series - Shadow on the Crown, and like a lot of middle books in a trilogy it suffers from just holding and building the story, and form me I felt a little like it was dragged out. Both female characters Queen Emma and Cnuts wife Elgiva are strong and I loved their stories, but could have done with less of the drawn out mens stuff talking of sides and battles.
Still I do look forward to the next book, the final one where I am sure we will be excited by the action. 3/5