The Wolf Banner by Paula Lofting

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It seems that just about everyone wanted to rule England…the French, the Godwins, Edward and his heirs, the Danes.  It also seems that anything that could go wrong for Wulfhere does go wrong.  In the sequel to Sons of the Wolf, the author pulls out all the stops and delivers a scintillating run up to the cataclysmic events coming in 1066.  Wulfhere is a prime example of the range of emotions the author uses to bring the reader into the mindsets of the main and bit players in this chaotic, uncertain time.  A champion fighter, respected thegn and loyal servant to the King, Wulfhere endures much turmoil and suffering and has to dig deep to survive everything thrown at him.  The author also gives the reader a penetrating glimpse of the dance between the parties vying for power; be it the throne of England or the Earldom of Mercia.  Duplicity, underhanded dealings, and the pragmatic approach to the politics of the day are dealt with in an informative and entertaining fashion.  A page turning delight awaits, dear reader.  4.3 stars

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2 thoughts on “The Wolf Banner by Paula Lofting

  1. jeanette taylor ford January 11, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    I think The Wolf Banner is a great book. Very readable and good content. Keeps the reader engaged.

    • tigers68 January 11, 2017 / 2:18 pm

      my only real complaint, and it’s most likely because I’m American, is her use of the old names for places…I understand why she wrote in that fashion…just not used to the language.. 🙂

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