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    The Briton and the Dane: Concordia MOBI ¼ Briton and the civilized world flock to Britannia s shores to study at the King s Court School at Winchester Enter Concordia, a beautiful noble woman whose family is favored by the king Vain, willful, and admired, but ambitious and cunning, Concordia is not willing to accept her fate She is betrothed to the valiant warrior, Brantson, but sees herself as far too young to lay in the bedchamber of an older suitor She wants to see the wonders of the world, embracing everything in it preferably, but dangerously, at the side of Thayer, the exotic Saracen who charms King Alfred s court and ignites her yearning passionsConcordia manipulates her besotted husband into taking her to Rome, but her ship is captured by bloodthirsty pirates, and the seafarers protecting her are ruthlessly slain to a man As she awaits her fate in the Moorish captain s bed, by sheer chance, she discovers that salvation is at hand in the gilded court of a Saracen noblemanWhile awaiting rescue, Concordia finds herself at the center of intrigue, plots, blackmail, betrayal and the vain desires of two egotistical brothers, each willing to die for her favor Using only feminine cunning, Concordia must defend her honor while plotting her escape as she awaits deliverance, somewhere inside steamy, unconquered Muslim Hispania."/>
  • Paperback
  • 242 pages
  • The Briton and the Dane: Concordia
  • MaryAnn Bernal
  • English
  • 15 March 2019
  • 148188994X

10 thoughts on “The Briton and the Dane: Concordia

  1. Mary Yarde Mary Yarde says:

    Someone should have told Concordia that when wishes come true they can leave a very bitter taste.It had been very easy to fall in love with the young and handsome man from Hispania, but alas, their romance was never meant to be It was nothing but an inexperienced girl s foolish dream.Several years have passed, and Concordia has not seen or heard anythingof Thayer, but not for one moment has she stopped loving him Since that night, Concordia has worn the necklace Thayer gave her He was s Someone should have told Concordia that when wishes come true they can leave a very bitter taste.It had been very easy to fall in love with the young and handsome man from Hispania, but alas, their romance was never meant to be It was nothing but an inexperienced girl s foolish dream.Several years have passed, and Concordia has not seen or heard anythingof Thayer, but not for one moment has she stopped loving him Since that night, Concordia has worn the necklace Thayer gave her He was still the first thing she thought about in the morning and the last thing at night She wished ardently to speak with him, to see him, just onetime.Concordia marries a man whom she regards as a very dear friend She should be content Nevertheless, her heart still belongs to Thayer Desperate to please his young wife, Brantson takes her on a voyage their destination, Rome However, they never make it, for their boat is boarded by Saracen pirates What was to be an adventure of a lifetime, soon turns into a harrowing nightmare.If Concordia is to survive, then she must use her wits and her body, but there is no telling if even that will be enough If only Thayer were here to save her He would assure her safety and if nothing else, return her to her homeland.From the comfort of King Alfred s Great Hall to the terror of captivity in a foreign land, The Briton and the Dane Concordia The Briton and the Dane 4 by Mary Anne Bernal is the unforgettable story of one woman s quest to find true love and in doing so find herself as well.Set firmly in the 9th Century, The Briton and the Dane Concordia, drew me in from the opening sentence and held me enchanted until the very end Bernal s narrative was not only utterly irresistible but incredibly vivid in the telling This is a story that threatened to mesmerise It was so compelling that I read it in one sitting There was no way I could put this book down once I had started.Concordia is an unlikely heroine She is spoilt and conceited However, there is an endearing innocence about her, and for anyone whose first love was unrequited, there is a recognition of her daydreams and her heartache She pines terribly for Thayer As a character, Concordia certainly does her fair share of growing up as the novel progresses Her relationship with Chad, the Saracen pirate, gave this story an unexpected twist Of all the men in Concordia s life, Chad, although not the most honest, isthan a match for our fiery young heroine s free spirit.The antagonist of this tale is an unlikely one Thayer speaks with a double tongue He is not what he seems and Concordia learns a harsh but terrible lesson which is to not take anyone at face value Her love for him is pure, but his love for her is about control and dominance He is the serpent who promises much but delivers nothing but heartache.Bernal paints a dazzling portrait of what life was like in 9th Century Hispania There is an elegant sweep of historical brilliance, giving this book an almost sensual grounding of time and place Bernal has certainly woven the history into this incredibly enthralling tale I was particularly interested in Bernal s depiction of the Emirate of Cordova Emirate of C rdoba This was a time of power struggles and dynasties, but it was also the beginning of a political decline of the emirate I think Bernal has captured the essence of this era very well through her fictional portrayal The tension between the Muslim community and the Christian one is evident throughout this story, and indeed history tells us that there was much unrest, particularly at the Christian border Although this is book 4 in the series, Concordia stands very firmly on her own two feet So, if you are looking for your next fix of historical fiction, then why not check out The Briton and the Dane Concordia The Briton and the Dane 4 by Mary Anne Bernal.I Highly Recommend.Mary Anne Yarde.The Coffee Pot Book Club


  2. Phil Naessens Phil Naessens says:

    If you enjoy historical novels than Author Mary Ann Bernal s latest literary offering The Briton and The Dane Concordia is a book you will want to add to your library and one you will read again and again and not be disappointed Ms Bernal does an amazing job creating the characters and the scenes in the book are not only believable but these fictional people actually come alive on the page in such a way it s almost as if you are watching a movie The Briton and The Dane Concordia is chock fu If you enjoy historical novels than Author Mary Ann Bernal s latest literary offering The Briton and The Dane Concordia is a book you will want to add to your library and one you will read again and again and not be disappointed Ms Bernal does an amazing job creating the characters and the scenes in the book are not only believable but these fictional people actually come alive on the page in such a way it s almost as if you are watching a movie The Briton and The Dane Concordia is chock full of everything suspense, intrigue, treachery, deceit and romance fill the pages of this wonderful book and the main character Concordia, the beautiful cunning 19 year old child of privilege plays a large role in all of it I enjoyed this book so much that I invited the author to appear on my syndicated radio program and you can listen to that interview Ms Bernal also joined me on The Writers Showcase Podcast with Phil Naessens and you are invited to listen to that program You can purchase The Briton and The Dane Concordia beginning January 2, 2013 here Disclaimer I received a free copy of The Briton and The Dane Concordia from the author In no way was I asked to offer a favorable review nor was this copy given to me as payment for an appearance on The Phil Naessens Show


  3. Brenda Perlin Brenda Perlin says:

    I adored Mary Ann Bernal s Concordia which was skillfully written and filled with ongoing suspense There is plenty of real life emotion, action packed with lust, lies and deceit which is explored in such a memorable way I was entertained from beginning to end.This flawless tale was so clear and precise that the words flew off the page in a very visual way I drawn in right away and as a reader I could see Concordia standing in front of me so naturally beginning with her entrance She is a capt I adored Mary Ann Bernal s Concordia which was skillfully written and filled with ongoing suspense There is plenty of real life emotion, action packed with lust, lies and deceit which is explored in such a memorable way I was entertained from beginning to end.This flawless tale was so clear and precise that the words flew off the page in a very visual way I drawn in right away and as a reader I could see Concordia standing in front of me so naturally beginning with her entrance She is a captivating character, manipulating but also likable This tale instantly brings the reader back to another time and place To be honest, this is not my favorite genre but it wasentertaining and compelling than most stories that I read I so badly yearned to know where it would all lead Would everyone survive But most of all who would hold Concordia s heart and keep it Would the man men that captured her heart stand in her way This is the first book that I have read in the series and this book certainly stands on it s own Though I will have to go back to the beginningThe Briton and the Dane series has caught my interest


  4. Wendy Steele Wendy Steele says:

    This is the first of Mary Ann Bernal s novels I ve read but it won t be the last I enjoy historical fiction but don t want to be bombarded with facts at the expense of a good story so, I m delighted to say, the author did not disappoint.Concordia, a wilful, spoilt young girl, brought up close to the court of King Alfred during the late 9th century, has her heart stolen by an exotic, foreign dignatory before he returns to his homeland Her infatuation and naievity take her on a journey, by boat, This is the first of Mary Ann Bernal s novels I ve read but it won t be the last I enjoy historical fiction but don t want to be bombarded with facts at the expense of a good story so, I m delighted to say, the author did not disappoint.Concordia, a wilful, spoilt young girl, brought up close to the court of King Alfred during the late 9th century, has her heart stolen by an exotic, foreign dignatory before he returns to his homeland Her infatuation and naievity take her on a journey, by boat, to Europe and beyond The scenes are beautifully set to stage battles, voyages and royal courts and the reader sees through Concordia s eyes the violent, often uncivilised times she lives in, as well as the honour, gallantry and bravery of many of the characters Part of me wanted to see Concordia s journey from naievity and innocence to maturity and wisdom but that would have been a different story This book receives my 5 rating as I loved the story telling, would recommend to others and read again I look forward to readingbooks by this author


  5. K.S. Marsden K.S. Marsden says:

    Concordia is a dazzling star of King Alfred s court She has the benefit of education, and the links of high standing family in this Saxon land She is passionate and headstrong and willing to travel to the ends of the Earth for love.I was excited to win a copy of this in the Advent competition at Echo Fox s blog I love historical stories, political intrigue, and romances yes, I do like reading romances, just not the fluffy ones.This is the 4th book in Bernal s Briton and the Dane series, of Concordia is a dazzling star of King Alfred s court She has the benefit of education, and the links of high standing family in this Saxon land She is passionate and headstrong and willing to travel to the ends of the Earth for love.I was excited to win a copy of this in the Advent competition at Echo Fox s blog I love historical stories, political intrigue, and romances yes, I do like reading romances, just not the fluffy ones.This is the 4th book in Bernal s Briton and the Dane series, of which I believe there s 5 books so far I haven t read any of the others, and the good news is that Concordia s story can be read perfectly well as a stand alone.I liked the settings The court of King Alfred the sea voyage the Saracen world that Concordia finds herself in It was all beautifully written, if on the lighter side of details But that s all personal preference I would rather have something not wedged full of historical detail in favour for a smooth running plot.The cast of characters are colourful and have a well rounded feel, which I suppose you can expect when an author has an established series, the characters are all familiar and work well together.They all have their own hopes and ambitions OK, I m struggling a bit with this review as, unfortunately, I didn t like the story overall.The reason for that can be summed up in one word Concordia.I really couldn t stand the main character If she wasn t in it, the book would be lovely.She is described in the synopsis as beautiful and Vain, willful, and admired, but ambitious and cunning I d also like to add that she is shallow, ignorant, naive, self centred and pig headed.It is all done to an extent where I wondered if Bernal had deliberately written such an unlikeable character and if she did, I applaud the effort Concordia stays true to her form the whole way through her adventure, never improving, never learning from her mistakes.Concordia imagines herself in love with the charming Thayer, who represents a wider world and an exotic life that she could only dream of Thayer hints at returning her affections before he leaves for Hispania.Concordia obsesses so completely over this infatuation, she refuses to think clearly And when her father comes to court to announce that she is to be engaged to Branston, a good man who has been her friend and admirer for years, Concordia panics that she may never get the chance to see if her love with Thayer was real I loved Branston, he might have been besotted, but this older gentleman was patient, and very wise to what Concordia was planning He got such a raw deal, I felt so sorry for him Concordia agrees to marry Branston whom she does love like a brother and is well aware of his feelings for her in exchange for a sea trip to Rome It plays as the worst secret in the world, as everyone seems aware that she is trying to get to Thayer.Anyway, when Concordia is separated from the rest of the crew and travellers, she finds herself in the company of Chad, who turns out to be Thayer s younger brother Chad is quickly enamoured by Concordia, as he transports her to the Saracen court.And yeah, he forces himself on her, because he just couldn t help his feelings After Concordia finishes crying, she decides that she quite likes it.Seriously, if that wasn t bad enough, it s like both characters turned a blind eye to the lack of consent Speaking later of his brother s misbehaviour, Chad declares that he would never force Concordia Really And Concordia professes that what happened between her and Chad was her choice and she didn t fight him After this consensual rape, I was amazed by how quickly Concordia seemed to forget all about Thayer She had sold her husband s soul, crossed oceans and faced pirates because of the strength of her love But a week in a hut with Chad and Concordia couldn t care less about Thayer.She has this horrible single minded determination, with little or no consideration of anyone else Even though it is causing a lot of worry for everyone else, Concordia doesn t spare a thought to the fact that her staying with Thayer could cause war between their countries.The character doesn t grow or improve as the story goes on Her servant Yara, is like a sister to her she is the only one that Concordia trusts, and it is a beautiful friendship that grows in the middle of the danger and politics at Thayer s court They escape together But in the very middle of their escape, a ghost from Concordia s past turns up Concordia dumps Yara and never gives her a second thought as she sails away I just uh.The ending was perfect I m not going to spoil anything, and my opinion of the ending has nothing to do with my opinion of Concordia I thought Bernal wrote a very strong, and a very daring end.So, in the end I would not make any effort to re read Concordia s story But I do like Bernal s writing and the world that she has created, and I would definitely be interested in reading the other books in the series


  6. Jenn (Booksessed) Jenn (Booksessed) says:

    Having read the three previous novels in The Briton and the Dane series, I was anxiously waiting for Concordia to be released I am have been obsessed with this series it s wonderful.I was impressed with how seamlessly Concordia fits with the rest of the series I didn t reread the other novels in the series, but I did skim some passages I had noted earlier and didn t have to double back Concordia was a hard novel to put down, but I loved that it drew me in immediately each time I picked it up Having read the three previous novels in The Briton and the Dane series, I was anxiously waiting for Concordia to be released I am have been obsessed with this series it s wonderful.I was impressed with how seamlessly Concordia fits with the rest of the series I didn t reread the other novels in the series, but I did skim some passages I had noted earlier and didn t have to double back Concordia was a hard novel to put down, but I loved that it drew me in immediately each time I picked it up again To me, that is the mark of a great book.While I really liked Concordia the novel, Concordia the character was a different story She was a very hard character to like because of her impulsive, manipulative nature While I think part of that is the young age of her character, it was still hard to root for her Yet at the same time, part of what kept me reading was I had to know if Concordia grew up a bit during all her ordeals.In Concordia there were so many complex and strained relationships Chad and Thayer were my favorite characters to read scenes of They were the most diabolical and trying to figure them out was so enjoyable The ending was the most amazing part for me I wasn t sure how everything was going to come together and the ending completely blew me away It was unexpected and theI thought about it, I don t see how things could have ended another way.I am unsure if this is the last novel in the Briton and the Dane series If it is, it will be hard for me to say goodbye to these characters, but I will eagerly read anything that Mary Ann Bernal writes She has a knack for writing characters that is so enjoyable I cannot recommend this series enough


  7. Merissa (Archaeolibrarian) Merissa (Archaeolibrarian) says:

    This is one of those books that, going from the synopsis, I thought I would love It sounded intriguing, interesting and full of action However, what I got is definitely not for me I read a lot of historical genre and love the medieval period that is what gives this book the two stars The descriptions given deliver a world of bygone times to you, everything described is richly detailed from the clothing to the fighting.What I didn t like at all about this book was the main female character This is one of those books that, going from the synopsis, I thought I would love It sounded intriguing, interesting and full of action However, what I got is definitely not for me I read a lot of historical genre and love the medieval period that is what gives this book the two stars The descriptions given deliver a world of bygone times to you, everything described is richly detailed from the clothing to the fighting.What I didn t like at all about this book was the main female character We get from the synopsis that she is willful, vain, ambitious and cunning What I wasn t expecting was just how much of a spoilt brat she was Now perhaps this is exactly the reaction the author wanted but for me personally, Concordia spoilt the rest of the book that much that I had to force myself to finish it And the ending I was happy about it What I wasn t happy about was how much influence she still had over these people once she had gone But anyhowI didn t read anything about feminine cunning or her defending her honour I read how she was forced but then enjoyed it so carried on someuntil she got passed onto the next brother, who also forced her but that didn t matter.I m sorry, I know this book has some rave reviews and I m fully expecting this to get downvoted onbut with a main character like this, it just did absolutely nothing for me The historical side of it beautiful, rich in detail and description, a joy to read The character forget it, not for me My apologies to the author for the two stars but that is the most generous I can be I definitely won t be reading anyof this series


  8. Elisabeth Marrion Elisabeth Marrion says:

    Intrigue, Betrayal, Lust All with a capital I,B,L Well maybe not the lust But do not underestimate young women in the Ninth Century Was Concordia really just that na ve or was she actually cunning You decide I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and I marvel on the research Mary Ann Bernal, clearly does in order to write about that time in history Her love for the Ninth Century is obvious Having already read The Briton and the Dane, which is set in the south of England, where I live I Intrigue, Betrayal, Lust All with a capital I,B,L Well maybe not the lust But do not underestimate young women in the Ninth Century Was Concordia really just that na ve or was she actually cunning You decide I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and I marvel on the research Mary Ann Bernal, clearly does in order to write about that time in history Her love for the Ninth Century is obvious Having already read The Briton and the Dane, which is set in the south of England, where I live I was surprised that Concordia is set in a part of Spain where I spent my holidays I will certainly recommend this book to my friends


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The Briton and the Dane: Concordia[PDF] ✅ The Briton and the Dane: Concordia By MaryAnn Bernal – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Travel back in time to late Ninth Century Anglo Saxon Britain where Alfred the Great rules with a benevolent hand while the Danish King rules peacefully within the boundaries of the Danelaw Trade flou and the ePUB ☆ Travel back in time to late Ninth Century Anglo Saxon Britain where The Briton PDF/EPUB or Alfred the Great rules with a benevolent hand while the Danish King rules Briton and the PDF È peacefully within the boundaries of the Danelaw Trade flourishes, and scholars from throughout the civilized world flock to Britannia s shores to study at the King s Court School at Winchester Enter Concordia, a beautiful noble woman whose family is favored by the king Vain, willful, and admired, but ambitious and cunning, Concordia is not willing to accept her fate She is betrothed to the valiant warrior, Brantson, but sees herself as far too young to lay in the bedchamber of an older suitor She wants to see the wonders of the world, embracing everything in it preferably, but dangerously, at the side of Thayer, the exotic Saracen who charms King Alfred s court and ignites her yearning passionsConcordia manipulates her besotted husband into taking her to Rome, but her ship is captured by bloodthirsty pirates, and the seafarers protecting her are ruthlessly slain to a man As she awaits her fate in the Moorish captain s bed, by sheer chance, she discovers that salvation is at hand in the gilded court of a Saracen noblemanWhile awaiting rescue, Concordia finds herself at the center of intrigue, plots, blackmail, betrayal and the vain desires of two egotistical brothers, each willing to die for her favor Using only feminine cunning, Concordia must defend her honor while plotting her escape as she awaits deliverance, somewhere inside steamy, unconquered Muslim Hispania.


About the Author: MaryAnn Bernal

and the ePUB ☆ Mary Ann Bernal attended Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY, where she received The Briton PDF/EPUB or a degree in Business Administration Her literary aspirations were ultimately realized when the Briton and the PDF È first book of The Briton and the Dane novels was published in In addition to writing historical fiction, Mary Ann has also authored a collection of contemporary short stories in the Scribbler Tales series Her latest endeavor is a science fiction fantasy novel entitled Planetary Wars Rise of an EmpireMary Ann is also a passionate supporter of the United States military, having been involved with letter writing campaigns and other support programs since Operation Desert Storm She has appeared on The Morning Blend television show hosted by KMTV, the CBS television affiliate in Omaha, and was interviewed by the Omaha World Herald for her volunteer work She has also been a featured author on various reader blogs and promotional sites Mary Ann currently resides in Elkhorn, Nebraska.