At the heart of our present are the stories of our past. In ages gone by, many monarchs died while they were still young. There were battles and diseases and many were simply overthrown. But the days of regal engagement in hand-to-hand combat are over and the line of succession has a good ageing prospect these days.
One of the most famous monarchs in history is Queen Victoria and her passing brought an end to an amazing era. She could be demanding, rude and she frequently fled public duties for the solitude of Scotland. But she loved fiercely and her people loved her fiercely in return. Under her reign, England achieved a greatness it had never known before.
Victoria to Vikings: The Circle of Blood spans from this great queen to another one: Queen Elizabeth II. Ours is the era of the longest living monarch in history and her ancestry is incredible. But walking two steps behind her, stalwart and loyal, stands Prince Philip, the strawberry to her champagne, and with him comes his own amazing Viking heritage.
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I thought this was a truly unique, fascinating and satisfying read which any historical fiction fan will enjoy.
The author manages to cover a lot of history without it ever seeming to be rushed. Instead she manages to make learning very fun with all the fascinating historical details really adding to the story so that the reader can really envision it in their minds. I often felt like I was there alongside the characters experiencing everything first hand.
The pace in this book is quite fast and I found myself easily drawn into the story. The emphasis on the two queens, who are England’s longest serving monarchs, was especially interesting and I enjoyed learning more about what they had achieved in their reigns. I’d never thought about history from this angle so found it very fascinating to read about things from a female slant.
This is the first book in a new trilogy and I’m excited to see where it will go next. Huge thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random resources for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book which I received in exchange for an honest review.
About The Author:
Trisha Hughes is a best-selling Australian author who now lives in Hong Kong. Trisha’s books are true stories of ruthless kings, favoured queens, warriors, generals, battles and wars. But standing tall above them all are the strong, stable ones who have persevered. Trisha attends workshops for children’s creative writing groups and is a mentor of a yearly young writers competition. Her first book was published 18 years ago, a best-selling autobiography called Daughters of Nazareth. Trisha has recently published the first two books in this historical trilogy; Vikings to Virgin and Virgin to Victoria.