Monday, September 26, 2016

Giveaway - Alvar the Kingmaker by Annie Whitehead

October 1st is a pivotal date in the story of Alvar the Kingmaker, and to commemorate this date, and to celebrate the fact that the book has just been awarded an indieBRAG Gold Medallion, Annie is giving away a paperback copy.

Alvar the Kingmaker is a tale of politics, intrigue, deceit and murder set in tenth-century England. Nobleman Alvar knows that securing the throne for the young and worthy King Edgar will brand him as an oath-breaker. As a fighting man, he is indispensable to the new sovereign, but his success and power gain him deadly, murderous enemies amongst those who seek favour with the king, and point the finger of suspicion when Edgar’s brother, the previous king, dies in mysterious circumstances. Alvar must fight to protect his lands, and his position, and learn the subtle art of politics. He must also, as a man of principle, keep secret his love for the wife of his trusted deputy. Civil war erupts, and Alvar once again finds himself the only man capable of setting a new king upon the throne of England, an act which comes at great personal cost. His career began with a dishonourable deed to help a good king; now he must be loyal to a new king, Aethelred, whom he knows will be weak, and whose supporters have been accused of regicide. Can he bring about peace, reconcile with his enemies, and find personal happiness, whilst all the time doing his duty to his loved ones? And what of the fragile Queen, who not only depends upon him but has fallen in love with him?

This offer is open internationally, and will run from Monday 26th September to midnight Sunday 2nd October 2016. For a chance to win, leave a comment below - don't forget to leave your contact details!


15 comments:

  1. I'd love to win a copy of Alvar, Annie. The Anglo Saxon era is my favourite period in history and it's great that authors like yourself are lighting a way through the 'Dark Ages'. There was so much going on then!

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  2. Would love to read this book which covers a fascinating period of English History. And a real book too!��

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  3. I would certainly love to be the recipient of this wonderful book about times past and almost forgotten

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  4. As a total history anorak this would be an ideal addition to my library shedding light on the dark ages is a must read

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  5. As a total history anorak this would be an ideal addition to my library shedding light on the dark ages is a must read

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  6. Would love to win a copy of this. I am a complete history anorak and love sharing my books with my friend. We take turn in buying books we like and sharing after we have read them.

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  7. Right now I should be writing, not reading, but this is too tempting - and especially a paperback!

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  8. Far too tempting - count me in please.

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  9. This does sound amazing. I love this period in history.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  10. Would love it. Love that time period.

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  11. "...a tale of politics, intrigue, deceit and murder." As a acolyte of Niccolo Machiavelli (not Medieval, I confess) I'd love to read this.

    kjburt0311(at)gmail.com
    USA

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  12. Love this time period, and have been impatiently anticipating this book for a long time. Pick me! Pick me! :) hilb1002@gmail.com

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  13. Sounds like a brilliant book. jman1985@yahoo.com.

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  14. Looks like another great book from Annie!

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