Rebecca Tingle The Edge on the Sword

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The Edge on the Sword

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An adventure worthy of legend, for fans of Game of Thrones and Ranger's Apprentice

When fifteen-year-old Æthelflæd is suddenly and reluctantly betrothed to an ally of her father, the king, her world will never be the same. For as a noblewoman in the late 800s, she will be expected to be meek and unlearned—and Flæd is anything but meek and unlearned. Her marriage will bring peace to her land, but while her royal blood makes her a valuable asset, she is also a vulnerable target. And when enemies attack, Flæd must draw upon her skills and fight to lead her people to safety and prove her worth as a princess—and as a warrior.


"Tingle's graceful, tightly plotted narrative is . . . an enthralling tale. A first-rate example of historical fiction."—Booklist

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About the Author:

Rebecca Tingle was born in Utah as the oldest child in a large family—three boys and five girls. After earning an M.A. in English with a medieval specialization at Brigham Young University, she went to Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar to study Old English literature. Tingle returned home to Utah having written the first few chapters of a novel about Æthelflæd of Mercia. She worked for a year as a member of the Brigham Young University Admissions Committee before marrying Bryce Tingle, a Canadian lawyer, and moving to Calgary, Alberta. There she finished her novel, The Edge on the Sword, and began a second book, Far Traveler. Rebecca and Bryce are the parents of two daughters.

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This is an outstanding introduction to Anglo-Saxon history for young readers. Emily Gray brings to life the young heroine, 15-year-old Aethelflaed, daughter of King Alfred, giving her a growing sense of self-assurance. As a girl in a man's world, she is taught to fight like a man and use her wit to make up for her small stature by her friend and bodyguard, Red. The story is based on a real girl who went on to become ruler in her own right. Listeners will enjoy Gray's smooth pronunciations of difficult names and places, as well as her ability to build tension and express the depths of emotion felt for each other by the two protagonists. D.G. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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