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Queen Hereafter

(2010)
A Novel of Margaret of Scotland
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Refugee. Queen. Saint. In eleventh-century Scotland, a young woman strives to fulfill her destiny despite the risks . . .

Shipwrecked on the Scottish coast, a young Saxon princess and her family - including the outlawed Edgar of England - ask sanctuary of the warrior-king Malcolm Canmore, who shrewdly sees the political advantage. He promises to aid Edgar and the Saxon cause in return for the hand of Edgar's sister, Margaret, in marriage.

A foreign queen in a strange land, Margaret adapts to life among the barbarian Scots, bears princes, and shapes the fierce warrior Malcolm into a sophisticated ruler. Yet even as the king and queen build a passionate and tempestuous partnership, the Scots distrust her. When her husband brings Eva, a Celtic bard, to court as a hostage for the good behavior of the formidable Lady Macbeth, Margaret expects trouble. Instead, an unlikely friendship grows between the queen and her bard, though one has a wild Celtic nature and the other follows the demanding path of obligation.
Torn between old and new loyalties, Eva is bound by a vow to betray the king and his Saxon queen. Soon imprisoned and charged with witchcraft and treason, Eva learns that Queen Margaret - counseled by the furious king and his powerful priests - will decide her fate and that of her kinswoman Lady Macbeth. But can the proud queen forgive such deep treachery?

Impeccably researched, a dramatic page-turner, Queen Hereafter is an unforgettable story of shifting alliances and the tension between fear and trust as a young woman finds her way in a dangerous world.

Genre: Historical Romance

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Hardback Editions

December 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland
Author(s): Susan Fraser King
ISBN: 0-307-45279-4 / 978-0-307-45279-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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Paperback Editions

December 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland
Author(s): Susan Fraser King
ISBN: 0-307-45280-8 / 978-0-307-45280-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland
Author(s): Susan Fraser King
Publisher: Broadway Books
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