Chosen Queen

Author(s): Joanna Courtney

Young Adult Fiction (Ages 13+)

The Queens of the Conquest trilogy1066. Three Queens. One Crown.As a young woman in England's royal court, Edyth, granddaughter of Lady Godiva, dreams of marrying for love. But political matches are rife while King Edward is still without an heir and the future of England is uncertain.When Edyth's family are exiled to the wild Welsh court, she falls in love with the charismatic King of Wales - but their romance comes at a price and she is catapulted onto the opposing side of a bitter feud with England. Edyth's only allies are Earl Harold Godwinson and his handfasted wife, Lady Svana.As the years pass, Edyth finds herself elevated to a position beyond even her greatest expectations. She enjoys both power and wealth but as her star rises the lines of love and duty become more blurred than she could ever have imagined. As 1066 dawns, Edyth is asked to make an impossible choice. Her decision is one that has the power to change the future of England forever . . .The Chosen Queen by Joanna Courtney is the perfect blend of history, fast-paced plot and sweeping romance with a cast of strong female characters - an unforgettable read. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Chadwick and Philippa Gregory.

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She holds the fate of England in her heart ...

Gripping, intriguing, romantic Tracy Bloom This is a fascinating and gripping read, I was hooked from the very first page and didn't want to put it down. Joanna Courtney is a new talent in the world of historical fiction and one that I would highly recommend. I look forward to reading more by this fantastic author Bookbabblers A strong sense of atmosphere and place and time. I really got into the story, in fact I was so gripped by it at one point that I missed my bus. It was a really good, exciting, read. I cannot wait to read the next two books. Michelle Birkby, author of The House at Baker Street Amazing Miranda Dickinson 'A glorious, rich, epic story of love, friendship and sacrifice which will sweep you up and transport you to another time. I absolutely loved this and can't wait for the next book in the series' Rachael Lucas, author of Sealed With A Kiss and Coming Up Roses 'An absorbing and emotional debut novel' Candis magazine 'A beautifully written multi layered tale with a tremendously authentic sense of place and time ... an epic feel ... highly recommended' LizLovesBooks 'The story reaches a heart-rending climax. A must read. I loved it' Freda Lightfoot, author of The Amber Keeper 'With lovely writing and a terrific sense of narrative drive, Joanna Courtney portrays an era of change through a story about a long forgotten Queen. In The Chosen Queen, Edyth is a heroine who inhabits a convincingly re-created historical world, peopled with personalities whose lives leap from the page. Superb! Carol McGrath, author of The Daughters of Hastings trilogy 'An outstanding opening to this new series set to rival historical fiction heavyweights like Philippa Gregory and Susanna Dunn' Lisareadsbooks 'Wonderful, mesmerising storytelling that had me hooked from page one, keeping me engrossed throughout the entire novel and still left desperate for more' Reviewed the Book 'An atmospheric, vividly written book that took me on a fascinating journey into the past so much so that even after I finished the book, I am still wondering about the characters and their world. I simply cannot wait for the next book. I am hooked!' Shaz's Book Blog 'Rich plots, fascinating characters and detailed historical events' Compelling Reads 'I loved the story and the development of Edyth's character... I didn't want it to end' Lavender Librarian

Joanna Courtney has wanted to be a writer ever since she could read. As a child she was rarely to be seen without her head in a book and she was also quick to pick up a pen. After spending endless hours entertaining her siblings with made up stories, it was no surprise when Joanna pursued her passion for books during her time at Cambridge University - where she combined her love of English and History by specialising in Medieval Literature. She has written over 200 stories and serials published in women's magazines, some of which have been broadcast on BBC radio. Joanna has also won several fiction prizes and written and directed an award-winning play. She teaches creative writing across the country and for the Open University.

General Fields

  • : 9781447280781
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Pan Books
  • : 0.3
  • : September 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 26mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Joanna Courtney
  • : Paperback
  • : Main Market Ed.
  • : en
  • : 823.92
  • : 416