Brentwood Book Club
Tuesday, June 11 | 6:30 pm
This month’s selection is The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker.
Since the death of Ragnvald Eysteinsson’s father in battle, he has worked hard to protect his sister Svanhild and planned to inherit his family’s land when he comes of age. But when the captain of his ship tries to kill him on the way home from a raiding excursion, he must confront his stepfather’s betrayal, and find a way to protect his birthright. It is no easy feat in Viking-Age Norway, where a hundred petty rulers kill over parcels of land, and a prophesied high king is rising.
But where Ragnvald is expected to bleed, and even die, for his honour, Svanhild is simply expected to marry well. It’s not a fate she relishes, and when the chance to leave her stepfather’s cruelty comes at the hand of her brother’s arch-rival, Svanhild is forced to make the ultimate choice: family or freedom. (Description from publisher).
The Brentwood Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month. Ask for a copy of the current selection at the desk. Newcomers are always welcome and no registration is required.