Patricia Bracewell

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Patricia Bracewell grew up in Los Angeles where her love of stories led to college degrees in Literature, a career as a high school English teacher, and a yearning to write. Her first novel, Shadow on the Crown, about the 11th century queen of England, Emma of Normandy, was published in 2013. Its sequel, The Price of Blood, appeared in 2015. The final book of her Emma of Normandy Trilogy, The Steel Beneath the Silk will be published March 2, 2021.

Patricia lives with her husband in Oakland, California. Look for her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PatriciaBrac... and on Instagram as Patabrace.
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Patricia Bracewell Hi Loretta. Thank you for dropping by. I am still writing Emma's Book 3 and so cannot even begin to hazard a guess as to when it will be released. The…moreHi Loretta. Thank you for dropping by. I am still writing Emma's Book 3 and so cannot even begin to hazard a guess as to when it will be released. The years 1013-1017 were VERY COMPLICATED in England, and I have written scenes set in Normandy and Denmark as well. Hang in there with me until I finish writing the book. When I type THE END, I'll be shouting about it.(less)
Patricia Bracewell Hi Samantha. YES! Emma's third book is still happening! I am working on revisions, so it is still "in process". But I should have it on my agent's des…moreHi Samantha. YES! Emma's third book is still happening! I am working on revisions, so it is still "in process". But I should have it on my agent's desk very soon. (Revising is a lot easier than writing a first draft!) So please, stay tuned!(less)
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The Death Scene of King Æthelred

  Æthelred II, Anglo-Saxon king of England, died on 23 April, 1016. The entry in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle that notes his passing, probably written within a decade of his death, reads like this: “He ended his days on St. George’s … Read More →
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“As Norman bride and English queen she would walk a fine line between the interests of two rulers -- her brother and her lord. Both men would demand her fealty. One, at least, would exact a heavy price if she were to prove disloyal.”
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“His vision blurred to haze, the sounds of feasting stilled, and from every dark corner, shadows streamed toward him until they reached the dais and formed a pulsing darkness before him. From its murky heart, his dead brother's face, eyes glowing and malignant, stared into his.”
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“He was hounded by the shade of his brother, demanding terribly the price of blood... William of Malmesbury, the History of the English Kings.”
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“As Norman bride and English queen she would walk a fine line between the interests of two rulers -- her brother and her lord. Both men would demand her fealty. One, at least, would exact a heavy price if she were to prove disloyal.”
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“His vision blurred to haze, the sounds of feasting stilled, and from every dark corner, shadows streamed toward him until they reached the dais and formed a pulsing darkness before him. From its murky heart, his dead brother's face, eyes glowing and malignant, stared into his.”
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“He was hounded by the shade of his brother, demanding terribly the price of blood... William of Malmesbury, the History of the English Kings.”
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