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Oswiu King of Kings, Book Review

Oswiu King of Kings, By Edoardo Albert

About the Book: In the third entry chronicling the rise of Christian kings in Britain, Oswald dies and the great pagan king Penda becomes overlord in his place. To stand against the increasingly powerful Penda, Oswiu, king of Bernicia, tries to unite the smaller neighboring kingdoms by marrying a daughter of Deira. But the struggle for power leads Oswiu to order the assassination of the king of Deira. He wins the throne but loses the approval of the people. In atonement, he establishes a monastery at the site of the slaying.

What will happen when Oswiu and High King Penda at last meet in battle? Though the kingdom may become politically one, both the Celtic and Roman strands of Christian faith vie for supremacy, mirroring the king’s own struggle for power.

About the Book: I’ve previously read a few books by Edoardo Albert’s books in the past and liked them a lot so when I was given the chance to review Oswiu King of Kings I was very interested. Starting out the book places you in a setting that is spectacular and so imaginative. The plot was even better than previous books I’ve read from the author and the whole book was great from start to finish.

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