The charismatic Bishop Odo of Bayeux, brother to William the Conqueror of Normandy, commissions a tapestry to record the conquest of England. Gytha, previously the handmaiden to the mistress of Odo’s enemy, is hired as an embroiderer. As Odo’s life becomes entangled with Gytha’s, he comes into conflict with his king and his God. Friends become enemies and enemies become lovers. Nothing in life or in the tapestry is what it seems. This is an unlikely love story born of passion and intensity, and their tale is “a story of love, war, and the tangled truth of Britain’s birth.
I’m a bit torn on this book, there was great accurate historical information but I think the information was over done and I would only recommend this to serious historical buff fans. There is a great storyline for the first hundred pages, after that it dragged for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good historical story and in fact this was the last in my unofficial historical appreciation month. I do love to read good fiction and there was some greats ones last year!
I give this 3 stars, this book wasn’t to my tastes, considering that I've read a whole lot of historical in the last month or so.
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Review Courtesy Of: NetGalley