23 Jun The Northern Queen
From the pen of Kelly Evans, comes a tale that has waited a thousand years to be told.
The Northern Queen explores the complex political landscape of 11’th century England and the fall of an ancient English dynasty. It puts a very human face on the historical events that helped shape not just England, but Denmark, Norway and Sweden as they came to be ruled by just one man, Canute, son of Sweyn Forkbeard.
With the creation of the Great Northern Empire, that saw the Viking lands united with England, a powerful alliance was created that set the stage for a new dynasty to be born. But would it be the children of Canute’s pagan wife, Aelfgifu, or the those of the woman Canute was forced to marry to appease the Church, Emma of Normandy, who would rule his Empire?
With the fate of nations hanging in the balance, the Northern Queen will take you on a journey into England’s most turbulent past and a rivalry between two women whose effects we still feel today.
The Northern Queen is the first novel from Kelly Evans and will be available late Autumn, 2015. Click here for the full resolution image.