- Narrated by: Katie Firth
- Series: Emma of Normandy Trilogy, Book 1
- Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
- Release date: 02-07-13
Shadow on the Crown AudioBook Summary
A rich tale of power and forbidden love revolving around a young medieval queen
In 1002, 15-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her, and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies and secure her status as queen by bearing a son.
Determined to outmaneuver her adversaries, Emma forges alliances with influential men at court and wins the affection of the English people. But her growing love for a man who is not her husband and the imminent threat of a Viking invasion jeopardize both her crown and her life.