I love a good well written historical fiction story, and Joanna Courtney did a great job with this first novel in a series. We get to meet Edyth, only fourteen whose beauty catches the eye of a king. Her future once determined by her parents is about to change as they are forced out of their home and into distant Wales.
It was a joy to pick up this book and read as it was a world where so much could change so quickly. Full of battles, Vikings and never being sure of who your enemies were must have made it challenging. For women even more so, when they often have little say about who they will marry and how they could live their lives. 5/5