Happiest of launch days to Among the Great by Amy Ullrich!
I’m so excited to share a little bit with you about Amy’s debut novel, Among the Great, which is set in medieval England around the reign of King Alfred (AD 877). Like a story I shared with you last week (Cabin Girl), it’s also somewhat reminiscent of my childhood reads, specifically when we were studying medieval history, which is what first attracted me to the story.
It’s the kind of book I wish I had a book-loving young man to pass it on to, though of course, it can be read by anyone!
About the Book
The year is AD 877, and King Alfred has succeeded in driving the marauding Danes from his kingdom – for the time being.
Edwin and his sister Edith are just beginning to enjoy their liberty when, one terrible night, their lives change forever.
Separated from one another, and caught up in the turmoil of their times, Edwin and Edith must learn to discern between truth and falsehood, friend and foe, or be swept away on a tide of treachery.
A blind bard, a lame blacksmith, and an ambitious warrior all have their role in this tale of courage and true heroism set during the reign of Alfred the Great.
So what do you think? Does that sound like the type of book you’d like to read?
Honestly, I really hope I can grab a copy soon and find time to sit down and read it. Y’all know how tough reading time is to find these days, but hey, we prioritize what actually matters. And reading is a thing that certainly does matter!
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