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The Outlander King

(The Aetheling's Bride #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  90 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The story of The Lion and the Rose and the Norman Conquest continues in this spellbinding new historical fiction series from author Hilary Rhodes, pulling back the curtain on the lives of two remarkable women connected across centuries: Aislinn, a seventeen-year-old English girl caught up in the advancing army of the “outlander king,” the man who will become known to histo ...more
Kindle Edition, 476 pages
Published June 1st 2015
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Kathleen Kelly
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Outlander King tells the story of Aislinn from the age of 17, when she is captured by William the Conquerer. The story starts out in 1066 and goes through approximately 1072. William was the first Norman King of England starting his reign in 1066. He invaded England and the standing king, Harold was killed at the Battle of Hastings. William and his men are going from village to village demanding tribute from the people, not only monetary but taking the sons of the family. In the village of B ...more
Cindy Tetreault
Jul 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Good story but a little choppy. I didn't care for the jump in time from medieval to modern day. It did make me want to read more about William the Conqueror

I am eager to read the next book in this series. Good price for an adequate story. I love historical stories
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Selma, an Oxford University student, is researching the medieval “Aetheling” manuscript. As she is reading, we learn the story of Aislinn. She joins William the Conqueror’s camps alongside her twin brother. When William finally defeats the English, she is forced to become a maidservant to the defeated English king, Edgar. Aislin eventually finds herself swept amidst the danger, treachery, and political intrigue within the Norman court. Realizing that she is a pawn between two English kings who s ...more
Yelena Casale
Sep 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this historical fiction set in the time of William of Normandy (later known as William the Conqueror). The main story follows a commoner girl, Aislinn, as she is taken away from her home and goes through various personal and historical events to becomes a strong yet flawed woman. Aislinn and her family are fictional characters but most of the rest of the people surrounding her are in fact historical characters, and I really liked the mix of the two. Most of the secondary ch ...more
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