Today’s team review is from Noelle, she blogs here http://saylingaway.wordpress.com
Noelle has been reading Queen Of The Darkest Hour by Kim Rendfeld
This novel is set in the late eighth century and the queen of the title is Fastrada, the fourth wife of Charles, King of the Franks, also known as Charlemagne. This is a challenging era about which to write, given the constant upheavals and realignments in Europe amongst the various warring factions. King Charles the Great, or Charlemagne, became king of the Franks and made it his mission to unite all Germanic peoples into one kingdom and convert his subjects to Christianity. A skilled military strategist, he spent much of his reign engaged in warfare to accomplish his goals. In 800, Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne emperor of the Romans.
Charles had many wives and children. The reader is fortunate because the author has named the four…
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