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The Briton and the Dane The Complete Trilogy
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I fell in love with medieval England after I read Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. Then came the great Hollywood epics such as Knights of the Round Table, Prince Valiant, The Black Shield of Falworth and The Vikings, to name but a few. Add to the mix Camelot and an incurable romantic Anglophile was born! The Briton and the Dane novels are set in Ninth Century Anglo-Saxon Britain when the formidable Vikings terrorized the civilized world. The epic adventure runs the gamut of deception, treachery, intrigue, and complicated relationships during a time of war and conquest. Resource material such as book club discussion items, glossary of terms, period maps and character lists are available for download at http://www.maryannbernal.com.
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The author, Mary Ann Bernal is going to be holding a giveaway for this edition on Goodreads.com. The giveaway starts on April 1st (my birthday, which I think is a good omen) and rush until the end of April.
In book one - The Briton and the Dane - you get a great start to the series and get a real sense of all the major players in the series on both sides. You will fall in love with the characters. There are kings and courts, just the way you would imagine them to be, political debates, and a very headstrong girl who has a knack for getting herself into trouble. While I would be hesitant to say that book one is all set-up, it is a great start to the trilogy, and it's hard to not wonder what happens to the characters as you turn the last page.
In book two -The Briton and the Dane: Birthright - things begin to get really intense. There are alliances and betrayals, and so much action; a huge battle sets up a cliffhanger that leads you into the final book of the series. Reading the battle scenes is a nail-biting experience; will your favorite characters survive?
In book three - The Briton and the Dane: Legacy - the trilogy is wrapped up, but that doesn't mean that it's smooth sailing for the entire book. (The last sentence may be a witting pun, if you've finished the series). I think that decision and actions are more complex in this novel. The characters have grown and evolved and their connections to each other are so interwoven that nothing is simple; an act done out of love could also count as a betrayal. All the tension of friend vs. foe comes to a head. Who can be trusted is the major point of this book and I loved every minute of it. I was sad to let these characters go.
Articulate and masterful, the richness of the characters are relatable and admirable. The characters come to life in book one, the Briton and the Dane, where you find a kinship and emotion as your walk through their story hand-in-hand. This is where the trilogy differs from others, with others you are able to take a break and leisurely wait for book two to begin. Not so with this trilogy! No, instead you'll find yourself delving right into book two, The Briton and the Dane: Birthright, anxious to discover what awaits you - as you find yourself closer and closer to the edge with excitement and peril. You'll catch yourself wanting to read faster to find out what happens next! And the gem of the trilogy, book three, The Briton and the Dane: Legacy: where answers are discovered and new discoveries are made; where you realize you are fully immersed in this world and regret having it end; where you sit back content with closure yet you long for more...so beloved has the tale become!
I haven't been this excited about a book trilogy in decades! This trilogy is a must read!