Friday, May 15, 2015
Dark Under Cover of Knight - Jayne Castel - Terrific view of people and places shrouded in time ~
A terrific book about a line of East Anglians I knew little to nothing about, but plan to learn more. There are 2 more books in this series, and I plan to get them, immediately.
Recommended for all who enjoy traveling back to a dark and mostly invisible past. Rædwald and his successors, his son Eorpwald and stepson Sigeberht lived and ruled in the 7th century. Reading this tale and looking through Bede and the Anglo Saxon Chronicle has made them come alive, again, at least for me.The heroine, Raedwyn, is timeless.
"A.D. 617. This year was Ethelfrith, king of the Northumbrians, slain by Redwald, king of the East-Angles; and A.D. 632. This year was Orpwald baptized. "