Seventh century England is a hodgepodge of warring Anglo-Saxon states filled with shifting alliances and treacherous grabs for royal power. Kings rise and fall, depending on Woden’s Luck. Northumbria, the damp kingdom north of the River Humber, is a state riven with rivalries and kings determined to expand at any cost.
Women have no obvious role in a warrior society, but by using their wits, four women—two queens and two abbesses—make monumental changes. One woman marries a pagan king and successfully converts him to Christianity before he dies in battle. One becomes the most powerful abbess in Northumbria and holds the Great Synod at Whitby Abbey, which brings the kingdom back to the Roman Church. Another becomes queen and keeps political alliances strong despite different religious denominations. The fourth woman ushers in a new age by negotiating with kings and churchmen to establish one united church in the Northumbrian kingdom.
Based on true events and people, this is the story of Northumbria through the eyes of the most important women of their time.
Saxon Heroines is a phenomenal story that will excite readers from start to finish thanks to the captivating story that takes the reader on an exciting and thrilling journey back in time! Saxon Heroines for me was an engrossing read that enthralled me from the very first page to the very last; I struggled to put this book down because I desperately wanted to know what was going to happen to the novel’s memorable characters and I felt this way thanks to the author’s incredible writing that compelled me to read non-stop!
Sandra Wagner-Wright is a talented and well-accomplished author, and her work is gripping as well as riveting and that is why I already have to recommend this novel to you lovely readers! However, if you need more convincing, then continue to read to learn more about the incredible Saxon Heroines!
Saxon Heroines is a captivating novel full of rich history and many fascinating moments. The reader in Saxon Heroines will be taken back in time to AD 624 and will meet a host of female protagonists, who all play a pivotal role in shaping Northumbria.
The tale of Saxon Heroines is gripping, moving, and let’s not forget thrilling! This story truly did astound me with its captivating narration and thrilling plotline in which many twists and turns occur. As well as it being an excellent, fascinating novel, it is also a unique, diverse one and I have to say that I adored this because I was getting very tired of reading the same old historical fiction books so thank you, Sandra Wagner-Wright for writing a novel that is fresh, exciting and gripping!
Sandra Wagner-Wright can only be described as a talented, accomplished writer who knows what a reader wants in a great story. As I read Saxon Heroines, I read every sentence slowly so that I could absorb all of the book’s information; I felt as if I was there and it made for an immersive reading experience. Wagner-Wright is an excellent writer who is well accomplished, and her work astounded me from the very beginning thanks to her original plot, as well as her compelling protagonists that in turn made me invest in the story even more!
To conclude my thoughts on the captivating novel that is Saxon Heroines, I would say if you are bored with the same old books then take a chance with this gem because you will not be disappointed. It has everything you would want in a great story, and that is spine-tingling good content, dynamic, memorable characters, and a brilliant author. Saxon Heroines gets five stars from me, book lovers! So be sure to have a read of the preview below, you won’t regret it!
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