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The Sea Queen (Half Drowned King 2) - Linnea Hartsuyker

The Sea Queen (Half Drowned King 2) - Linnea Hartsuyker

This is № 22 of an exclusive edition of only 250 copies

Title: The Sea Queen

Author:  Linnea Hartsuyker

ISBN:  9781408708828

Weight:  990g

Numbered signed first edition, first printing




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The Sea Queen by Linnea Hartsuyker

The Sea Queen returns to the fjords and halls of Viking-Age Scandinavia, a world of violence and prophecy, where honor is challenged by shifting alliances, and vengeance is always a threat to peace.

Ragnvald Eysteinsson is now king of Sogn, but fighting battles for King Harald keeps him away from home, as he confronts treachery and navigates a political landscape that grows more dangerous the higher he rises.

Ragnvald’s sister Svanhild has found the freedom and adventure she craves at the side of the rebel explorer Solvi Hunthiofsson, though not without a cost.  She longs for a home where her quiet son can grow strong, and a place where she can put down roots, even as Solvi’s ambition draws him back to Norway’s battles again and keeps her divided from her brother.

As a growing rebellion unites King Harald’s enemies, Ragnvald suspects that some Norse nobles are not loyal to Harald’s dream of a unified Norway.  He sets a plan in motion to defeat all of his enemies, and bring his sister back to his side, while Svanhild finds herself with no easy decisions, and no choices that will leave her truly free.  Their actions will hold irrevocable repercussions for the fates of those they love and for Norway itself.

Peer & Press Reviews

Hartsuyker’s second volume in her trilogy (after The Half-Drowned King) continues the saga of Ragnvald Eysteinsson… but Svanhild proves that Norse women can be just as vicious and cunning as Norse men… this is an ambitious tale of Norwegian medieval warfare told in richly colorful and accurate historical detail.  Hartsuyker’s novel reveals just how tenuous life is when disputes are settled with sword and battle-axe.

Publishers Weekly

A seafaring epic with bloodcurdling raids and political intrigue to spare…  Svanhild emerges as a complicated, talented, and shrewd warrior in her own right…  Hartsuyker is a skilled storyteller, and the moral battles her characters wrestle with on and off the battlefield add compelling psychological depth to an old and epic tale.

Kirkus Reviews

Hartsuyker is a wonderfully descriptive writer equally adept at penning truly horrifying battle scenes as depicting life in ninth-century Norway.  Fans of History Channel’s Vikings should find this novel equally compelling.

Library Journal

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Sea Queen
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition background

This numbered edition of 250 copies was commissioned by a leading London bookshop working in association with the publisher.

Each book has a signed authentication page, tipped-in directly before the title page, that confirms the book’s handwritten number and that it is a first edition.  Also printed on this page is the book’s title, the author’s name, the name of the publisher and the month / year of publication.

Book number 22 of 250
Series The Half Drowned King trilogy – book 2
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the signature /  number authentication page
Book Stats
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Little, Brown
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9781408708828
ISBN 10 1408708825
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 444 (inc. Author’s Note)
Size (h x w x d) 242 x 162 x 40mm
Packed weight 1.039kg heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Nina Subin
Design + art direct. Sean Garrehy - LBBG
Photography Larry Rostant
Map Laura Hartman Maestro

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