Edoardo Albert has penned a novel that takes events of history and transforms it into a readable account. Edwin: High King of Britain shares the story of Edwin, a king in the country of Northumbria in 604 A.D.
This was a time when holding on to a kingdom was tough. There was always someone looking to take it from you. It also shares how the pagan Anglo-Saxons were converted to Christianity. This is a pivotal part of world history. The book shares the history as to why England eventually became a Christian nation
I have to admit that when I first saw this opportunity posted, I wasn't eager to jump at it. While I thought the story was a good one, it wasn't my usual genre to read. However, I thought my oldest son, age 17, would enjoy it. And so he did.
His summary: The book starts with Edwin having been exiled from his own kingdom by a clever warlord. He flees to his friend, King Raedwald. There he stays until he hears a rumor that King Raedwald was bribed by the warlord to hand over Edwin. Edwin then goes down to the beach to think about what he should do when a strange man walks up to him. The man tells Edwin he will be king of all Britain.
His thoughts: Overall it was a good book and one I enjoyed. It did get a little slow in the middle of the book when they began debating whether the Christians could keep their faith. The ending was great and I liked it a lot. I’m looking forward to the next book.
You can currently purchase the eBook version of the book for only $1.99 for the rest of the month.
Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the book through the Kregel Publications Blog Tour program. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions stated above are mine alone.