When you read even an inkling of what has happened on the Isles of Britain in terms of wars, skirmishes and fights for power, it is a miracle it still stands to tell the tale.The author has created his work around the era leading up to and the subsequent landing of William the Conqueror on the British Isles.A tale of betrayal and plays for power. The use of marriages, family ties to foreign countries and the catholic church to implement one king and then usurp another.Game of Thrones has nothing on the history of Britain. It is often so fantastical that it is hard to believe it isn't fiction.This is one of those books where you can't miss a page lest you miss an important allegiance of loyalty or whisper of treason. That's without having to pay attention to all the family members, names and relationship status of each character.It was an engrossing read as historical fiction often tends to be. Some of the dialogue in the scenes between Harold and his women were a little dramatic unlike the rest which was far more direct, factual and to the point. Overall though I found it to be a very enjoyable book.I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley.