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The Widow Queen

(2021)
(The first book in the Bold series)
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Elzbieta Cherezinska's The Widow Queen is the epic story of a Polish queen whose life and name were all but forgotten until now.

The bold one, they call her—too bold for most.

To her father, the great duke of Poland, Swietoslawa and her two sisters represent three chances for an alliance. Three marriages on which to build his empire.

But Swietoslawa refuses to be simply a pawn in her father's schemes; she seeks a throne of her own, with no husband by her side.

The gods may grant her wish, but crowns sit heavy, and power is a sword that cuts both ways.

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Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"A fascinating and forgotten corner of history . . . Cherezinska brings to life a world of violence and beauty, superstition and intrigue." - Linnea Hartsuyker

"Fascinating, authentic, and beautifully told, The Widow Queen is the story of a forgotten Polish princess in an era of warriors, the headstrong, clever Swietoslawa--twice a queen, mother of kings. An impressive and compelling story brought vividly to life!" - Susan King

"THE WIDOW QUEEN is a genuine gift for historical fiction enthusiasts: a deeply-detailed story of power, politics, and love--and the impossibility of keeping all three. In Swietoslawa, Elzbieta Cherezinska reveals to us a complex woman who was ignored by historians, rightfully elevating her to an equal standing with her more-famous allies and enemies. This carefully-crafted novel lives up to its protagonist's title: the Bold One." - Nathan Makaryk

"Look no further for your next great adventure. The Widow Queen unspools the true history of two courageous siblings, Boleslaw--the first and future King of Poland, and his daring sister Swietoslawa, fated to a royal destiny in a great Norse kingdom. Ranging across Baltic shores to the northern reaches of Scandinavia, and far West to King Ethelred's England, Cherezinska propels us through a tale of great personal and social transformation, from pagan to Christian, and private to political. This hidden history of a forgotten yet vitally important heroine brings Swietoslawa into the limelight she so richly deserves." - Octavia Randolph

"Elzbieta Cherezinska writes with great depth and imagination, bringing to life seductive and detailed worlds." - Olga Tokarczuk


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Hardback Editions

April 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Widow Queen (The Bold, 1)
Author(s): Elzbieta Cherezinska
ISBN: 1-250-21800-4 / 978-1-250-21800-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2022 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Widow Queen (The Bold, 1)
Author(s): Elzbieta Cherezinska
ISBN: 1-250-21801-2 / 978-1-250-21801-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Audio Editions

April 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Widow Queen (The Bold, 3)
Author(s): Elzbieta Cherezinska
ISBN: 1-250-78980-X / 978-1-250-78980-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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April 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Widow Queen: The Bold, Book 1
Author(s): Elzbieta Cherezinska
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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April 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Widow Queen: The Bold, Book 1
Author(s): Elzbieta Cherezinska
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Widow Queen: The Bold, Book 1
Author(s): Elzbieta Cherezinska
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Widow Queen: The Bold, Book 1
Author(s): Elzbieta Cherezinska
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Widow Queen (The Bold Book 1)
Author(s): Elzbieta Cherezinska
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU