Friday, September 4, 2015

Spotlight on The Outlander King by Hilary Rhodes

Publication Date: June 1, 2015
eBook: 476 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction

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 history as William the Conqueror. Thrust into the center of the new Norman court and a dizzying web of political intrigue and plotting princes, she must choose her alliances carefully in a game of thrones where the stakes are unimaginably high. Embroiled in rebellions and betrayals, Aislinn learns the price of loyalty, struggles to find her home, and save those she loves – and, perhaps, her own soul as well.

Almost nine hundred years later in 1987, Selma Murray, an American graduate student at Oxford University, is researching the mysterious “Aethelinga” manuscript, as Aislinn’s chronicle has come to be known. Trying to work out the riddles of someone else’s past is a way for Selma to dodge her own troubling ghosts – yet the two are becoming inextricably intertwined. She must face her own demons, answer Aislinn’s questions, and find forgiveness – for herself and others – in this epically scaled but intimately examined, extensively researched look at the creation of history, the universality of humanity, and the many faces it has worn no matter the century: loss, grief, guilt, redemption, and love.

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About the Author

Hilary Rhodes is a scholar, author, blogger, and all-around geek who fell in love with medieval England while spending a year abroad at Oxford University. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in history,
and is currently preparing for doctoral studies at the University of Leeds, fulfilling a years-long dream to return to the UK. In what little spare time she has, she enjoys reading, blogging about her favorite TV shows, movies, and books, music, and traveling.

For more information please visit Hilary Rhodes’ blog.

The Outlander King Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, August 24

Spotlight & Excerpt at What Is That Book About

Tuesday, August 25

Review at Based on a True Story

Wednesday, August 26

Spotlight & Excerpt at To Read, or Not to Read
Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More

Thursday, August 27

Review at 100 Pages a Day

Friday, August 28

Spotlight at The Never-Ending Book

Monday, August 31
Review at History From a Woman’s Perspective
Interview at Boom Baby Reviews

Tuesday, September 1

Spotlight at The True Book Addict

Wednesday, September 2

Guest Post & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Thursday, September 3

Review at CelticLady’s Reviews
Guest Post at Books and Benches

Friday, September 4

Spotlight at A Literary Vacation

Saturday, September 5

Review at A Fold in the Spine

Monday, September 7

Review & Excerpt at Queen of All She Reads

Tuesday, September 8

Review at Book Nerd

Wednesday, September 9

Spotlight & Excerpt at Historical Fiction Connection

Thursday, September 10

Review at Yelena Casale’s Blog

Friday, September 11

Spotlight & Excerpt at The Lit Bitch


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