Somewhere to review books I'm reading without giving away any spoilers!
This proved to be an intriguing books and certainly wasn’t what I’d anticipated at all – I thoroughly enjoyed it! Whilst told in the form of a story it is based on historical facts, telling the behind the scene stories relating to the British monarchy through the ages, starting with the upbringing of the child who grew up to become Queen Victoria and continuing on through the twentieth century monarchs to Queen Elizabeth II. I was fascinated by some of the revelations regarding the royal family – and definitely felt sorry for her children!
The politics, behaviour, attitudes and relationships are all put under the spotlight in this easy to read and highly entertaining book. It is history in story form, informative, fun, educational and definitely something you don’t need to be an ardent fan of the British royal family to find interesting!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it and being surprised just how much I enjoyed it.
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 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.
I am an Australian author born in Brisbane, Queensland now living in Hong Kong. My writing career began 18 years ago with my best-selling autobiography ‘Daughters of Nazareth’ published by Pan MacMillan Australia. Over the past 8 years, I have been researching and writing a historical fiction trilogy based on British Monarchy throughout the ages beginning with the Vikings. Originally meant to be a single book, as facts accumulated the material gradually filled three books. I call this series my V2V trilogy.
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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for materials for this post and organising the tour it is part of. The review is my own, honest opinion after choosing to read the book.