Author: Garth Pettersen
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: 4 Stars
After a peaceful year running their Frisian estate, Harald and Selia are called to Engla-lond.
Their return is marked by violence and intrigue. The king has vowed to Queen Emma that their son, Harthacnute, will inherit the throne, but the atheling is cruel and reckless. Many view Harald as the better choice, which makes him a target for the unseen supporters of his half-brother. King Cnute urges Harald to be prepared to assume the throne should Harthacnute prove inadequate. Harald resists being swept up by forces beyond his control, but doubts he will survive the reign of King Hartha.
And what of his older brother, Sweyn?
WARNING – SPOILERS MAY ENSUE BEYOND THIS POINT – REVIEW BELOW
If you are a fan of historical tales full of romance, intrigue, and action, The Dane Law by Garth Pettersen will be right up your alley.
The book is wonderfully well-written, full of beautiful historical detail and vibrant atmosphere. The narrative is well-paced and sucks you into the time period effortlessly.
I truly enjoyed the characters and the little bits of humor thrown in especially. It is a bit of a heavy read, but well worth it.