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Blood Queen

Narrated by: Sally Armstrong
Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
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Summary

Cold. Ruthless. Deadly. The myth of Lady Macbeth looms large. But behind the villainous portrait stands a real woman. This is her story.... 

Scotland, AD 1020 - King Malcolm II is fading fast. It is North vs South, for two families have a claim on the inheritance of his crown. Who will gain the Scottish throne?   

On the eve of her 16th birthday, a flushed and nervous Cora MacDuff waits to marry her sweetheart, Macbeth. But her dreams are about to be stolen from her as the night she was hoping for turns into a brutal slaughter. In order to reclaim the life she was promised, she will learn to use every weapon at her disposal - even her son.   

The beginning of a brand-new historical fiction series by the best-selling author of the Queens of Conquest series. Her new trilogy unearths the real women behind Shakespeare's most infamous queens.... If you love Elizabeth Chadwick and Anne O'Brien, you will adore Joanna Courtney. 

©2018 Joanna Courtney (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"I was hooked from the very first page and didn't want to put it down. Joanna Courtney is a new talent in the world of historical fiction and one that I would highly recommend. I look forward to reading more by this fantastic author." (Bookbabblers)  

"A strong sense of atmosphere and place and time. I really got into the story, in fact I was so gripped by it at one point that I missed my bus. It was a really good, exciting, read. I cannot wait to read the next two books." (Michelle Birkby, author of The House at Baker Street)

"A glorious, rich, epic story of love, friendship and sacrifice which will sweep you up and transport you to another time. I absolutely loved this and can't wait for the next book in the series." (Rachael Lucas, author of Sealed with a Kiss and Coming Up Roses

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Brilliant, highly recommend

Superbly written book, gripping story and beautifully read too. This is one I'll come back to again. All Joanna Courtney books are good but I think this one tops them. I love the historical notes at the end too.

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Wonderful imaginative storytelling

Loved everything about this book. The life these women lived in those times so imaginatively told. A completely new insight into history for me