Forever Queen - Helen Hollick

Forever Queen

By Helen Hollick

  • Release Date - Published: 2010-11-01
  • Book Genre: Historical
  • Author: Helen Hollick
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 18 Ratings)

Forever Queen Helen Hollick read online review & book description:

USA Today Bestseller!

What kind of woman becomes the wife of two kings, and the mother of two more?

Saxon England, 1002. Not only is Æthelred a failure as King, but his young bride, Emma of Normandy, soon discovers he is even worse as a husband. When the Danish Vikings, led by Swein Forkbeard and his son, Cnut, cause a maelstrom of chaos, Emma, as Queen, must take control if the Kingdom—and her crown—are to be salvaged. Smarter than history remembers, and stronger than the foreign invaders who threaten England's shores, Emma risks everything on a gamble that could either fulfill her ambitions and dreams or destroy her completely.

Emma, the Queen of Saxon England, comes to life through the exquisite writing of Helen Hollick, who shows in this epic tale how one of the most compelling and vivid heroines in English history stood tall through a turbulent fifty-year reign of proud determination, tragic despair, and triumph over treachery.

Praise for Helen Hollick

"If only all historical fiction could be this good." —Historical Novels Review

"Hollick juggles a large cast of characters and a bloody, tangled plot with great skill." —Publishers Weekly

"A very talented writer." —Sharon Kay Penman, bestselling author of Devil's Brood

"Helen Hollick has it all. She tells a great story." —Bernard Cornwell
What Readers Are Saying

"Paints an exceptional portrait of Emma...an extremely excellent read...once you begin reading you won't want to stop until you absolutely have to!"

"Every fan of medieval history fiction and of Anglo-Saxon England should read this book."

"For any historical novel fans this is a must. Impossible to put down."

(This book was previously published in the U.K. as THE HOLLOW CROWN.)

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Posted Reviews

  • Why doesn't iBook have the 2nd Book in the Series?

    5
    By HoneyShea
    Could not put this book down…..but frustrated that iBook does not offer the second book in the series. I guess I'll have to get the second book through the Kindle app.
  • Forever Queen

    5
    By Carol Lei
    Wonderful read, couldn't put it down. I loved the cultural references which reminded me of how important foreign influences were in England a thousand years ago. I can't wait to read the next in the 1066 series. My only criticism is that I find the title of the book to be embarrassing.
  • Forever Queen

    5
    By Honey Combs
    Captivating. Keeps me up hours into the night. I feel completely transported to a different time and am inspired by the main character. The account of a young girl, Emma, given, by means of arranged marriage, the title of Queen. She suffered loss, neglect and abuse, and gained power and the respect of a nation along the way as she fulfilled her title. Emma's resiliency, determination, and astounding ability to not only hold her own, but command men- men of war, of violence, of murder- in an era where women were treated like lowly creatures, easily disposable, not worth more than a warm body to satisfy a mans cravings-on his terms-or a means to bear a son. Detailed, realistic, yet tasteful depictions of war and the battles for the title of King take you almost literally to the battlefield. I have enjoyed this book immensely. Halfway through I realized I never want the story to end. I am looking forward to reading more work by the author.

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