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The Briton and the Dane [Download] ➾ The Briton and the Dane By MaryAnn Bernal – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk King Alfred the Great has thwarted the Viking threat against his kingdom of Wessex Signing a treaty with the formidable Danish King Guthrum, he succeeds in pushing the heathen army back to the rolling and the ePUB ☆ King Alfred the Great has thwarted the Viking threat against his kingdom of Wessex Signing a treaty with the formidable Danish King Guthrum, he succeeds in pushing the heathen army back to the rolling fens of East Anglia An uneasy peace holds sway The King establishes a standing army under Lord Richard, who takes command of the citadel at Wareham Richard and his army are accompanied by his daughter, Gwyneth, an impetuous and reckless young woman at The Briton PDF/EPUB or once striking, intellectually gifted, but dangerously vain and imprudent While Richard broods on the Viking threat, Gwyneth falls in love with an enemy prince only to discover that she has been betrothed to a Saxon warrior twice her age Refusing to countenance her grim fate, she flees the fortress, but is soon kidnapped by a Viking warrior and taken to the camp of King Guthrum while Saxon search parties scour the land In captivity, a hostage to fortune, Briton and the PDF È and the focus of political intrigue, Gwyneth is submerged in a world of expediency, betrayal and black treachery Slowly, she realizes the truth is suspect, nothing is what it appears and her reality cannot be trusted And all the time, against this background, she desires nothing than to be reunited with her dashing Danish prince.


10 thoughts on “The Briton and the Dane

  1. Rick F. Rick F. says:

    After the last of Rome s legions left Britannia to the mercy of the invading barbarian hordes and before the age of chivalry, when knighthood was in flower and troubadours sang of courtly love, there lived a King whose love for his people and the land left a legacy coveted by his descendants who sought to wear his crown.Mary Ann Bernal has proven herself to be at the very top of historical adventure writers The Briton And The Dane is simply magnificent transporting the reader back to the days After the last of Rome s legions left Britannia to the mercy of the invading barbarian hordes and before the age of chivalry, when knighthood was in flower and troubadours sang of courtly love, there lived a King whose love for his people and the land left a legacy coveted by his descendants who sought to wear his crown.Mary Ann Bernal has proven herself to be at the very top of historical adventure writers The Briton And The Dane is simply magnificent transporting the reader back to the days of Alfred the Great not to be missed A JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB MUST READRICK FRIEDMANFOUNDERTHE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB MUST READ


  2. Mary Yarde Mary Yarde says:

    Do you not see the men and women who seek the protection and safety of these walls Do you not see their fear Does this not prove that the Norsemen are raiding again It was only a matter of time before the Norseman once again began to raid the rich and fertile land of Britannia However, such things, were of no concern to Gwyneth of Wareham as she listened to the sea crash upon the shore However, that fateful night, which hinted not at the events that were to unfold, would change the course Do you not see the men and women who seek the protection and safety of these walls Do you not see their fear Does this not prove that the Norsemen are raiding again It was only a matter of time before the Norseman once again began to raid the rich and fertile land of Britannia However, such things, were of no concern to Gwyneth of Wareham as she listened to the sea crash upon the shore However, that fateful night, which hinted not at the events that were to unfold, would change the course of her life forever.When Gwyneth saw a shadowy figure stumbling towards the surf, she felt compelled to follow him instantly dismissing any danger she might have found herself in When this mystery man collapses in front of her, Gwyneth feels compelled to help It was only then that Gwyneth saw the arrow sticking out of his shoulder.Who was this stranger What had he done What did he intend to do As Gwyneth nursed the warrior back to health, there was only one thing that she knew for sure she could fall in love with a man like this.Alas, this was a man s world, and Gwyneth was her father s daughter She must marry where he tells her, even if her heart does belong to someone else.Erik of Esbjerg had not expected to fall for his would be rescuer, but he did, and now he has to fight if he wants to keep her It is that, or watch her marry a man that is not him.With a sweeping elegance, I soon found myself utterly enchanted with The Briton and the Dane by Mary Ann Bernal Gwyneth was a character that I immediately loved She is young, feisty, and something of a free spirit She cannot be tamed Her wilfulness, often bordering on defiance made her a fascinating protagonist and one I enjoyed reading about, although I did feel sorry for the monks, whose patience Gwyneth put to the test onthan one occasion Gwyneth s story was also a lovely reminder of the joyful experience of first love.The Briton and the Dane has a large cast of characters There is not one but three romance stories within the cover of this book Gwyneth s brothers, the lovable David and the serious Stephen all have rather complicated love interests David in particular I thoroughly enjoyed learning about these supporting characters, and they helped to give the story depth I especially enjoyed Stephen and Elizabeth s story.Bernal has a very engaging narrative and style, which held my attention throughout the course of this book The political intrigue and the threat of war between King Guthrum and King Alfred later to be known as The Great gave this novel a sense of urgency Peace was fragile, and war was on the horizon, add to that the complicated romance plot of our young intrepid protagonists, made The Briton and the Dane unputdownable.I have read three books in The Briton and the Dane saga, and I have enjoyed them all Bernal is a natural storyteller and writes fabulous escapism fiction.I Highly Recommend.Review by Mary Anne Yarde.The Coffee Pot Book Club


  3. One-Click One-Click says:

    Audiobook This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast.comNarration Sabastian Lockwood Hot Mess but it s not entirely his fault There are SOOOO many character s in this book I felt like it was a little schizophrenic at times This narrator has a fabulous voice, but because of the need his attempts to create so many character s some of the voices were a little out there and over dramatic With ext Audiobook This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast.comNarration Sabastian Lockwood Hot Mess but it s not entirely his fault There are SOOOO many character s in this book I felt like it was a little schizophrenic at times This narrator has a fabulous voice, but because of the need his attempts to create so many character s some of the voices were a little out there and over dramatic With extended consonants and too much bravado For the most part, the book told you who was speaking, so I think it would have been an easier listen with just a couple of his nice voices and call it good I don t even know where to begin on the story I gave this 3 stars because I thought it was ok But I really had a hard time following this book Maybe because it was audio and I was sometimes doing other things, it made it harder to follow But it flipped from character to character or scene to scene and all the sudden, I d stop what I was doing and say Huh Who s this Helga person or insert one of many of the character names I was continually rewinding and re listening to partssometimes it helpedsometimes it didn t in fact, it took me 6 days to finish this title I ve read and listened to books with huge casts and never felt as lost as I did on this one BUT with that said, I think maybe on a large road trip or something where my attention is a littlecontained, I will try to listen to this again and I will revisit and revise this review if my opinion changes


  4. Brenda Perlin Brenda Perlin says:

    The Briton and The Dane is the first book in a trilogy that takes place in the ninth century This book caught my attention right away It was easy to get swept away into the drama and intrigue I was amassed over all the deception that took place during those time periods This book also has a very seductive side which made the story evencaptivating and entertaining for me I love how Mary ann Bernal writes She is wildly talented and has a real gift for telling a colorful story The char The Briton and The Dane is the first book in a trilogy that takes place in the ninth century This book caught my attention right away It was easy to get swept away into the drama and intrigue I was amassed over all the deception that took place during those time periods This book also has a very seductive side which made the story evencaptivating and entertaining for me I love how Mary ann Bernal writes She is wildly talented and has a real gift for telling a colorful story The characters are very lifelike and the dialog is impeccable I loved how the scenes keep shifting around throughout each chapter I had to pay attention but it was so spellbinding and alluring at the same time It is all very comprehensible and clever.I loved all the history along with the romantic side to this novel


  5. Christoph Fischer Christoph Fischer says:

    The Briton and the Dane by Mary Ann Bernal is a very well written and researched historical romance that is as educational as it is entertaining The author portrays life in the 9th century with splendid detail and a sense of authenticity I learned a lot about the times, the characters and the complexities of life in Britain at the time.The romance part is believable and flows smoothly, the characters are complex and keep your interest There is fighting, action, drama and historical value A The Briton and the Dane by Mary Ann Bernal is a very well written and researched historical romance that is as educational as it is entertaining The author portrays life in the 9th century with splendid detail and a sense of authenticity I learned a lot about the times, the characters and the complexities of life in Britain at the time.The romance part is believable and flows smoothly, the characters are complex and keep your interest There is fighting, action, drama and historical value A well rounded beginning of a promising series


  6. Leslie Reed Leslie Reed says:

    I started reading this series because I am hooked on The Vikings television series I see many similarities and am enjoying the series This first book started off great I did feel it lacked momentum in the middle It is hard to remember all of the names and secret family and lineage I hope the story picks up interest again in the second book I am not ready to give up the series yet because there is enough intrigue from the many storey lines in the plot.


  7. Joey Woolfardis Joey Woolfardis says:

    Supremely disappointed in myself and the book It seemed to drag at the beginning for no reason, with pages upon pages of conversion There was little world building, aside from some clich d character and location description Whilst I am finding I enjoy historical fiction a great deal, and the Saxon period is intriguing, I found this to be a run of the mill fantasyesque story about forbidden love and political intrigue Perhaps for another time.


  8. Barbara Barbara says:

    First time novelist Mary Ann Bernal has deftly trasported us back 1200 years to the early days of England She used her knowledge of history ot create a wonderful tale of love and intrigue I was engrossed in the the story from page 1 and my interest continued right to the bitter end Her characters showed life, exhibiting a wide range of emotions I can harldy wait for the sequel Sign me up now


  9. Ryan Ryan says:

    Couldn t get into this book Read about 20% and just had to put it down Hoped it would havehistorical fiction qualities but feltlike a cheesy fantasy romance with very one dimensional characters Just didn t do it for me.


  10. Sherry Ellis Sherry Ellis says:

    The Briton and the Dane is a novel that takes readers back to the time of King Alfred the Great It is a time of rivalry between the Christian King of Wessex and the pagan Viking, King Guthrum As the story begins, Gwyneth, daughter of Lord Richard Buhr of Wareham under King Alfred s rule , meets and cares for a wounded Danish prince, Erik The two fall in love Things get a little complicated when Gwyneth realizes she loves the enemy It gets evencomplicated when Erik s past is revealed The Briton and the Dane is a novel that takes readers back to the time of King Alfred the Great It is a time of rivalry between the Christian King of Wessex and the pagan Viking, King Guthrum As the story begins, Gwyneth, daughter of Lord Richard Buhr of Wareham under King Alfred s rule , meets and cares for a wounded Danish prince, Erik The two fall in love Things get a little complicated when Gwyneth realizes she loves the enemy It gets evencomplicated when Erik s past is revealed As the cast of characters grows, readers are drawn into a world of violence, deceit, and seduction The book is well written The dialog between the characters is told using the vernacular of the period This may take some getting used to, as it isformal than our modern day English Throughout each chapter, the scenes jump around to show what is happening in each of the character s lives Initially, readers may find it challenging to keep all the characters straight and remember all of the relationships By the middle of the book, things should be clear Readers should know that as the story closes, there are still unresolved issues unfinished love stories, ongoing battles, and an important character who after being wounded, suffers from amnesia Does it sound like a soap opera Readers will have to buy Ms Bernal s sequel, The Briton and the Dane Birthright, to see how everything resolves The Briton and the Dane is a book that would appeal to readers who enjoy historical fiction, especially fiction set in the Nineth Century Britannia


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