Today is my stop on the blog tour for Victoria to Vikings – The Circle of Blood! Check out my review and let me know what you think.
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 wasn’t really sure what I was getting into when I picked up Victoria to Vikings, but I’m really happy I did. I’ve been reading a lot more in the historical realm, and this while told in the form of a fictional story, is full of historical facts.
I loved the behind the scene stories. This was a really intriguing spotlight on the politics, attitudes and relationships of the time. Trisha Hughes did her research and made this feel authentic while keeping it a perfectly paced, entertaining read.
I’m super glad I took a chance on this one. If you love historical novels, you’ll love this one!
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.
Let me know what you think!