A Tale of Sutton Hoo




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/27/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9781452056098
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9781467004985

About the Book

‘Brightfire’ covers important events during and after the reign of King Raedwald of Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, East Anglia, UK, and is set mainly in and around his homestead nearby, with some scenes set in Northumbria and elsewhere. The story is set in the period 608-633 AD, when Christianity is struggling to take hold on the eastern side of Britain.

In this sequel to ‘Storm Frost’, Niartha remains a key character and so does her son Ricberht, now a goldsmith: though ‘Brightfire’ can stand alone.

Eorpwald, Raedwald’s son, is hostile to Christians, jealous of other, successful young men (including Ricberht) and is a cruel bully in spite of all his father’s efforts to master him during his lifetime. When Raedwald dies no-one can control Eorpwald. Even his own people are in danger.

We see fighting and feasting, rescue and rape, cruelty and kindness, laughter and grief in a story that rises to a strong climax.

About the Author

The author lives in Suffolk and is a Sutton Hoo Society guide at Sutton Hoo (National Trust). She lists among her other interests: family, theatre, literature and travel; she has enjoyed amateur theatre, teaching English and Drama, swimming with dolphins and diving on the Great Barrier Reef.