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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.

Travel back in time to the late Ninth Century, to the...more
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Published May 21st 2011 by Mary Ann Bernal, via Smashwords (first published November 23rd 2009)
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Rick F.
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...more
Brenda Perlin
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 even more captivating 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...more
Barbara
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!
Jenn (Booksessed)
When Mary Ann emailed me about this book I was interested obviously because it was historical fiction, but also because she made mention of her love for novels like Ivanhoe. I love sweeping epics with tons of characters and story arcs, and that is what Briton and the Dane offers.

There are so many characters and story lines to draw readers in right from the beginning. I wish I could go into a lot of detail and gush about my favorite characters, but the list in lengthy and it would give away so ma...more
Sherry Ellis
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 even more complicated when Erik's past is revealed....more
Nicki Markus
I wasn't sure what to expect from this novel, but in the end I really enjoyed it.
The story was set in the Anglo-Saxon/Viking period, which is one that has always interested me anyway.
I found the characters engaging and the main heroine was likeable.
The one issue I found with the book was the spoken language. The author has chosen to write her dialogue with a grammar more suited to the perod than to the modern day. This would be fine except reading it, with the word 'be' in nearly every sentence,...more
Elisabeth Marrion
What a great read. I did not know what to expect and was transported into the 9th Century England from the very first page. This is for lovers of history, or simply for lovers of a good book. I loved it.
I loved the intrigue, the love, the romance and betrayal , at the time of Alfred the great, roaming in my very front garden. So to speak. All here in rural Hampshire/Dorset. I could easily identify with the main Character Gwyneth, innocent, yet feisty. Trying to break the norm of what was expecte...more
Ngaire Elder
Epic Tale - What an incredible story. I loved this first part to the trilogy of The Briton and the Dane. The historical events were wonderfully retold by the author, Mary Ann Bernal, who mixed romance, betrayal,emotion and conspiracy into a masterful plot. And the 'Glossary of Terms' at the end of the book was a magnificent surprise.
Diane Spaulding
I thoroughly enjoyed The Briton and the Dane. From beginning to end it is filled with romance, treachery, and suspense. I felt as though I could have been right there with Gwyneth and Erik. Mary Ann did a great job of taking the reader back in time to the days of King Alfred with great detail. I did not want to put the book down! She leaves you hanging with anticipation for the sequel.
Margaret Arvanitis
Since I enjoy reading about medieval times this title intrigued me. Mary Ann Bernal is a talented teller of history and showed it in her first book, The Briton and the Dane. She took me back to the days of Alfred the Great- bringing to life believable characters who took the story forward. Her research of the times seems flawless. It kept my interest until the end and I wanted to read more.
Ryan
Couldn't get into this book. Read about 20% and just had to put it down. Hoped it would have more historical fiction qualities but felt more like a cheesy fantasy romance with very one dimensional characters. Just didn't do it for me.
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Its a interesting book, that left me wanting the next one, but it did get a little bit confusing at some parts! but it was still a good book!!!
Natalie Lee
I thoroughly enjoyed this book really loved the style of writing as well, and my husband has just started reading this book also.
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Mary Ann Bernal, author of The Briton and the Dane novels, is an avid history buff whose area of interest focuses on Ninth Century Anglo-Saxon Britain during the Viking Age. While pursuing a degree in business administration, she managed to fit creative writing classes and workshops into her busy schedule to learn the craft, but it would take decades before her “Erik the Viking” novel was ultimate...more
More about Mary Ann Bernal...
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