Friday, June 20, 2014

Edwin: High King of Britain by Edoardo Albert (Review)

Edwin: High King of Britain (Book 1 of The Northumbrian Thrones)

By Edoardo Albert

(received in exchange for an honest review)


Genre- Fiction / Christian

Published by- Lion Hudson

Copyrighted- 2014

Number of pages- 352

Age Group- Adult 

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78264-033-2

In Edwin, High King of Britain, by Edoardo Albert, Edwin was the king of Northumbria, but he has been exiled.  His family has lived with other kings in the area, but they are now living with King Raedwald. 

Not only is it a difficult time for Edwin, but Britain itself is in turmoil.  The old ways of the Anglo-Saxon Gods and the new ways of the Christian God.  Which way will prevail?  Will Edwin live to become a new Christian?

This book also contains a list of characters, glossary, and a historical note.

About the Author-

Edoardo Albert is a journalist for Time Out.  He is also a historian.

My thoughts-

One of my favorite time periods to read and learn about is the 1800’s and the American West.  My other favorite time period to read and learn about is the time when King Arthur could have lived. 

Edwin: High King of Britain, by Edoardo Albert, was an excellent book.  Some of my favorite parts were the map, glossary, character list, the historical note.  I found the historical note especially interesting, because I did not realize that the Britons were mostly Christians.  I thought the Anglo-Saxons were Christians and not pagans. 

Edwin was an interesting character and I thought that he really grew as a person as he turned from the other gods to the one true God.  The priest of the old gods, Coifi, surprised me.  I thought he would stay with the other gods and worship them for the rest of his life.  He changed his mind and that helped Edwin and his cause.

Now, before I go and spoil the rest of it I will end.  This is an excellent book and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading about Britain many years ago.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Edwin: High King of Britain, by Edoardo Albert, for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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