Saturday, June 21, 2014

Edwin: High King of Britain {review}

 

Edwin: High King of Britain by Edoardo Albert

The Northumbrian Thrones #1

Being a history buff and having a huge interest in British history, I was intrigued by Edwin High King of Britain.  I admit that I knew very little of King Edwin. So little that I did not realize that he was responsible for bringing Christianity to Britain!

Edwin a widower marries a queen who brings her religion along with her. Christianity. Edwin’s decision to embrace this new religion of worshiping one God is foreign to him and his people. His decision to become a Christian changes Britain forever!

The story tells Edwin’s story before his conversion to Christianity and after and the changes that it brings to his life and his people.

Although the story is a work of fiction the author has done a wonderful job in telling the story of the first King of Northumbria! I plan on having Justin read it when he goes into high school as part of his required reading for history! I highly recommend this book!

disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Kregel in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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