Book Review: “Oswald: Return of the King” by Edoardo Albert

August 20, 2015 at 10:11 pm | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
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Edoardo Albert in his new book “Oswald book coverOswald: Return of the King” Book Two in The Northumbrian Thrones series published by Lion Hudson recreates the rise of the Christian kings of Northumbria, England.

From the back cover: Oswald had found peace. But now he must fight for the throne.

The kingdom lies undefended. Cadwallon and Penda, the kings of Gwynedd and Mercia, ravage the land. Oswald has a rightful claim to the throne, but he is sick of the bloodshed:  in his heart he longs to lay down his sword and join the monks of Iona.

However the abbott of Iona does not need another monk:  the abbott wants a warrior king to spread the new faith. He must reignite Oswald’s hunger for glory and renown, for gold and power and the homage of men.

If he does, will it destroy Oswald?

I like history and when it is presented to me fresh I enjoy it even more. And Mr. Albert has taken what is for me a little known piece of history and brought it to life. This is fascinating stuff. Power, empires, kings, betrayal and political intrigues are just some of what has to be dealt with. Oswald is next in line for the throne but he doesn’t want to take it. The events that lead him to the throne and what he has to do when he gets there is prime reading. Mr. Albert is a highly gifted author who knows how to give us wonderful characters that are human and have strong emotions. Mr. Albert has given us a unique thriller that will keep you on the edge of your chair as you read and flip pages as fast as possible.  I recommend this book highly and look forward to the next book in this series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Lion Hudson.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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