Reviews of my books


This category contains reviews of my work from around the web.  All links back to original publishing site, quite of a lot of which are amazon but some from other places as well.  If you know of a review not shown here please let me know.

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5.0 out of 5 stars From the cover..... 29 Jan 2007
The throne is the prize and the Saxon Earl Harold and William the Bastard of Normandy are about to battle to the death to gain it. A land and its people are torn apart and forged anew. Eleventh-century England is drawn in all its bloody, violent, turbulent and irresistible colour, in a magnificent historical novel.

"I accept your gift, but have nothing of equal worth to give you in return. So, I will make you this pledge. I vow that if you ever have need of me, then you have but to summon me and l will repay you with any favour you have to ask."

Words spoken to a child in return for the gift of her greatest treasure. Renaud de Lassay has no premonition that his freely given vow will forever change his life. But the young Norman squire who was the honoured guest in Saxon Godmund's hall is now returning in the Bastard's army, and the child Ceolwyn is a woman who has seen her family shatter in the wake of the Battle of Hastings. Grieving and full of hatred, Ceolwyn redeems her promised favour and demands of Renaud: Give me back all I have lost. And until the impossible task is fulfilled there can be no healing of the deep and bitter breech, between Renaud and Ceolwyn, serf and master, Saxon and Norman...

Sarah Pernell's recreation of a wounded and divided land is a brilliant blend of historical fact and imaginative fiction, peopled by characters whose politics and passions are as vivid as our own.
4.0 out of 5 stars Love and epic., 20 Sep 2000
By A Customer
This review is from: The Gift and the Promise (Paperback)

William of Normandy is about to claim the throne of England...and families will be torn apart. Travel in history and times through the love story between the Norman knight Renaud de Lassay and the Saxon lady Ceolwynn.At first friends, then enemies and lovers, they shall be separated by life and will suffer a lot.Against all odds, Renaud shall never forget the promise he once made to a fair and lovely child.And Ceolwynn will surrender to her sweetheart. In this magnificent epic, Sarah Pernell depicts feudal England during the war between William the Norman and Harold the Saxon.Characters are brilliant and through the links between families and acquaintances, the author achieve to give an interesting story of history.